Vicks VapoRub Cough Suppressant Topical Analgesic Ointment (6 oz.)
About this item
- Starts working quickly to relieve cough symptoms by loosening phlegm in the throat and chest
- Vicks VapoRub cough suppressant topical analgesic ointment, original strength
- Temporarily relieves coughs caused by minor bronchial and throat irritation for up to 8 hours
- Use on muscles and joints to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains
- Vicks vapor rub for babies is the #1 pediatrician-recommended topical cough suppressant, for ages 2 and up
Help relieve coughing and congestion without pills or liquids with Vicks® VapoRub™ Cough Suppressant Topical Analgesic Ointment (6 oz.). Vicks vapor rub is a staple in homes worldwide, revered for its efficacy and easy use on just about everyone. The topical formula can be used on the chest and throat to relieve coughing and congestion; its powerful menthol-based formualtion is also fantastic for soothing muscle aches and pains.
Soothing Relief Since the 1890s
Vicks VapoRub cough suppressant got its start when Vicks was still a home remedy brand, made in small batches by a North Carolina pharmacist. It was originally sold as Vicks Croup and Pneumonia Salve, targeting two of the most common ailments in children and adults at the turn of the century.
The vapor rub for cough featured an exotic new ingredient imported from Japan called menthol. The salve became the fledgling brand's best-selling product, eventually renamed as Vicks VapoRub. The 1918-1919 Spanish flu outbreak catapulted Vicks VapoRub cough suppressant ointment's success, pushing sales to nearly $3M in just one year alone.
Today, there are many Vicks cough suppressant products, including cough drops and syrups, each formulated to deliver lasting relief. Vicks VapoRub cough suppressant topical analgesic ointment is still one of their signature products, harnessing the power of menthol for soothing relief that's safe for almost all ages.
Can I Use Vicks Vapor Rub for Babies?
Vicks vapor rub has been a pediatric staple for generations. Vicks VapoRub is the #1 pediatrician-recommended topical cough suppressant, loosening phlegm in the chest and throat on contact to relieve coughs and congestion. It's safe for use on ages 2 and up, temporarily relieving coughs caused by minor bronchial and throat irritation for up to eight hours. Each jar contains 6 oz of Vicks cough suppressant ointment.