02/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Warning: Vicks VapoRub May Be Harmful To Children Under 2

Vicks VapoRub, a common cold remedy, can cause respiratory distress in children under 2 when inappropriately applied directly under the nose, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.

They said using the Procter & Gamble Co product in this way can cause a young child's tiny airways to swell and fill with mucus, triggering severe breathing problems.

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