Vicks VapoRub induces mucin secretion, decreases ciliary beat frequency, and increases tracheal mucus transport in the ferret trachea.

@article{Abanses2009VicksVI,
  title={Vicks VapoRub induces mucin secretion, decreases ciliary beat frequency, and increases tracheal mucus transport in the ferret trachea.},
  author={Juan Carlos Abanses and Shinobu Arima and Bruce K. Rubin},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2009},
  volume={135 1},
  pages={143-148}
}
BACKGROUND Vicks VapoRub (VVR) [Proctor and Gamble; Cincinnati, OH] is often used to relieve symptoms of chest congestion. We cared for a toddler in whom severe respiratory distress developed after VVR was applied directly under her nose. We hypothesized that VVR induced inflammation and adversely affected mucociliary function, and tested this hypothesis in an animal model of airway inflammation. METHODS [1] Trachea specimens excised from 15 healthy ferrets were incubated in culture plates… CONTINUE READING
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