I have known Vicks Vaporub since I was a little kid. We always have this in our first aid kit at home. My mom used this on us whenever we have bad colds or cough. She even used it as an ointment to ease the soreness, itchiness and swelling of insect bites. Vicks Vaporub is indeed very effective. No wonder why it stays in the market for decades already.
In my home now, I also keep Vicks Vaporub in my first aid kit. My husband loves it to be rubbed on his chest whenever he gets bad cough and cold. It gives him instant relief in breathing after 5 to 10 minutes of rubbing and gentle massage on his chest or back.
Vicks Vaporub is also called vaporizing ointment. It can be added in the water in a vaporizer to create a steam that is so soothing to the chest when inhaled. My mom also used to prepare the vaporizer for me when I was a young girl and suffering from difficult breathing and congested nostrils due to colds, cough, and asthma.
Vicks Vaporub can be considered as an important part of your first aid kit as well. This gives instant or immediate relief, not only for colds but for other conditions I have mentioned in which it helped me and my family a lot.