Are women really putting Vicks on vaginas?

This takes self-medicating to a whole new level

British gynecologists have issued a public health message against the growing practice of women using Vicks Vaporub on their vaginas to treat thrush.

woman's crotch

The Royal College of Obstetricians has told women that using the product in this way would not only be uncomfortable but also has the potential to cause damage and disrupt the vagina's natural flora.

“If you have any concerns about odour you need to contact your doctor,” says the public health message.

The trend is reported to be sweeping the globe, due in part to online chat forums.

One woman wrote: “I use