Jackie - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
i have seen people leave comments over and over and over telling other moms to use vicks rub on their young children and babies...
it is NOT safe!!!! it has recently (jan 09) been found that using vicks rub on babies/young kids backs/chests/feet has been shown to increase mucous production and can lead in to severe respiratory distress and even death in a few cases.
using this is an "old wives tale" from generations past when people didnt really know better!! we have the research and facts now, so check it out!
be safe and always always always look into something before you use it on your young ones!! especially something meant for adult use only!!! better be safe than sorry!
and im sure, some will say " i always use it, it works great, and my doc said ok blah blah blah"
.....in some cases though, it hasnt always been "ok", and sometimes docs arent quite so up to date!
just becareful! :) i dont want any moms to have to go through an ordeal like that!