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Mentholatum ointment or Vicks VapoRub?

These are aromatic ointments for colds and decongestants for stuffy noses.

16I don't use either.
3I have only used...
2I use something else.

posted 28-Aug-2004 8:36am  
I use neither.
posted 28-Aug-2004 8:44am  
Decongestants are nasty things - I would only use them if it was vitally important that I didn't seem or sound bunged up - eg. for an interview or if I were to give an important speech. I've used Boots own-brand decongestants when I was younger, but I haven't used any such thing in about 10 years.
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posted 28-Aug-2004 8:51am  
I got Vicks VapoRub when I was a kid... odd stuff, I still remember the smell (which I didn't mind at all). Having my mother rub it on my chest was unusual, but I think it had a more visceral feeling of being cared for, which was nice.
posted 28-Aug-2004 9:09am  
I have used both but seem to buy and use Mentholatum more often.
(reply to bill) posted 28-Aug-2004 9:12am  
I love the smell of them and tend to put some on my own chest if I'm starting to feel stuffed up. I will do this at night while I sleep but wouldn't go out in public smelling like it.
posted 28-Aug-2004 9:44am  
I just saw your post in forum and went to go vote it good for you but I see it's already passed!  * wink *
Anyway, I like vicks.
(reply to moonstone) posted 28-Aug-2004 10:18am  
> I just saw your post in forum and went to
> go vote it good for you but I see it's already
> passed!  * wink *
> Anyway, I like vicks.

Thanks anyway, but someoe jumped right on it without leaving a post or maybe they were just in qual. I'll have to look at the adv. stats.  * smile *
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 28-Aug-2004 10:27am  
I don't use either..
posted 28-Aug-2004 1:14pm  
Hmm...Vicks... * grin *
posted 28-Aug-2004 1:18pm  
Vicks... i think
posted 28-Aug-2004 1:19pm  
sore brand usually
posted 28-Aug-2004 1:25pm  
I've only used Vicks so I can't compare.
(reply to ROCKMAN) posted 28-Aug-2004 1:47pm  
 * smile *
gambler Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 28-Aug-2004 2:34pm  
Used Vicks but years ago , never use it now I for some reason consider it to be for kids
bill Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to ROCKMAN) posted 28-Aug-2004 8:45pm  
My wife's chiropractor uses some sort of menthol-like sports creme, she smells funny when she gets back.  * smile *
posted 28-Aug-2004 10:49pm  
I haven't used anything like this for a long time but when I used to it was "White Flower," a Chinese liniment in a little bottle. I would prefer Vicks over Mentholatum though-I didn't know they still made Mentholatum.
posted 28-Aug-2004 11:18pm  
I've always used Vicks.
posted 29-Aug-2004 12:04am  
Have only used vick's
(reply to ROCKMAN) posted 29-Aug-2004 8:49am  
Looks like iamdonte is your qual hero!
posted 29-Aug-2004 9:26am  
I don't use either. I use Sudofed or Sinutab
(reply to Biggles) posted 30-Aug-2004 12:00am  
What's a decongestant?
(reply to CarolL) posted 30-Aug-2004 7:14am  
Yes I seen that. I'll have to thank her. I just didn't want it sitting there with 4 reasonable votes and run out of time. * smile * I'm gettin ready to do another one but don't know how it will go over. I'll listen to any comments though. It'll be the one about periods. * laughing out loud *
(reply to Iseult) posted 30-Aug-2004 10:28am  
Something that clears out your sinuses by making all the thick gunky mucus thin out .
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posted 30-Aug-2004 12:05pm  
I've never used either. My mom never used them, so I guess that's why.
posted 30-Aug-2004 4:53pm  
I know I'm crazy, but I love the smell of Vicks.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to leahdoll) posted 31-Aug-2004 12:15pm  
Me too..

I use Melaleuca in my fish tank for healing damaged fins.. and it smells like vicks.

posted 2-Sep-2004 3:16am  
Never heard of the other one...
(reply to they) posted 2-Sep-2004 5:23pm  
OMG Melaluca has the best zit medicine! I need to know where I can get some, but no one I know is a member, or in the "club," or however that company works...
(reply to leahdoll) posted 2-Sep-2004 5:28pm  
I've been trying to use teatree (melaluca) oil for my spots, but adding oil to my skin just doesn't seem to be doing good, even if it is a strong antiseptic.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to leahdoll) posted 2-Sep-2004 6:07pm  
Well, the product I use is called Melafix.. I'm sure you could find that pretty easily.. if you feel like using fish medicine on your face  * grin *
posted 2-Sep-2004 6:48pm  
I don't use either.....does it work???
(reply to caviartaste) posted 5-Sep-2004 9:35am  
> I don't use either.....does it work???

It always seems to work for me, and I like the smell! I tend to need/use it in the winter months. I or my girlfriend will rub some in on my back and chest then I'll put a t-shirt over it and go to bed.
posted 11-Sep-2004 6:18pm  
I've used both. Never really noticed a difference.

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