Who invented Vicks Vaporub?

Answer Lunsford Richardson, a pharmacist from North Carolina, invented Vicks VapoRub in the 1890s. The product was originally called Vicks Croup and Pneumonia Salve, but the name was changed to Vicks Vapo... Read More »

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What do you do if you get Vicks VapoRub in your eye?

I'm an EMT I'll tell you what to do basically u put a lot of water in it as fast as u can and see your doctor asap

Is Vicks VapoRub Addictive?

A staple for many cold sufferers since the early 1900s, Vicks VapoRub is still a popular choice to relieve a cough or stuffy head. Longevity doesn't equal complete safety, however, and Vicks VapoRu... Read More »

Can Vicks VapoRub be applied to a cut?

Vicks VapoRub has been serving a necessary health purpose in soothing chest congestion for more than a century. It has been viewed as a decongestant that can be purchased without a prescription. Th... Read More »

Is there turpentine in Vicks VapoRub?

Yes, Vicks VapoRub does have turpentine in it. Turpentine oil is one of the inactive ingredients. Turpentine oil can be harmful if swallowed, but is safe for inhalation and for use on skin.Source:V... Read More »