Log in to your
account.
Quick sign up
It only takes a millisecond.
Terms and Conditions
Forgot your password?
No problem, we can help.
Enter your email address below, and you'll receive and email containing a link to reset your password.
Password reset
A confirmation email with a link to reset your password has been sent to at your request.
Please check your email and click on the link.
We do our best, but if you don't hear from us in a minute or two, please check your spam email folder.
For further assistance please contact us at support@treato.com.
Treato My Voice
Share your thoughts, experiences and ideas which could help others.
Please, no commercial content and no spam.
Make sure you enter your email address correctly so we can let you know when it goes live after a short moderation process.
The name that will be displayed with your story
Your email address will not be displayed on Treato, and will never be shared.
 
 
Thank you for sharing
Our editorial team will review this shortly and we will inform you once it goes live.
Treato My Voice
Thank you for sharing!
Your post was added to treato.com.
You’re one step away from being a registered user on Treato.
Just choose a password, and you’re done!
Treato My Voice
NOTE: All My Voice posts are carefully monitored by the Treato tream.
Your privacy is important. Treato will never sell or give your email address to a third party.
How to use bookmarks
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you through the My Treato
panel on the right
help-img
Successfully bookmarked the
page!
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you
through the My Treato panel on the right
help-img
To save and access your bookmarks from any browser, you need to be
logged in or create an account in 5 seconds.
Successfully bookmarked the
page!
You now have bookmarks. In order not to lose them, we recommend that you sign up or log in.
Security check
Let us know that you are a human.
Type the characters you see in the picture below
Submit

Ben Gay vs. Vicks Vaporub for Cough

Change usage

Ben Gay

OTC
/ 15,031 posts
Other Names: Icy Hot   Tiger Balm   Salonpas   Flexall   Mineral Ice

Vicks Vaporub

OTC
/ 6,707 posts
Rating:
Based on 15,031 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 6,707 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Bengay, spelled Ben-Gay prior to 1995, is an analgesic heat rub used to relieve muscle and joint pain. It was developed in France by Dr. Jules Bengu , and brought to America in 1898. The name Bengu was anglicized to Bengay. It was originally produ... Read more on Wikipedia
Vicks VapoRub ointment is a mentholated topical Cream (pharmaceutical) manufactured by Vicks, intended to assist with minor medical conditions that temporarily impair breathing, including the common cold. It is applied to the chest, often immediately bef... Read more on Wikipedia
Concern level
Top 3 Concerns
Nausea
Did you have
this too?
Addiction
Withdrawal
Concern level
Top 3 Concerns
Tingling
Did you have
this too?
Chapped Lips
Diabetes
See all concerns, alternative treatments and more
See all concerns, alternative treatments and more
Treato Video
Follow us
share this page
Help people by sharing experiences you've had with Ben Gay or Vicks Vaporub - your story could impact others.
Treato My Voice

What patients are saying about Ben Gay vs. Vicks Vaporub

37 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
Gay, but I do use Vick's vaporub for migraines but you know...
...Gay, but I do use Vick's vaporub for migraines but you know I have only had one...
my recent experience with VapoRub, I will strongly advise...
...ex-husband grew up with Vicks VapoRub, and I've seen him ...After my recent experience with VapoRub, I will strongly ...I had heard that BenGay was good for this, but since I didn't have any,...
menthol or methyl. Vicks vaporub is very dangerous for an...
...are supposed to avoid anything that says menthol or methyl. Vicks vaporub is very dangerous for an ss person. Theres an article about ...who died from rubbing too much BenGay on. She didnt kno...
but I've been using Vick's Vaporub for years with no...
...know about Bengay, but I've been using Vick's Vaporub for years with no...
it can be used almost like bengay (it acts like a muscle...
...can call and ask ahead of time. Every dr does things differently. I was told to get vicks vaporub for babies and it can be used almost like bengay (it acts like a muscle relaxant)...
so wierd? If I use some Ben Gay on a sore muscle, she...
...eucalyptus, as if it was catnip. Have you ever heard of anything so wierd? If I use some Ben Gay on a sore muscle, she will not leave ...a little dab of Vick's vaporub on a kleenex & she...
idea--for me it's often BenGay or VapoRub, and that'll get...
That's not a bad idea--for me it's often BenGay or VapoRub, and that'll get a quick wrinkle-nose of disgust from most cats. It did...
and Vicks Vaporub are two of my favorite remedies. Vicks...
Ben Gay and Vicks Vaporub are two of my favorite remedies. Vicks under the nose and chest been...
relaxing the sphincter muscles....with bengay or vicks...
...about relaxing the sphincter muscles....with bengay or vicks vaporu...
(well, one Vick's vaporub, one Bengay). Others who love...
...like that (well, one Vick's vaporub, one Bengay). Others who love Rosemary Mint,...
feedback