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  • Using Vicks Vapor Rub

     alexmac updated 1 week, 6 days ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • JustKelly

    Member
    8 September 2021 at 2:10 pm

    I have found that anytime I am having shortness of breath, Vicks can actually help. I use it on my nose and breath it in. Because it feels cooling, it relaxing my airways a bit and helps me feel like I am able to get a better, deeper breath in.

  • Paul

    Administrator
    8 September 2021 at 4:07 pm

    A number of possible explanations for this, first of which is that it actually works – not being a doctor I can’t vouch for that.

    It could also be for other, psychosomatic reasons, for example you may have had it rubbed on your chest when poorly as a child and found that you slept well because of the nurturing interaction with a parent. This is likely to form a lasting memory that may trigger the same response in later years.

    I have used it in the past, I think it helped but a stronger memory is that my room seemed to smell of it for weeks afterwards, which is not a bad thing as it smells better than a teenager’s bedroom!

  • alexmac

    Member
    13 September 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I use this stuff often because I have a postnasal drip most evenings. When I wake up in the morning, my nose is almost always stuffed, especially when it gets cooler out. I have not noticed this helping with anxiety but I have never actually tried it for that purpose.

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