Vicks VapoRub is a topical medication usually applied to the skin to treat coughs and chest congestion. But, this unique rub has other medicinal purposes. If applied to muscles and joints it can relieve aches and pain without the usual side effects of burning and skin irritations for most individuals. Anyone over the age of two can safely use Vicks VapoRub. However, you should consult a doctor before using Vicks VapoRub if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you have a chronic cough caused by smoking, or if you have been
diagnosed with emphysema. You should not use Vicks VapoRub if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Vicks VapoRub including camphor, eucalyptus oil, or menthol.
To treat muscle aches or joint pain, rub Vicks VapoRub directly over the muscle and joints. Try a little bit at first to gauge your reaction. Once you get use to the odiferous smell, you'll be in seventh heaven has your muscles and joints receive that cooling topical relief. Vicks VapoRub should never be used internally or in a manner not directed. Do not use on broken skin or burns.