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Posted by: Janita Janssen | 2009/06/05

Vicks Vapor Rub in Pregnancy

Hello,
It seems that there is conflicting advice regarding the use of Vicks Vapor Rub (on the feet and chest) during pregnancy? I am 18 weeks pregnant and have a cold - is it safe for me to rub Vicks under my feet and on my chest?
Thank you!
Janita

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Janita

Vicks Vapor Rub has never been tested in pregnancy and therefore, the safety has not been determined. I do however, think that it will be safe to use. I do however, rather suggest that you get a lot of rest and consume plenty of fluids and take Panado for the fever and pain. This will alleviate your flu symptoms.


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