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Alternative uses for Vicks Vaporub

For starters, the classic use of Vicks is to decongest chests and throats. Usually, it is rubbed on the upper chest relieving cough and congestion symptoms.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

Got a headache? Apply Vicks Vaporub on your temples and forehead and presto, banish that throbbing pain.

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You can also use Vicks in your humidifiers and vaporizers. Sleep better at night with the soothing vapours. If you have a bad cold, put a few spoonfuls of Vicks in your vaporizer and use it as aromatherapy.

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You can also use Vicks in your humidifiers and vaporizers. Sleep better at night with the soothing vapours. If you have a bad cold, put a few spoonfuls of Vicks in your vaporizer and use it as aromatherapy.

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Another way to make use of Vicks is to apply it on bites and ticks. The eucalyptus, camphor and menthol in Vicks soothe the itch or pain in affected areas. It also serves as an analgesic.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

Vicks can provide relief on open wounds and helps dull the pain. It is particularly good in healing paper cuts and small wounds caused by splinters.

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Banish mosquitoes and other insects by applying a thin layer on exposed parts and even on to your clothing.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

Banish mosquitoes and other insects by applying a thin layer on exposed parts and even on to your clothing.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

If you have sore muscles after a long day or a workout, use Vicks on the affected area. Massage it gently on your skin and you will feel instant relief.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

In addition to providing cough relief, you can also rub Vicks all over your feet and then slip on your socks to feel better.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

Nail fungus can be cured by applying Vicks on the area. It will kill bacteria and fungus.

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Vicks is also a wonderful deterrent for your pets. The smell will discourage your cat from scratching surfaces or your dog from doing its business if it is near an open jar of Vicks.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

Vicks is also a wonderful deterrent for your pets. The smell will discourage your cat from scratching surfaces or your dog from doing its business if it is near an open jar of Vicks.

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Herpes treatment and remedies at home

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