Could Trying This "Remedy" (Vicks VapoRub) Make My Tinnitus Possibly Worse?

Discussion in 'Support' started by CarloZ, Nov 1, 2015.

    1. CarloZ

      CarloZ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 3, 2015
      My grandpa told my mom that a way to help tinnitus is to put ear drops in my ear, then get a piece of cotton, put Vicks VapoRub on it, put the cotton on my ears during at night when I sleep. (If you come from Mexican/Hispanic family, you would find this "remedy" humorous.) Anyways, I'm pretty sure this is going to do nothing for my tinnitus, but my mom is pressuring me to do this, which I understand. I'm just worried doing this will make my tinnitus a lot worse. What do you think?
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I would not put anything in your ear as they are so sensitive you could cause damage .
      Putting it on your chest and breathing vapour can help clear your tubes...lots of love glynis
    3. OnceUponaTime

      OnceUponaTime Member Benefactor

      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies or Acoustic Trauma, Stress
      Hispanic family here... and yes our grandparents swear vicks heals everything. :) What kind of ear drops are you talking about??
    4. AnnieM

      AnnieM Member Benefactor

      Pittsburgh, PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      PROBABLY long term exposure to the sound of motors/blowers
      Hey, I love the stuff (always found that menthol- eucalyptus scent delightful) but yeah, I'd rather breathe it :)

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