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Breathe, Breathe In The Air...Vick's vaporub Review with images

AdvantagesReasonably priced, effective.

DisadvantagesNone for me.I like the smell.

"...as keeping a tub of Vicks in with my other medicines, I also always have one of these containers next to my bed. I often wake during the night feeling congested and so will inhale this product. Sometimes I put a little on top a issue and put this onto my pillow so that the fumes, gentle if used in this way, offer some relief. I personally prefer the vapo rub to the stick when in the home, finding it effective for longer, although I do sometimes use ..." Read review
18.12.2010

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Versatile VICKS VapoRub.....cold relief ointment.

AdvantagesEases cold symtoms.

DisadvantagesPrice.

"I'm reviewing VICKS VapoRub. It costs between £3 and £4+ for the 50g jar , depending on where you buy it. Mine cost £3.29p in our local chemist. This is one of those things you can buy cheaper versions of , but I'm happy enough to stick to the original trail blazing version manufactured by Procter and Gamble . **************************** This is a thick ointment that comes in a tiny jar with a screw top lid. Once the lid is opened the fumes hit ..." Read review
16.11.2013

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Community Level 2littlejojo55

littlejojo55

Vicks VapoRub: Have a ball with your menthol

AdvantagesVersatile, can use as a rub for blocked sinuses or on aching muscles, or for steam inhalation

DisadvantagesQuite a gooey gel

"...was a latecomer on the Vicks train – a few years ago its popularity exploded; everywhere I turned, everyone that I spoke to, glowed with praise about it. Not one to immediately jump in and follow the crowd (more out of a general laziness than any kind of arrogance), I eventually came round to using it a couple years later when I had one of those colds you will do anything short of cutting off your own nose to try and relieve the symptoms. It’s now ..." Read review
14.03.2011

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Community Level 5stephbond89

stephbond89

Rub my chest wirh a brick - sorry mean some Vick

AdvantagesWorks very well to relieve the symptoms of cold! :)

DisadvantagesNone.

"== VICKS VAPORUB == I thought I would write this review as I am using Vicks VapoRub at this specific moment in time, and with it been this time of year when alot of people get sniffles and nasty colds with the multitude of weather which is coming our way. === Vicks as a brand: === Vicks has been around since the late 19th century, and has stuck on our shelves since then, best known for the VapoRub product, they also have a HUGE product range, ..." Read review
29.09.2009

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Community Level 6BadCompany77

BadCompany77

Tis An Art To Unblocking Your Nose………..

AdvantagesGet a Good Rub............

DisadvantagesIts Minging ............

"...bit over the benefits of Vicks vapour rub. Sorry a big smile just spread across my sexy lips as my mind just goes back to my poor depraved, oops I meant deprived childhood and how my sister and I used to fight over the last bit of Vicks in the bottle, oh happy childhood memories. I blame my father, because if he hadn't have been knocking off that blonde around the corner my Mum would have been able to afford a new jar. Still mustn't grumble as my ..." Read review
07.12.2005

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Snot in a Pot!

AdvantagesInexpensive, non-medicinal treatments, helps to relieve congestion

DisadvantagesPungent smell, leaves greasy residue

"...children with a touch of Vicks whenever they come down with a cold. Fortunately for them, my own hands are lovely and soft. (My father would no doubt say I've never done a hard day's work in my life.) For anybody that missed such special childhood moments, Vicks VapoRub is a well-established remedy for colds, sore throats, coughs, congestion and the rather gross sounding 'nasal catarrh'! It is a menthol based treatment that comes in a rather thick ..." Read review
05.04.2011

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Community Level 7kazziebears

kazziebears

No effin cough! Review with images

AdvantagesEffective and comforting and it works!

DisadvantagesA tad on the greasy side, so be careful of your nightwear...assuming you wear any!!

"...torment you. My husband swears by Vicks VapoRub, and up till now I have dismissed it as a waste of time, but desperate times call for desperate measures and when I was awoken on Monday night with said cough and a head that felt like it was being pounded with a sledgehammer each time I coughed I stumbled down the stairs to search for it in my medicine cupboard. I opened the small squat turquoise topped plastic jar (used to be glass and taller ..." Read review
21.01.2004

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Community Level 2dougrad

dougrad

Can I rub your chest

AdvantagesA product with a good reputation

DisadvantagesNone that I'm aware of

"...write my first op on Vicks Vapor rub for two reasons. Firstly, I was going to write on something less, how shall I say it – poncey, but I cannot think about anything at the moment being bunged up to the eyes with a ghastly cold. Secondly, I idolise Vick and I feel I have to spread the word. For many years – more than I would care to remember or even admit, I have used Vicks vapor rub. Many cold relief and decongestants have worked their ..." Read review
17.10.2002

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Community Level 8blurbubble

blurbubble

NOW TAKE A NICE DEEP BREATH IN...

AdvantagesEffective, inexpensive

DisadvantagesSmell can be overpowering to some

"...green and white label and Vicks logo. Depending on where you buy it and the size of pot the price varies around the £2 - £3 bracket but it lasts a long time unless you have a large family all suffering at the same time! For those stuffy distressing coughs and colds, in both children and adults, this magic goo is wonderfully effective and soothing. It contains traditional cold remedies such as menthol and Eucalyptus based in what seems to be a waxy, ..." Read review
01.12.2001

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Eliminate that snotty feeling

AdvantagesLots

Disadvantagesnone

"...I’d recommend for colds is Vicks VapoRub. It is quite versatile in the way it can be used and is extremely effective. Vicks products are aimed at helping eliminate colds and/or coughs. Vicks VapoRub is a decongestant. It is clear and the consistency of it makes it easy to rub onto your body (i.e not too thick or runny). There are two orthodox ways of using the rub: the inhalation method or the rub on method. The inhalation method ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The ..." Read review
05.10.2001

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Community Level 3Lisakw

Lisakw

The cold season

AdvantagesThe strong menthol flavours certainly do help to clear ones nose

Disadvantagescan become overpowering

"...AM I TREATING MY COLD with Vicks VapoRub. Labelled as a decongestant for colds, it seemed highly appropiate for my symptoms. I can't say I actually went out and bought this product when I felt my cold starting. This little 50g tub has been in my posession for a good while now and has seen me through many a cold. Costing £1.99, it still remains over half full so I'm sure you would agree this is extremely good value. Compare this product to other ..." Read review
24.11.2003

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Community Level 5ANNJSEC

ANNJSEC

HEAVY BREATHING

AdvantagesInstant but temporary relief

Disadvantagescan cause skin irritation

"...blocked nose and stuffiness is Vicks Vapour. It comes in the form of a rub,an inhaler or even a spray, although I personally would give the spray a miss as overuse can cause damage to the nasal membranes. Certainly as a child I can remember the Vapour rub being an old standby in its familiar bright blue bottle with the green lid. Central heating was barely heard of when I was small (giving my age away now) and colds were even more commonplace than ..." Read review
24.03.2001

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Community Level 5fromthedar...

fromthedarkside

RUB TO GRANT YOUR COLD AWAY

Advantages>>Helps for colds >>Nice smell >>2 methods of using >>Buy from many shops >> My view best vicks product >>It really works

Disadvantages>>Price might be expensive >>Small tub for £2.99

"...here goes my F.A.Q on Vicks VapoRub the product for colds. So enjoy this opinion. >>Where does Vicks come from? Vicks in the UK comes from the company Procter and Gamble (UK). P and G and the company licence holder of Vicks. Vicks is also available in the US and other countries but they have other licence holders and packaging is different from other companies. >>What is Vicks? Well, Vicks are a company that design products to help ..." Read review
26.08.2001

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Community Level 7vinodgm

vinodgm

Vaporize Your Cold Away

Advantages Effective against nasal and chest congestion, Reasonably priced

DisadvantagesNot that effective on very stubborn colds

"Vicks VapoRub is one of those products that you need to have around the household at all times. It is a decongestant and an Analgesic Ointment and can be used for a variety of purposes, therefore making it an inegral part of the contents of your medicine cabinet. Although not my favourite (it is my Mum's though) this medication has a proven track record with it's longlivity as a product. It has been around for ages and probably well before ..." Read review
21.11.2001

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Community Level 4aflynn_01

aflynn_01

Hot Stuff

Advantageshelps with breathing and coughing

Disadvantagesmakes you hot.........and cold!!

"...thing to relieve this is Vicks Vapour rub. I have used Vicks Vapour Rub since I was a little girl and my mother used to plaster us in it whenever we got colds. Vick Vapour Rub contains eucalyptus oil, menthol and camphor which releases vapours to be breathed in. These vapours help to relieve congestion brought on by colds and reduce coughs. It is produced by Proctor and Gamble and has been around for well over 100 years (my great granny used ..." Read review
24.11.2002

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