This Mom Says Her Baby Died Shortly After She Applied Vicks VapoRub To Her Baby

March 20, 2017
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  • A mother is speaking out after losing her 2-year-old
  • Ointment is actually said to increases the mucus by 60% for babies.
  • The mucus accumulates on the trachea, which blocks the breathing.

Vicks VapoRub, one of the most common over the counter medications, is often used as a treatment for colds and nasal congestion and it is also applied on muscles and joints to relieve pain and other ailments. The use of Vick VapoRub may, however, have fatal consequences to small babies.

A mother is speaking about her tragedy and her intention is to warn other parents and prevent someone else to go through the hell she’s living after losing her 2-year-old child.

This mother came back from work and noticed that her child had a fever. She assumed that it was just a common cold and she decided to use a home remedy to relieve him.She rubbed Vick’s VapoRub onto his chest, back and under his nose to help him breathe a bit easier.

Then, she tucked him up and after he was asleep, she fell asleep next to her baby boy. When she woke up a few hours later she noticed that her son wasn’t breathing. She immediately took him to the hospital. Unfortunately, it was too late – the baby was already dead.

According to the medical opinion, the child died due to inflammation in the respiratory track, which was produced by the camphor contained in the famous ointment.

Vick VapoRub is an efficient treatment for adults, but when it comes to babies younger than 2 years, this ointment is actually said to increases the mucus by 60%. The mucus accumulates on the trachea, which blocks the breathing.

The label of this product contains a warning that the ointment is contraindicated and should not be used for children younger the age of 3.

Sadly, this mother did not read the label and notice the warning.


  1. Michelle

    March 21, 2017 at 1:15 am

    That’s why they make the kind for children.

  2. Lynn

    March 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Wow, was it appropriate too mention the Mothers
    Mexican decent…
    Thanks for the warning…

  3. kayla

    March 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    the container says not to put it on face … for small children they also make baby vapor rub by vicks. I only ever put it on back chest and feet never put it on my babies face.

  4. Kevin Wilkinson

    March 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    You should point out that there is a Vicks Vapor Rub made for infants that does not contain camphor

  5. Ginia

    October 5, 2017 at 11:32 am

    When we were young our parents use to put it on our chest, back and if our nose was realy blocked she use to put it under ther aswel. Back thn they ddnt have baby balsam. Maybe her parents dd it to her.i would have done the same with my kids aswel if they ddnt hve baby balsam or eucalyptus.

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