I use Vick’s medicated rub for a variety of reasons. Trust me, you don’t even want to know some of them.
Anyway, I have an old jar in my medicine cabinet, perhaps from a couple of years ago, and one I just bought. And they are labeled differently.
The old one says it’s a “Nasal Decongestant/Cough Suppressant/Topical Analgesic”. The new one is just a " COUGH SUPPRESSANT TOPICAL ANALGESIC ".
Vick’s is still potent Nasal Decongestant. I love using it that way when I have a cold.
But now it is no longer a Nasal Decongestant? What on earth are they talking about?
I poked around a little on google just because I was curious. I didn’t find any specific reason for the label change, but I did find this on the Mayo Clinic’s website:
I suspect that a better understanding of what it was actually doing to your nasal passages led to Vick’s being forced to change the label.
Toenail fungus, perhaps? A 2011 study showed a “positive clinical effect.”
If it’s something else, yeah, I probably don’t want to know about it.
“Tricks your brain”, huh? Hmmm, interesting. Well…it is a good trick!