Gerry - posted on 01/17/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
News came out today that researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine are concerned that Vicks VapoRub may cause airway inflammation that can restrict breathing. This comes after an 11-month old girl was treated for sever respiratory distress after Vicks was placed directly under her nose.
While I"m not trying to discredit the researchers, this clearly points to parents not reading labels and improperly using a product. First, Vicks VapoRub is recommended for use in children over two years of age. Second, it should never be placed under a child's nose. Also, this report is specifically addressing Vicks VapoRub not Vicks BabyRub.
In this age of massive recalls and faulty products it disturbs me when a product or brand is called on the carpet due to people who are not using it as directed. Parents - read labels and follow directions!