If You Put a Cotton Ball with VapoRub in Your Ear All Night, Here’s The Surprising Effect

Vicks VapoRub is far different from other non-prescription treatments, and is incredibly popular over-the-counter medicine, which treats ailments with vapors. According to Bridie Cavanaugh at eHow, VapoRub’s three main ingredients, menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus oil relieve a cough and congestion through inhalation. Additionally, it also acts as an effective topical analgesic.

This amazing product offers many different benefits, and can provide the surprising effects in the following cases:

Muscle aches

Massage the painful area with this product, and after that wrap it in a dry, warm towel for dome time, to improve the positive effects.


Ear infection or a common cold are the main reasons for the earache. Yet, the pain in the ear is debilitating and makes it very hard to fall asleep. In this case, you can use Vicks VapoRub to soothe the pain. All you have to do is to rub a little on a cotton ball, and put it in the ear. Leave it to act overnight.


Just apply some Vicks in the case of a common headache to the temples to soothe the headache fast. In the case of a sinus headache, you can put a bit of this ointment under the nose and breathe in slowly and deeply.

Cracked heels

To make your heels soft again, just apply Vicks in the evening, and massage the problematic areas. Leave it to act overnight, and in the morning, rinse with warm water and exfoliate with a pumice stone.

Heal bruises and minor cuts

To accelerate the healing process, just run it around smaller cuts, but avoid its use in the case to open wounds and damaged skin. For bruises, you should apply a thin layer of Vicks and salt, which will improve blood circulation and heal them fast.

Toenail fungus

We recommend you to Rub the infected areas with VapoRub 2-3 times daily for several weeks or even a few months, and you will fight the fungus.

Keep animals at bay

If you want to avoid the scratches of your cat on the doors, couch, and curtains, just dab the furniture with it.

Repel bugs

Rub some of it on the insect bites o relieve the itching, and apply a bit of Vicks to your clothing and skin to protect yourself from bugs.


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