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Got Cold or Cough with Congestion? … Get Cautious with Camphor

Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

It’s that time of the year again, and along with the cold weather, nasty colds, hacking coughs and stuffy noses have arrived. Time to break out the over-the-counter decongestants and other treatments that make you feel better.

Many families use mint-scented products like Vapo Rub, that are massaged on the skin or inhaled, to give a comforting, warm, soothing sensation.  Even though they don’t shorten the course of the illness, they may provide temporary relief from cough and cold symptoms.  Mike, our medical director, recalls being lathered up with the stuff like a greased pig when he was a kid. Read more »