I have always used Vick’s Vapo Rub on my chest and throat when under the weather. But have recently found other ways it can be highly effective. Placing Vapo rub on a cotton ball and putting in your ear when you have ear pain. I noticed results in about ten minutes. I was very impressed with this and have now used it to remedy ear pain multiple times. I have also found if your suffering from a terrible cough and you slather it on your feet and place socks over it your cough subsides allowing you to get a good nights rest.