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is a ?ea "Little Bodyguard" Against Croup and Cold
Troubles in Literally Millions of American Homes
What is Vicks?
Vicks is the invention or a North Carolina
druggist, Mr. L. Richardson. During his years
of experience behind the prescription counter,
Mr. Richardson came to realize the need for some,
effective and convenient method of treating dis
eases of the respiratory organs, such as spasmodic
croup, pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. The only way
to get medication directly to these parts is in vapor
form, since Internal medicines go only to the stomach.
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combining the standard, time-tested remedies
Camphor, Menthol, Turpentine, Oil of Eu
calyptus, etc. in salve form, so that when
applied to the body, the ingredients' would be
vaporized by the body heat. , This preparation he
called Vick's VapoRub.
for, the Use. of Vicks
How Vicks Act,
The action of Vicks is two-fold:
1st Internal the vapors released carry the
medication with each breath from the air passages
the lungs, loosening the phlegm and clearing
the air passages.
2nd External Vicks is absorbed through
and stimulates the akin, attracting the blood to
the affected parts, and thus aids the vapors in
haled to relieve the congestion.
This double action of Vicks makes it useful for
a wide variety of troubles, from deep chest colds,
bronchitis, coughs, spasmodic croup and sore
throat, down to burns, 3tings, bruises, etc.
How the Use of Vicks Has Grown
The best evidence of the vnlue of Vicks is the in
creasing number of families who are converted each
year to the use of this real "Little Bodyguard in the
Home". The number of jars used annually for tho
last few years is:
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VAPORS IMPORTANT For diseases
of the respiratory organs, such as
colds, a large part of. the value of Vicks
lies in its vaporizing qualities. There
fore, whenever Vicks is applied over the
throat and chfst, care should be taken
to leave the clothing loose around the
neck and the bedclothes arranged in the
form of a funnel, so that the vapors aris
ing may be freely inhaled.
HOT WET CLOTHS In cases of
very severe colds, sore throat, coughs,
Incipient pneumonia, etc, hot, wet towels'
should be applied over the throat and
chest to open the pores of the skin before
FRESH AIR Plenty of fresh air in
the bed room is the best way to prevent
colds and lung troubles. Fresh air does
not cause colds; it strengthens the lungs,
enabling the system to throw off colds.
ASTHMA Vicks li not a "cure" for
asthma so far as we know, there Is no
cure. In many cases, however, Vicks
does give relief. Rub it well over the
spinal column, from the neck to the hips
to relieve the nervous tension. ncn
apply freely over throat and chest at bed,(
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frequently and always have the covers ,
loose, so that the vapors may bs-freely
inhaled. Also melt Vicks in a spoon and
inhale, the vapors and apply a little up
BRONCHITIS, SORE THROAT,
COLDS IN THE CHEST If aseverecase,
first apply hot, wet towels over the throat
and chest. Then nib Vicks in well until
the skin is red; spread on thickly and
cover with two thicknesses of hot, flan
CATARRH, COLDS IN THE HEAD
Melt a little Vicks In a spoon 'and inhale
the vapors. Also apply well up the
nostrils. There are so many varieties of
catarrh that o competent physician
should always be consulted. For many
forms, however, Vicks Is excellent. Dis
solve a half teaspoonful of salt in a pint
of warm water and snuff up the nostrils
night and morning. Then Insert Vicks
freely up the nostrils as far as possible; or lining of the air passages. Even this
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snuffing well back into the air passages.
CHILDREN'S COLDS Vicks is par
ticularly valuable in treating children's
colds, since It is an external treatment,
and therefore does not disturb the deli
cate digestions of children. The best
plan is to keep Vicks constantly on hand
and apply freely and often at the first
sign of "sniffles."
Growing chldren require plenty of
fresh air and eierciie and should be kept
in the open as much as possible, even in
COUGHS Apply Vicks as directed
for Colds in the Chest and Head, and if
the cough is very annoying, swallow,
every few hours, a small piece Uie sUe of
CROUP-SPASMODIC Rub Vicks
frtelyJver the chest and throat until the
difficult breathing is relieved. One ap
plication is usually enough. To prevent
croup during the night, give a good ap
plication over the throat and chest at
bed time and cover with hot, flannel
cloths. . i.. i.
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Membraneous' Croup, or Laryngeal
is not absolutely certain, but it is agrerd
t... nuitinnli.. flint- Urrnim the
system in good condition and the nir
passages stimulated and free from colds
is the best way to avoid the disease.
Melting a little Vicks in a spoon night
and morning and inhaling the vapors,
and applying well up the nostrils several
times a day, particularly when In crowds,
PNEUMONIA (1 Send for your phy
slcian at the first sign bf pneumonia.
(2) Immediately begin the use of Vicks
as an external application. For pneu
monia, Vicks is applied somewhat as
directed for Deep Chest Colds for full
directions see the Directions Folder.
TONSILITIS Apply as directed for
WHOOPINC. COUGH This Is a
self-limited disease, running n course
which varies from a few weeks to several
months. There is no known specific
Vicks is of value in easing the cough
paroiytms, and thus lessening their
weakening effect on the system4 Rub
vriw. writ nurr itie snlnal column, from
the neck to the hips, to relieve the nry-
cloths, then cold cloths again, etc. Keep
tins up lor live or ten minuies 10 rcuncc
the inflammation. Then apply Vicks
thickly, covering with a light cWwh.
Every few houis repeat the application
of the hot and cold cloths, followed by a
dressing of Vicks.
HURNS Cover first with wet bread
roda. When (dry. take off and apply
Vicks as n thick dressing, covering with
a light cloth. Apply ns gently as pos
sible und do not rub in.
CUTS Cleanse the cut well with warm
water, then apply Vicks as a salve.
r.AHACHF In some cases of eurache
Vicks gives relief. Apply a little on cot
ton and place in the cur.
KCZEMA-ITCHINGS In many cases
these are blood diseases and should be
treated by a competent physician. To
reduce the itching, und as n ctollng,
soothing application, apply Vicks over
the parts airected, covering with u light
cloth. In severe rases do not wash the
parts often; water irritates certain forms
I.Tin?T nlTP 11U lln- nurt affected
with tsoTr apply ice water until th
directions above, a hot water bottle or a
warm Hat Iron may be placed over the
flannel cloth to help drive in the Vicks.
PILES Severe cases of pilei of long
standing should be treated by u com
petent surgeon. For itching piles, see
Directions Folder with each ixickage.
POISON OAK Wash the parts af
fected with water colored with a pinch
of bluestonc; put in just e.ough blue
stone to faintly color the water, lie
careful not to gel this bluestonc water
in the eyes. (If bluestonc is not con
venient, use ordinary lime water). Then
apply Vicks lightly . do not rub in. Reieat
this treatment, using the Milestone water
and Vicks every three or four hours.
SUNHURN Apply Vicks ti a salve.
Do not nib in.
TOOTHACHE In some cases of tooth
ache, Vicks will be found a temporary
relief. Rub it well around the gums,
and if the tooth is hollow, put a little
Vicks in the hollow. Then apply o hot
water bottle or a hot wet towel.
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administered only by a physician.
HAY FEVER There is no certain
cure for this disease. In some cases
Vicks gives temporary relief. Apply as
INFLUENZA In spite or the epidemic
last winter, very little Is known of this
disease even the germ causing it Is not
yet definitely located and no specific for
Influenia, so far as known, has been dis
covered. In all cases a physician should
be called promptly.
Vicks Is to be used as an external ap
plication in connection wiUi the physi
cian's treatment. Apply as directed for
TO AVOID INFLUENZA Influenza
Is a spit-borne disease, and when inhaled
the germs attack the mucous Membrane,
For Surface Congestion
In cases such ns are listed below, Vicks
Is of value as a poultice, liniment or
plaster, because of its penetrative and
stimulative effect ttirough the skin. Its
vaporizing qualities are naturally with
out value for these troubles.
BITES, STINGS Apply ordinary
household ammonia or wet breud soda.
Then apply Vicks as n salve.
BOILS Apply cloths, dipped In hot
water, to soften the skin; then apply
Vicks thickly over the boil, covering with
thin cloth. Repeat every few hours.
BRUISES Apply to the bruised part
cloths dipped in hot water folhiwed by
cloths dipped in cold water then hot
Do not bring I he parts affected near a fire.
HEADACHE, NEURALGIA Rub
the forehesd and temples with Vitks,
melt n little In n spoon und inhale the
vapors, apply n little well up the nostrils.
Headaches come from many causes;
they are symptoms of more, serious
troubles, usually faulty digestion or eye
strain. If headaches are continuous, a
physician or n good oculist should le
MUSCULAR RHEUMATISM, SORE
NESS, STRAINS, SPRAINS For
these troubles, alternating applications
of hot and cold cloths should be applied
as directed for Hrulses. Then massage
well the parts affected with Vicks, rover
thickly and apply hot, flannel cloths.
In cases of muscular rheumatism or ex
treme muscular pain, after following the
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has been found effective In certalnls j
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DISTEMPER IN HORSES OR DOGS
Rub Vicks on throat and lietwren
jawbones and apply freely up the nostrils.
COLDS OR ROUP IN FOWLS Rub
a little Vicks over nose holes In beak and
make the fowl swallow a piece the sire of
PNEUMONIA OR PLEURISY IN
HORSES Keep in a warm, dry, well
ventilated, roomy box stall, and give
plenty of water and laxative feed. Kuh
Vicks well over chest and push handfuls
up each nostril. Rub the salve over
region of the lungs, back of forelegs and
cover with wide bandage. Repeat ap
plications every three or four hours until
the fever is broken. Ulanket the animal
and bandage legs ir stall is too cold. Give
pint of raw Unseed oil, into which an
ounce of powdered aloes has been dis-
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