“I recommend never putting Vicks in, or under, the nose of anybody – adult or child,” the lead author, Dr Bruce Rubin from the department of pediatrics at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, said
He said cough and cold medicines and decongestants were not good for young children. He recommends salt water, warm drinks and chicken soup.
This is the response of the manufacturer:
Proctor & Gamble, the maker of Vicks, slammed the study, saying it contradicts previous studies and is based on limited data from tests on ferrets, of unknown relevance to humans.
Who to believe?