The three active ingredients in VapoRub Greaseless Cream include camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, says However, there is conflicting information about the exact formulation of the product, which is also ... More »

Vicks VapoRub provides relief from cough due to minor bronchial and throat irritation that can accompany the common cold, according to the manufacturer. The ointment may also temporarily relieve minor aches and pains of ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Vicks VapoRub has a number of unusual uses. It can act as a fungal treatment for an infected toe or fingernail, an overnight hand cream, or even as a headache remedy. Some jockeys rub the ointment around their horse's no... More »

Over-the-counter treatments for toe fungus include using water-diluted vinegar foot soaks and vaporizing rubs that include menthol, camphor and eucalyptus, according to Dr. Marvin Lipman with Consumer Reports. Supplement... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The main active ingredients in Carmex lip balm are camphor and menthol, according to DailyMed. These external analgesics aid in the relief of dry, chapped lips and cold sores. Petrolatum and lanolin are the two major ina... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Vicks VapoRub works to treat nail fungus because it contains eucalyptus oil, thymol and camphor, which have anti-fungal properties. A Michigan State University study found that this remedy works best if VapoRub is applie... More »

Vicks VapoRub is usually used on the back, chest and throat. For children over 2 years of age, the ointment should be rubbed slightly on the chest and back. Putting on loose clothes after applying the cream is necessary ... More »