Vick's No Longer a Nasal Decongestant?

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?

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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!