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Vicks Warning

(WFLX) - If your child has a cold, you may want to think twice before grabbing the Vicks VapoRub.

A new study says the menthol gel may cause airway inflammation that can restrict breathing in infants and toddlers.

Doctors at Wake Forest University started investigating the common cold remedy after they a toddler who suffered severe respiratory distress when the product was placed under her nose.

Proctor & Gamble makes the product and says, "Vicks VapoRub has a long-standing history of being safe when used according to package directions".

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