Popular Cold And Cough Treatment May Create Respiratory Distress In Young Children

Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 09:35 in Health & Medicine

New research suggests that Vicks VapoRub, a popular menthol compound used to relieve symptoms of cough and congestion, may instead create respiratory distress in infants and small children. Vicks VapoRub may stimulate mucus production and airway inflammation, which can have severe effects on breathing in an infant or toddler.

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