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IN Health & Fitness ON 05 Aug, 2016
Vicks Vaporub is a superb decongestant that helps in getting rid of a headache, cold, cough, stuffy nose, throat ache, and chest congestion. But there are some astonishing uses of this OTC product which you are not even aware about.
Here, I have compiled some powerful uses of this legendary decongestant that will surely help in preventing several ailments. Have a look!
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The presence of menthol in Vicks helps in instant healing of a headache. Apply a little amount of ointment under your nose and breathe deeply. It will definitely provide relief within a few minutes.
Smear some ointment on your skin and clothes to get rid of mosquitoes. Use this ointment preferably during bedtime to keep mosquitoes away from you.
Vicks has the potential to dry out acne and soothe inflammation. For clean and clear skin, apply this ointment on the affected area 2-3 times daily and see the difference.
Besides mosquitoes, Vicks can provide protection against all types of insects. While going outside, just rub some ointment on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and ears.
Add a pinch of salt in the ointment and rub it on a bruise. Vicks will prevent swelling and discoloration instantly.
Massage your sore muscles with Vicks and then wrap them with a dry towel. For best results, repeat this process three times a day.
It is a little-known fact that Vicks provide nourishment to your skin. Just rub Vicks on dry skin and it will moisturize your skin within a few minutes.
Rub Vicks on feet, heels and socks before going to sleep. Wash them with warm water next morning. Repeat this process every night until you get the desired results.
Apply Vicks on affected nail and then wear your cotton socks. Later, cut the nail to remove the infected part. For best results, repeat this process twice every day.
Whenever you suffer from cuts or splinters, just rub some ointment on the affected area, and it will heal in some time. Vicks not only speed up the healing process but also prevents the development of further infections.
Use Vicks to remove the ugly stretch marks on your body. Start applying Vicks on the affected area every day and results will be visible within two weeks of regular use.
Rub Vicks on the affected skin to relieve itching and inflammation caused due to Eczema.
Dip a cotton ball in the ointment and place it in the aching ear for instant relief. You can also heat a garlic clove in the microwave for 10 seconds. Then apply Vicks on one of its ends and place it in your ear.
You can prevent fungal infection on your feet by using the ointment twice every day.
Apply ointment on warts and cover them with a clean cloth. Regular treatment can remove warts within two weeks.
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