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Vicks VapoRub Misuse May Hurt Kids

18-Month-Old Girl Hospitalized After Vicks VapoRub Put Under Her Nose

Risks vs. Benefits continued...

Meanwhile, everyone who spoke with WebMD urges parents to use Vicks VapoRub only as directed: on children older than 2 years, and applied only to the chest, back, or throat and NOT to the nostrils or on wounds or open skin.

The Rubin study appears in the January issue of the journal Chest.

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