You’ve probably seen the familiar blue tub of goo at your local stores and may have even used it before. If you experience congestion or a stuffy nose, Vicks VapoRub is one of the best solutions. It’s natural, there are no bad chemicals, and it’s a great all-around product.

The menthol topical ointment can soothe coughs and is a good alternative to cough medications. However, you might not realize that there are so many other reasons to use Vicks VapoRub other than for cough relief. Continue reading to learn just how versatile that tub of ointment can actually be!

Relieve Earaches

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If you need relief from an earache, just put a little VapoRub on a cotton swab or ball. Then, rub it around the ear. The good news is you can reapply it as necessary to alleviate the pain and discomfort you feel!

Relieve Joint Pain

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VapoRub actually works as an analgesic on the nerve endings. Therefore, you can relieve joint pain and aches. The menthol and camphor in this ointment are the “magical” ingredients. While it does offer relief, this is only temporary, so talk to a doctor about persistent pain.

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