What kinds of chemicals are in Vapor Rub that helps you clear your sinuses?



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    There are a bunch of ingredients that work together to help clear your sinuses.  Two of the active (main) ingredients are Camphor and Menthol.  Both of them act as a cough suppressant and topical analgesic. 

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    Vicks VapoRub may not be the best choice when it comes to decongestants.  Its two main ingredients, camphor and menthol, do not actually clear your nasal passage, but trick your brain instead into thinking that your nose is unclogged. What’s more, camphor is poisonous if swallowed and potentially toxic if too much enters your body through mucous membranes.

    Other decongestants work better by reducing the swelling in your nasal passage, allowing air to flow through more easily.  

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