Some parents everywhere swear by the healing power of vapor rub. It's been used to treat cough and cold symptoms since the 1890s, when Vicks VapoRub was invented. But vapor rub — a mentholated ointment that includes topical analgesics and other ingredients — can do a lot more than quiet a cough. Its strong odor and pain-relieving qualities make vapor rub a truly multifunctional item to keep on hand.
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