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Using Vicks Vapor Rub On Feet For Neuropathy

Using Vicks Vapor Rub On Feet For Neuropathy

ProHealth Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and Lyme Disease Forums This is going to sound crazy but here it goes..........in a recent newspaper......Dr. Peter Gott published a letter from a reader who has had peripheral neuropathy for 5 or 6 years. The reader said they had been taking Neurontin and it had helped a little but that they still had really bad pain. Pain so much that sometimes they would just lie on the floor and cry. The reader saw a column about VICKS VAPOR RUB and immediately started rubbing it on their feet. The reader says that in 5 minutes that the pain was gone!!! You are supposed to rub Vicks Vapor Rub on your feet, put socks on, and go to bed. They said they slept the first pain-free night in 3 years!!! They said they are using it once a day and the feeling is coming back, but no pain. Dr. Peter Gott responded with excitement to the readers' findings. And was publishing the letter in hopes that other patients with neuropathy could be helped by this product, at considerable savings and safety. He went on to say that one of the most common topics that he is asked to address is neuropathy and to date, he had found no easy solutions, just Neurontin. So, he is thrilled to be able to share the readers experience in hopes that it will help other people reduce nerve pain. He asked to be contacted about this important issue. Dr. Peter Gott P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, Ohio, 44092 I hope this information helps someone. Today was the first day that I have ever heard of Peripheral Neuropathy. I hope it is also the same day that I have discovered the pain relief that my Dad derserves. Has anyone else heard about using Vicks this way? If so, does it really help? Continue reading >>

Diabetic Foot Care | Diabetic Connect

Diabetic Foot Care | Diabetic Connect

Salts of any kind period. Epsom, bath, table salt soften the skin and of course lotion them up. My podiatrist sells DPM cream which is made by Doak Dermatologics. I also use Heel Tastic that I get from Sally's Beauty Supply on rough and cracked heels. I apply it at night and wear socks to bed. If I am faithful, I am pleased with the results. i never heard that about the vicks before. It works good? How often do you use it? I've noticed my heels are really dry lately and i don't want them to crack. There are 100's of things we are advised to do in this. I used to use Epsom salts, but my podiatrist recommended that I use Listerine instead. It kills the germs that can cause stinky toes....no, not really. But it does kill the germs that tend to cause fungus in the nails. I was told the Epsoms can dry out my soles, but I have to say I still use them from time to time. Nothing soothes my feet more. To keep my soles soft and supple, I use a heel balm after and I also use Lamisil on my toe nails, as I am prone to fungus on my big toes. The Lamisil I do use between my toes, but only after they have been dried carefully. These things have helped me a lot. I used to have dry cracked heels and now I have nice looking feet, except for my Godzilla toenails that are a constant battle. I tell you, once you have had a surgery on nails, it is impossible to get them to look good again. Oh well, I wear closed toe shoes, so I guess no one will know. LOL Continue reading >>

I Use Vapor Rub Instead Of Foot Cream And You Should, Too

I Use Vapor Rub Instead Of Foot Cream And You Should, Too

I Use Vapor Rub Instead of Foot Cream and You Should, Too I finally found a technique that keeps my normally cracked feet looking and feeling soft and supple. feet , menthol , ointments , Vicks VapoRub For as long as I can remember, my feet have not been the most attractive. No matter how many pedicures Ive gotten or how many lotions Ive tried, nothing has been able to undo what nature stuck me with: naturally dry skin. Dry skin is pretty annoying. But dry, scratchy, and callused skin on a body part that is already pretty offensive to other people to begin with? Well, thats just plain unfair. So imagine how happy I was when I finally found a technique that keeps my normally cracked feet looking and feeling soft and suppleand the best part is that it requires minimal upkeep and a short list of ingredients. 1 jar of menthol vapor rub (you can use brand name, but I find that the generic brand does the exact same job in a more cost-effective way) Id imagine plain petroleum jelly might have similar results if you cant stomach the smell of menthol. Studies are mixed on the effectiveness of vapor rub for cough relief, and depending on the brand you use there may be higher levels of camphor, which is toxic when ingested, so its highly advised to avoid using vapor rub on your mouth, directly under your nose, or around your eyes. I have had zero side effects from using it as a cosmetic ointment, but everybodys health concerns are different, so if you believe you may have an allergy or adverse reaction, then this may not be the treatment for you. Before you hit the sack, grab your jar of vapor rub and a pair of clean socks. Use a cotton swab to apply a thin layer of the rub directly onto your feet around the cracked heels and on any other dry or callused spots. Then put your clea Continue reading >>

Vicks For Neuropathy - Braintalk Communities 10/2006-8/2011 Archives

Vicks For Neuropathy - Braintalk Communities 10/2006-8/2011 Archives

Found the following in a small town newspaper where readers write in to a doctor concerning various topics. The following is verbatum from the paper. Can't hurt to try!! "Dear Dr. Gott: Awhile back, I saw a letter in your column from a person who tried Vicks for toenail fungus and discovered that it also helped neuropathy. I did not have any fungus but tried rubbing Vicks on my toes and feet for my neuropathy. It helped a lot. I rub it on at night and wear thin cotton socks to sleep. It takes very little of it. It is so much better now that I don't use it every night. If I skip 2 or 3 nights, it will come back, and I then go back to it. After I obtained so much relief, I told my sister about it. Her neuropathy was worse than mine. She tried it and was also amazed at the improvement. She is wearing shoes that she hadn't been able to wear in 2 years because of the pain. I had not seen any more about this treatment in your column, so I wanted others to know of our success with it" "Dear Reader: Some readers have mailed me objecting to the repetition of alternative remedies. However, I perform this service in an attempt to improve my readers quality of life. The Vicks therapy for neuropathy is new, unexpected, inexpensive and safe. I am gladly publishing your letter and will welcome feedback from other readers. If I give a follow-up, please bear with me. I care a lot about helping my readers--even though my assistance may, at times, seem whacky." Have to buy some more. It cost only $8.00 when I bought it last time. OH, don't know if this means anything but during Alan's IVIG today, he was laying on the couch and his PN drove him nuts. He was twitching and moving his feet, he couldn't fall asleep (he had taken benedryl), so I quietly walked over and massaged his right calve Continue reading >>

Uses For Vicks Vapor Rub

Uses For Vicks Vapor Rub

Amanda Herron is a photojournalist and writer whose credits include: "Georgia Realtor Magazine," "Jackson Parent Magazine," "Christian Guitarist and Bassist" and the Associated Press. Herron has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of Arts in Education from Union University. She is a member of the NPPA and has awards from the Tennessee Press Association and Baptist Press. Cough syrups contain sugar, which is bad for diabetic patients. Vicks VapoRub is an over-the-counter, topical ointment designed for temporary relief from coughing or sore muscles and is approved for children as young as age 2 and adults. VapoRub contains camphor, menthol and eucalyptus oil that operate as cough suppressants through released vapors and as topical analgesics. However, there are a plethora of other uses for this versatile product. It can heal cracked skin, sinus headaches, toe fungus and bruises. You also can use it to deter pets, repel insects, and cry on cue. Many cough syrups contain sugar, which can be harmful to diabetics. Vicks VapoRub is a topical salve, so diabetic patients can use it frequently without ingesting unnecessary sugar. Liberally massage the ointment into the skin of your chest and throat. Breathe deeply through your nose to inhale the medicated vapors. Reapply Vicks VapoRub every six to eight hours, as needed. Rub the medicated ointment on any sore muscles. Gently massage the muscles and wrap in a warm, dry towel. Lie down or slightly elevate aching limbs until soreness decreases. Repeat no more than three times in 24 hours. Before going to bed, apply a thick layer of VapoRub into the balls of your feet and heels. Massage into calluses and dry patches. Then, cover your feet with soft, cotton socks. In the morning, wash your feet in warm water. Gently exfolia Continue reading >>

All Neuropathy Help Messages

All Neuropathy Help Messages

Reading the paper yesterday, I came across a health column with some interesting points on Neuropathy and what one person did to reduce the effects probably 90%. The Column is by Dr Gott but one of his readers sent in the following. 7 years ago I had peripheral neuropathy in my feet, Unkown cause but severe. I went to the Mayo clinic and they confirmed my diagnosis. They suggested 600 mgs of Alpha Lipoic Acid and exercise. I also suffered severe cramps but used supplements to help those. I added B vitamins and especially B6. I also heavily massaged the damaged area with Vicks Vapor rub. I now only have one or 2 tiny spots of numbness and very little pain. The doctor addresses the leg cramps with some of the remedies the posters here use. Soap in the bed, even pickle juice and a doc prescribed potassium. I know taking 500 mgs or more of magnesium is also a great way to lessen cramps. The doc goes on to talk about, chemo, radiation, diabetes and also idopathic or unkown cause. he mentions Anodyne therapy. He says your therapy maybe unconventional but it works so keep it up. He then goes on to name the huge benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid. Apparently there are a lot of studies going on for using this natural substance. Alpha lipoic acid is an antioxidant made by the body and present in every cell, shown to lower blood sugar, kill free radicals, used in glaucoma, stroke, liver and brain disease. I myself take a very large dose of alpha lipoic acid in the form of POLYMVA, as this is what helped kill off my MM cells and boost my immune system while lowering pain. I am posting this so those of you who suffer so much pain from neuropathy may get some relief. Apparently the vicks works on the nerve endings as well. I would not be here except for a form of alpha lipoic acid so try Continue reading >>

Have Diabetes? Take That Toenail Fungus Seriously

Have Diabetes? Take That Toenail Fungus Seriously

Before I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, toenail fungus was a problem, but I did not take it seriously because over-the-counter remedies seemed to work just fine. However, after having diabetes for a while I began to notice yellowing and thickening in the big toenails that spread to some of the other toes, too. Was Type 2 diabetes doing this to me? As always, I did some research. The fact is that a lot of people develop toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, but it is about twice as common in people with diabetes. Diabetic nerve damage in the feet, which may prevent a person from noticing damage to his toenails, and reduced circulation, which affects healing, are both partly responsible for this increased risk. You probably already know how important it is to inspect your feet every day, looking for red spots, blisters, sores, or other types of irritation. These can become life threatening if they are left alone for very long. The threat of lower-leg amputation hangs over us, and about 60% of these procedures occur in people with diabetes. There are fewer of these procedures now because of better diabetes care and education, but amputations are still performed when foot and leg sores do not heal. What I did not know was that toenail fungus can lead to an increased risk for amputation. That means those benign-looking ugly toenails can no longer be covered up and ignored. The first step to taking good care of your feet is going to a podiatrist, or foot doctor, regularly. You should visit him at least once a year for a foot checkup. This specialist will watch for signs of toenail fungus and inform you of the best ways to treat it. Because you have diabetes, the treatment for toenail fungus will be a little different, and perhaps more aggressive, too. I tried to avoid those Continue reading >>

Vick's Vapor Rub Prepping Uses

Vick's Vapor Rub Prepping Uses

(C) Copyright 2012-2018 by HappyPreppers.com . All rights reserved. The site happily targets concerned citizens who are self-reliant survivalists, preppers and homesteaders with original content on survival following societal collapse. You may link to our site, but you may not reproduce any part of our content, or store our content in any retrieval system to represent it as your own. Further, you may not transmit content in any other form or by any means, including (but not limited to) electronic, photocopy, mechanical, or recording without written consent. HappyPreppers.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, The pictures above offer proof of how to get rid of toenail fungus with Vicks Vaporrub. (original Web site welovebeauty.org, no longer a functioning NOTE: For people with sweaty feet, nail fungus will prevail unless you take preventative measures! Diabetes will also inhibit your body from healing from nail fungus and you should seek medical help.Vick's can be part of your routine of preventative measures for nail fungus, which may include using an anti-fungal spray on bath mats, regularly cleaning the shower, and using flip flops in the locker room. Bad hygiene can keep the spores coming again. #7 Surprising use of Vick's VapoRub: Wrangles the Ringworm is a kind of a fungus on the skin -- it's a fungal infection (and not a worm). While Vicks can nix the fungus, Vick's can also help you combat ringworm or so says Dr. Peter H. #8 Surprising use of Vick's VapoRub: Remedies dry You're not a flaky person, you have a scalp condition! Vick's comes to the rescue with yet another unconventional use for dry it Continue reading >>

Treating The Common Cold And Type 2 Diabetes

Treating The Common Cold And Type 2 Diabetes

It is that time of year again and as a Pharmacist/Certified Diabetes Educator one of the most common questions over the fall, the holiday’s and winter months is “What do you have to treat my cold?” or simply “Can you make me feel better?” Well there is no cure and we cannot wave our “therapeutic” wand and make symptoms disappear but there are a variety of products to help with the symptoms of cough and cold. If the patient is relatively healthy it may be a bit of a hit or miss scenario but usually the product will ease the symptoms until the cold runs its course over 7 to 10 days. The picture becomes less clear when the patient is taking other medications, has medical conditions such as kidney disease, blood pressure, or they have diabetes. Assisting our patient choose an appropriate product that will not worsen their existing medical conditions, and lessen the symptoms that make them feel miserable is key. Diabetes is a condition that requires some adjusting to choose the right product. It is not always a “Sugar free”, “Natural”, or alternative product that is best, as active ingredients may have issues. These include raising blood sugars, raising blood pressure or stressing the kidneys (common issues with diabetes). Usually after a brief discussion to educate the patient, a product can be chosen to help both their symptoms and minimally impact their diabetes and blood sugars. The discussion that follows is a practical approach on how to decide what a person with diabetes can use so that they understand why we avoid certain classes of products due to a their existing medical conditions. Blood Sugars Can Rise when Ill It is important to realize that when a person with diabetes is “fighting” a cold it produces stresses on the body as a whole and Continue reading >>

Have You Ever Heard Of Putting Vicks Vaporub On Your Feet? | Yahoo Answers

Have You Ever Heard Of Putting Vicks Vaporub On Your Feet? | Yahoo Answers

Have you ever heard of putting Vicks VapoRub on your feet? My mom's dr told her to do that. I've never heard of it. She's diabetic and I don't know if it's something her dr told her to do for some kind of foot care or whatever Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Best Answer: Jean i am a diabetic also and though i have never heard of it for the feet as a diabetic your feet get dry and hard the Vick's just may penetrate and soften the skin i can't see it doing any harm to her and it just may bring some feeling back to her feet if it does please let me know may God bless and protect you and your mom Source(s): dry skin and no feeling in my feet Normally in chest, back, nose, head, and also, in the palm and also in the feet you can apply vicks. By applying the vicks at feet, you can rub, and make heat out of it, sometimes after applying vicks to the feet, a socks can also be weared.Because chillness is the route cause for the cold, that chillness from the body should be eradicated and the body must be warm to have, a sound sleep.Diabetic has nothing to do with the vicks applying to feet. A PA at our clinic tells people to do that when they have cold/flu symptoms and ear infections. We ignore her and press for an antibiotic if we know it will help. When we do, it does. There are medical reasons why vaporub on the feet would be good for certain conditions, because of all the circulatory and nervous connections there, but you better make sure those feet are clean, or you will be importing infections rapidly into your bloodstream. Remember it is not a cure-all. If your Dr suggests it for everything, find a different Dr. Diabetics have real and profound circulatory issues in the feet and legs, and I can easily see where the vapo-rub might help them, but watch the clean Continue reading >>

Treatments Help Reader's Neuropathy

Treatments Help Reader's Neuropathy

NewsOK: Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment LOG IN Oklahoman subscribers log in and go ad-FREE. DEAR DR. GOTT: Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy due to numbness on the bottoms of both feet. My podiatrist made the diagnosis. Because I was not a diabetic or an alcoholic, he diagnosed idiopathic PN. I was 75 at the time. He wanted to do muscle tests, which I turned down in favor of a second opinion at the local Mayo Clinic. Their tests showed the neuropathy to be present, and they suggested I take 600 milligrams per day of alpha-lipoic acid from my health-food store and exercise. My neurologist prescribed 10 milligrams of baclofen for the few leg cramps I was getting at night. I declined after hearing the side effects from my pharmacist. Because the weather was hot, I decided to try a high-carb sports drink, which took away the cramps until the weather changed. I have always been a heavy user of Vicks VapoRub, so I began massaging it onto both feet bottom and top, heels and toes. My chiropractor also suggested 1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar mixed with water at night. Seven years later, I have a little numbness in spots but no pain and only cramps at night when my feet get cold. I also take 100 milligrams of vitamin B6 along with the alpha-lipoic acid per day. My neurologist agrees that the Vicks will keep the nerves alive, and the exercise by massaging keeps the muscles strong. Please tell people. I do. Thank you. DEAR READER: Let's start with the simple case of your leg cramps. Many people experience cramping of the feet and calves after exercising or profuse sweating because the body's electrolyte balance is disturbed. Sports drinks can help bring this back into balance, thus eliminating the cramps. Other home remedies include Continue reading >>

20 Brilliant Uses For Vicks Vapor Rub You've Probably Never Thought Of

20 Brilliant Uses For Vicks Vapor Rub You've Probably Never Thought Of

Stretch marks vanish within two-weeks of applying Vicks VapoRub. The menthol and camphor in Vicks VapoRub can reduce the pain associated with tennis elbow. Just apply to the affected areas on your elbows till the pain is gone. You can put a thick glob of Vicks VapoRub on your heels every night. Be sure to wear cotton socks while you sleep. When you wake up, just rinse off the VapoRub and pumice your heels. Put a bit of Vicks VapoRub on your foot two times a day to combat athletes foot. If you have sore muscles from overuse, just take a little VapoRub and apply it to your problem muscle. After that, apply a warm dry towel to the area. Then lie down and gently lift your troubled muscle till you can feel the soreness decrease. If you are cast in a role where you have to cry, just place a little VapoRub under your eyes before the scene. If you suffer from these nasty headaches, it is best to deeply breathe VapoRub in straight from the can. Just put a bottle of Vicks VapoRub any place you want to deter your pet from peeing on. A little VapoRub is great for getting rid of itchiness and inflammation associated with eczema. Forget about Proactiv. A bit of Vicks VapoRub will dry out your pimples in no time. Vicks VapoRub is great for repelling outdoor insects. You can rub some VapoRub on your neck, knees, elbows, and behind the ears if you are hiking. If you are sitting down, just open up a can of Vicks VapoRub and place it by your side. VapoRub works great as a skin moisturizer. If you have dry skin, just apply some VapoRub and feel the results. If you have a fresh bruise, no worries. Just mix some Vicks VapoRub with a pinch of salt and apply it to your bruise. A dab Vicks VapoRub speeds up recovery time for cuts and splinters. From helping you with a number of health related Continue reading >>

Foot Care Q&a: Part 1

Foot Care Q&a: Part 1

People with diabetes often have questions about how best to care for their feet and what to do when problems occur. To help answer these questions, Diabetes Self-Management interviewed several foot-care experts including four podiatrists and one pedorthist who regularly work with people with diabetes. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), who is qualified by his education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists are also known as podiatric physicians or surgeons. A pedorthist is a professional trained to prevent or alleviate foot problems through the use of footwear, including shoes, orthotics, and other foot devices. The experts interviewed for this article were the following: Dr. Keith A. Beauchamp, DPM, a podiatrist who has a private practice in Macon, Missouri. Dennis Janisse, CPed, a certified pedorthist who is President and CEO of National Pedorthic Services, Inc., and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He teaches pedorthic courses at Northwestern Medical School and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a past president of the Pedorthic Footwear Association. Dr. Neil Scheffler, DPM, a podiatrist and coauthor of the book 101 Tips on Foot Care for People with Diabetes, published by the American Diabetes Association. He has a private practice in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Pedro Smukler, DPM, a podiatrist with private practices in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York. Not only does he see patients in his office, but he also visits patients in their homes. Dr. Stephanie Wu, DPM, MSc, a podiatrist and Associate Dean of Research, Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor of Stem Continue reading >>

Can Vicks Vaporub Cause Diabetes?

Can Vicks Vaporub Cause Diabetes?

I also had unbearable cramps every now and then and bad ... "flboy,Burning feet and blurred vision were problems I had big time when I was diagnosed. I also had unbearable cramps every now and then and bad itch all over that forced me to use Vicks Vaporub to keep me sane. After two weeks of running the stairs for a total of 2 hours/day, all these problems started to wane. I completely got rid of them in a few months after diagnosis, at which time I drastically reduced my exercise time to less than an hour/day.I learned early in my life as a diabetic from an article written by read more... a medical doctor that t2d should not be called diabetes because it had no similarity to type 1. I believed him so I never avoided heart-healthy carbohydrates. It will always be true that carbohydrates greatly spike blood sugars but I have been finding out that after-meal high bs are always fast and short-lived such that they have never been harmful to me. Bonny C Damocles" My friend is going to the doctor tomorrow, and wants to know what is best for toe nail fungus, He said the last time the doctor wanted to give him some oral medication for it, but the pharmacist said the oral medication was really hard on the kidneys, so he declined. Being a diabetic, is there a good prescription cream or something that will read more... /> help, or maybe a home remedy? TIA I've read many times that Vaporub is very effective for it. Really. The oral meds are extremely liver toxic, I didn't know about kidney I tried the Vaporub. Didn't do a thing but stink. Also tried Oil of Oregano. It smelled good but didn't do a thing either. Pure Tea Tree oil is also touted as a cure for toenail fungus. Didn't do a thing for me and sure is expensive! One of my daughters bought it for me. Nick. Support severely wo Continue reading >>

Mythbusting: Does Vicks On The Feet Really Stop Coughing?

Mythbusting: Does Vicks On The Feet Really Stop Coughing?

Mythbusting: Does Vicks on the feet really stop coughing? By Rebecca Wilson InHealth OnSunday 21st Jun, 2015 Mythbusting: Does Vicks on the feet really stop coughing? I saw an alert on my Facebook wall this morning that sucked me in, but unlike others who might have believed it and tried it tonight, it caused me to go look for evidence. You may have seen it yourself, or perhaps youve heard through friends that rubbing Vicks Vaporub on your feet worksto prevent coughing. You might even sayit has become widely spoken aboutenough to be called an urban myth. Were not sure how many believe it and live by it. But were going to break the bubble open today. This is the specific status that I saw today Sorry if youre one of those people who posted it. Were just trying to help. The first clue here should be the claim that it works 100% of the time. The second big identifying factorshould be that you saw it on a facebook page that people share virally. Funnily enough, this hoax has been around since 2007, and was originally sourced back to an apparent claim by the Canadian Research Council (sorry folks this institute doesnt even exist). The National Research Council of Canada, whichis a thing, had to come forward with a statement saying that no such study involving Vicks Vaporub had ever been conducted at the NRC. So, if we look at it, it seems a little odd that wed all so easily believe such a strange rumour and let it permeate so widely that we tell it to others. Could it be that we all believe just a little bit in reflexology, the correspondence of the hands and feet to the other organs of the body? People have taken the belief in foot-related detox so far that they have been sold foot spas and detox pads in fact, which have been shown to be a load of gumpf . So, we have to as Continue reading >>

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