Asked by: Iñigo Whiteley
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th May, 2020

Does Vicks help soften feet?

Vicks Vaporub
This popular decongestant is something of a superhero in the medicine cabinet, as not only does it help unblock your nasal passages, it can also soften up your feet and is often used by podiatrists to treat fungal infections.

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Simply so, what does Vicks Vapor Rub do for your feet?

Using Vicks VapoRub on your feet or other areas of your body has a cooling effect. This is mainly because of the camphor and menthol. The cooling sensation of the vapor rub may be pleasing and temporarily help you feel better. But it doesn't actually reduce body temperature or fevers.

Beside above, can you use Vicks on cracked heels? Vicks VapoRub contains many essential oils in a base of petroleum jelly. If plain petrolatum (such as Vaseline) doesn't help your cracked heels, the essential oils might be playing a role. After a shower I apply the Vicks to the spots that need it and put on thick white socks."

In this manner, why does putting Vicks on your feet stop coughing?

Given that feet contains lots of nerves, Graedon speculates that sensory nerves in the soles of the feet may respond to stimulation with Vicks VapoRub: If the sensory nerves in the soles of the feet stimulate the spinal cord, they might be able to interrupt the cough cycle.

Can diabetics use Vicks VapoRub on their feet?

Some people try Vicks VapoRub. That will make the nails softer and easier to cut, but it doesn't get to the nail bed to cure the problem. People with diabetes should not be self-treating.

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