Vick’s Vapor Rub for Neuropathy Pain

Posted by avmcbellar @avmcbellar, Nov 29, 2020

Has anyone tried rubbing Vick’s Vapor Rub on their legs or arms for neuropathic pain? I wonder if it would feel cool on the skin with the burning pain. It would certainly help soften the feet.

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@avmcbellar, Thank you for starting this discussion. As someone who has always had Vick's Vapor Rub around the house since remembering how my mother used to rub it all over my chest as a kid when I had a bad cold or flu, I've never considered it to help with neuropathy pain. It will be interesting to hear if any members have tried it and if it's helped. Here's some information that supports your question.

"Vicks Vapor Rub® – Massaging one's feet with Vicks, particularly at night, soothes neuropathic pain and distress in one's feet and legs. It is also excellent for softening your toe nails and diminishing common toe nail problems.Aug 20, 2015" Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Treatments
for Peripheral Neuropathy (PN): http://www.neuropathyaction.org/downloads/CAMTreatmentsFinal.pdf

It's also listed under Natural Products heading (link to PDF below) on the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy – https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/integrative-therapies/ —— Supplements for Your Nervous System:
https://29fvx519grkh3bdqrc16zioc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Supplements-Not-highlighted.pdf
I don't have pain but just numbness and I put body lotion on my feet and calves every night plus I wear socks at night to protect the feet when I have to get up at night. I've also used magnesium lotion and it works quite well to help keep the skin from drying out which is important for neuropathy since the peripheral nerves are close to the skin.

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@johnbishop

@avmcbellar, Thank you for starting this discussion. As someone who has always had Vick's Vapor Rub around the house since remembering how my mother used to rub it all over my chest as a kid when I had a bad cold or flu, I've never considered it to help with neuropathy pain. It will be interesting to hear if any members have tried it and if it's helped. Here's some information that supports your question.

"Vicks Vapor Rub® – Massaging one's feet with Vicks, particularly at night, soothes neuropathic pain and distress in one's feet and legs. It is also excellent for softening your toe nails and diminishing common toe nail problems.Aug 20, 2015" Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Treatments
for Peripheral Neuropathy (PN): http://www.neuropathyaction.org/downloads/CAMTreatmentsFinal.pdf

It's also listed under Natural Products heading (link to PDF below) on the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy – https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/integrative-therapies/ —— Supplements for Your Nervous System:
https://29fvx519grkh3bdqrc16zioc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Supplements-Not-highlighted.pdf
I don't have pain but just numbness and I put body lotion on my feet and calves every night plus I wear socks at night to protect the feet when I have to get up at night. I've also used magnesium lotion and it works quite well to help keep the skin from drying out which is important for neuropathy since the peripheral nerves are close to the skin.

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Hi @johnbishop you’re welcome. Thank you for the links. The Vick’s Vapor Rub came to mind today. I too remember my mother always using it on me as a child. I didn’t like the smell then but it might help with the burning pain. Worth a try. I thought to ask first if others had any success with it. Toni

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@johnbishop

@avmcbellar, Thank you for starting this discussion. As someone who has always had Vick's Vapor Rub around the house since remembering how my mother used to rub it all over my chest as a kid when I had a bad cold or flu, I've never considered it to help with neuropathy pain. It will be interesting to hear if any members have tried it and if it's helped. Here's some information that supports your question.

"Vicks Vapor Rub® – Massaging one's feet with Vicks, particularly at night, soothes neuropathic pain and distress in one's feet and legs. It is also excellent for softening your toe nails and diminishing common toe nail problems.Aug 20, 2015" Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Treatments
for Peripheral Neuropathy (PN): http://www.neuropathyaction.org/downloads/CAMTreatmentsFinal.pdf

It's also listed under Natural Products heading (link to PDF below) on the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy – https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/integrative-therapies/ —— Supplements for Your Nervous System:
https://29fvx519grkh3bdqrc16zioc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Supplements-Not-highlighted.pdf
I don't have pain but just numbness and I put body lotion on my feet and calves every night plus I wear socks at night to protect the feet when I have to get up at night. I've also used magnesium lotion and it works quite well to help keep the skin from drying out which is important for neuropathy since the peripheral nerves are close to the skin.

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GREAT info John!! @avmcbellar

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@johnbishop

@avmcbellar, Thank you for starting this discussion. As someone who has always had Vick's Vapor Rub around the house since remembering how my mother used to rub it all over my chest as a kid when I had a bad cold or flu, I've never considered it to help with neuropathy pain. It will be interesting to hear if any members have tried it and if it's helped. Here's some information that supports your question.

"Vicks Vapor Rub® – Massaging one's feet with Vicks, particularly at night, soothes neuropathic pain and distress in one's feet and legs. It is also excellent for softening your toe nails and diminishing common toe nail problems.Aug 20, 2015" Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Treatments
for Peripheral Neuropathy (PN): http://www.neuropathyaction.org/downloads/CAMTreatmentsFinal.pdf

It's also listed under Natural Products heading (link to PDF below) on the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy – https://www.foundationforpn.org/living-well/integrative-therapies/ —— Supplements for Your Nervous System:
https://29fvx519grkh3bdqrc16zioc-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Supplements-Not-highlighted.pdf
I don't have pain but just numbness and I put body lotion on my feet and calves every night plus I wear socks at night to protect the feet when I have to get up at night. I've also used magnesium lotion and it works quite well to help keep the skin from drying out which is important for neuropathy since the peripheral nerves are close to the skin.

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Hello,
Yes I currently use Vicks with Lavender for nerve pain. I have heel spurs, arthritis, and several pinch nerves. I'm in pain daily especially working while standing on my feet. Vicks has became my best friend other than GOD.

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I use Vicks every night before I go to sleep and it feels good for my feet. I put socks over it.

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@ellie28

I use Vicks every night before I go to sleep and it feels good for my feet. I put socks over it.

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I tried it last night, hours more relief than anything else I have tried. Thank you for sharing. Skeleton

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@ellie28

I use Vicks every night before I go to sleep and it feels good for my feet. I put socks over it.

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Hi friends in pain… 🙏

Thank you for the VICKS..

I wear socks everyday…
Please try 100%wool and see the difference…
You see, wool, keeps the Boddy temp consistent to ours.
Amazon has 3 sets for $ less then $20. Next day….free.

also mentioned
to wear sleepers 2-3 hrs before night night… thus keeping ft at body temperature. Add the VICKS.. Am on it tonight.

Thank you all.

Ps
Have you ALL LOOKED INTO PROTOCOL 525?

Am on it… Just read and watch YOUTUBE INFO ETC…

Blessings
Carlos, Here. In HOUSTON TX.

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I've used Vicks and it's helped a bit.

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I use Vicks for everything 😊

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I haven't tried Vicks for my neuropathy, but I am willing to try it. Thanks for the suggestions.

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