Did You Hear: Vicks May Make Kids Sicker

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wanted to point out this news story since I know many of us (and many of our parents) use Vicks on our kids at the first sign of a cold. According to this article, using Vicks products, and particularly putting Vicks ointment under childrens' nostrils, may actually increase mucus production and cause serious respiratory issues. As with all "scientific studies," there is ample back-and-forth on what this conclusion really means but the medical community is in agreement that it is best to avoid using Vicks on children under 2. Who knew?
5 comments:
I love vicks said...

You've got to be kidding me. We use vicks ALL the time! It's the only thing that works!

Anonymous said...

oh lord, is this real or another knee-jerk ban on something that has been used forever??

no more vicks said...

wow i hadn't heard this. thanks for posting!

Anonymous said...

Did this study include "Baby Vicks"?

Sujatha said...

It says that in the warnings if I remember right.

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