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Question
Posted by: | 2019/11/22

Q.

Can I put Vicks in my nose?

My wife has been putting Vick’s in her sinuses for a long time now her nose is always running. She doesn’t believe that it could damage her lungs.

Expert's Reply

A.

Cough Expert
- 2020/01/17

You should definitely not be putting Vicks up your nose!!!
The problem is that at night it will leak to the back of your throat and then into your lungs.  This can cause a very nasty pneumonia, which could lead to lung damage and far worse.

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