Vicks VapoRub has been around for over 100 years and is one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants. Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about unique and unconventional ways to use this odiferous ointment.

You’ll be surprised to learn that Vicks is a supposed treatment for so much more than just a congested chest.

1. Relieve Terrible Ear Pain – Put a cotton ball with Vicks VapoRub in your painful ear and you should notice immediate improvement. You can also warm up a garlic clove then apply Vicks on it and insert the clove in the opening of the painful ear.

2. Puts Off Mosquitoes – Put some Vicks on your clothes to keep the bothering mosquitoes away.

3. Sinus Headaches – Put some Vicks under your nose and inhale deeply in order to relieve your sinus headaches. The menthol content is a great ingredient for soothing your headaches.

4. Ease Acne – Apply some Vicks on the affected areas on your skin to clear acne and other skin problems. It will dry out the acne and relieve the inflammation.

5. Keep Insects Away – Rub Vicks VapoRub on your neck, inner knees, elbows, and behind your ears keep flies away while on a picnic …simply open the Vicks bottle.

6. No More Bruises – Combine a pinch of salt in Vicks VapoRub apply it on a fresh bruise to get rid of it quickly.

7. Alleviate Sore Muscles – Massage your sore muscles with some Vicks VapoRub and then cover the area with a warm towel. Lie down until the pain goes away. Repeat the process three times a day for best results.

8. Moisturize Your Skin – Vicks VapoRub can moisturize the dry skin on your body. You just have to put some on the affected areas and you’ll soon see positive results.

9. Treat Cracked Heels – If you want to keep your feet healthy and smooth, apply some Vicks VapoRub on them and put on socks before you go to bed, then wash your feet with warm water in the morning. You can also exfoliate your feet with a pumice stone.

10. Tennis Elbow – If you want to get rid of the pain caused by tennis elbow, apply some Vicks VapoRub on the affected area and you will soon feel the pain go away due to the presence of camphor and menthol in the ointment.

11. Fingernail or Toenail Fungus – Apply some Vicks VapoRub on the affected nails a couple of times a day then put on your socks. Trim your nails regularly until you remove the infected part.

12. Stretch Marks – Apply some Vicks VapoRub on the unsightly stretch marks every day to reduce their appearance and you should notice big improvements in 2 weeks.

13. Eczema Treatment – If you apply Vicks VapoRub on the affected area, it will help you get rid of the inflammation and itching caused by this skin condition.

14. Remove Warts – Apply Vicks VapoRub on the warts twice a day. Cover the area with a gauze or sock. The warts will disappear in only several days.

15. Athlete’s Feet – Put some Vicks VapoRub on the affected areas several times a day so you can relieve the infection.