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Health Tips: Some Uses for Vicks VapoRub

How many of us grew up knowing that Vicks VapoRub is part of a tradition when it comes to treatment in the healing of colds and flu just by it's use of vapours. As the three most important ingredients camphor, menthol and eucalyptus oil, it relieves congestion and coughing. But we all know that, don't we? But did you know it can help with a few other remedies too.

Some uses for Vicks VapoRub

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Treating headaches.

By applying Vicks to your temples you can get instant pain relief. If you are suffering from a sinus headache you can put some Vicks under your nose while breathing deep and slow.

Aching muscles.

We all deal with muscle aches at times. But when applying Vicks over the place where the muscles are paining and then wrapping a warm towel on the same place for a while. Should help with the relief

Toenail fungus.

If you suffer from toenail fungus. You can apply Vicks 2 or 3 times every day till it is cured. Just by rubbing on the affected nail. It may take weeks or months depending on how severe it is.

Cracked heels.

When you suffer with cracked and dry heels. It is suggested before going to sleep. Apply Vicks on the affected areas and massage it a bit. Then put on some socks. The next morning rinse your feet with warm water and exfoliate your heels with a pumice stone. Moisturise as desired.

Treatment of minor cuts and help heal bruises.

By applying a thin layer on bruises. You will help circulate blood and dissolve any bruise marks. Rubbing Vicks on cuts will help improve healing. But please note it isnt intended for open wounds or skin that is damaged. So take precaution when using this advice.

Cat repellent

By applying small amounts on furniture and curtains your cat wont come close. Helping furniture stay scratch free and curtains safe.

Bug repellent

Last but not the least. It is a great repellent for bugs. By apply small amounts of Vicks on clothes and skin you will find bugs wont want to be close. If you are bit just apply some Vicks for effective relief against itching.

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