When we think about multi-purpose things from our households, Vicks vaporub is a surprising yet a principal name. Vicks vaporub is one of the most useful medicine which anyone can easily get at their home. Vicks vaporub, better known as Vicks, is a mentholated ointment that is used for squeezing cough.
We are experienced enough with this ointment when we got cold, cough and fever through our childhood. When we got cold or cough, sometimes our mothers would rub it on our chest and back and its stringent smell always made us feel better by unblocking blocked nostrils and making breathing easier.
Vicks is the most used over-the-counter decongestant. It works quite differently from other types of non-prescription treatments. It was evolved in 1894 and thus, has been used for more than a 100 years. But are you aware of the different uses of Vicks apart from during cold? Here are some unbelievable uses of Vicks vaporub.
For cat lovers:
The ones who love kittens as pet have faced this problem of their cats scratching everywhere and feels like there is no stopping them. But if you apply a small quantity of Vicks on doors, windows, wall ,curtains, table etc, it will give you good results. Your cat will stay away from all those things. But beware to not apply too much, otherwise your cat will get prone to the smell and then Vicks will become ineffective.
Vicks for cough and cold is a well-known remedy but is equally effective in treating headaches too. Mostly people use painkillers for getting relief but in case you do not find any painkillers on a bad day, just use Vicks instead. Rub some amount of Vicks on your forehead and you will definitely feel light and nice. It will also help in relieving the pain.
For Getting Rid Of Mosquitoes:
Sometimes in a place full of mosquitoes, you can use Vicks for a quick result. Even if a mosquito bites you, you can apply Vicks over the bite and then cover it with band-aid to avoid itching and scratching.
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