If you use a CPAP machine, do not do this.
July 23, 2017 9:30pm CST
I was brought up using Vicks Vapo-Rub on my chest when I was a kid. My parents said it helps relieve congestion. One day I tried putting just a tiny amount of peppermint oil on my CPAP filter. That was the dumbest thing I ever did in my life. It opened up my lungs and caused my wind pipe to be irritated and it took over an hour to get back to normal. I did this only because I THOUGHT it would help my congestion. Don't you do it. It scared me enough to never do that again. I do still use the Vicks Vaporizer warm air inhaler as it does sooth the upper respiratory tract but still, you should never use any substance like Vicks or for that matter, peppermint oil on the filter. I am basically embarrassed to admit this but had to tell it because it was something I did try and boy do I regret it.
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