Sunday 22 Sha‘ban 1445 - 3 March 2024
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Can I Use Vicks Inhaler while Fasting?

Question

My question is about the smell that comes from Vicks [i.e., Vicks Vaporub, used externally to relieve headaches]. Does it have any substance that reaches the stomach when I apply the Vicks in the area of the forehead and nose whilst fasting?

Summary of answer

Vicks does not have any effect on the fast, because it has no substance.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

The smell that comes from Vicks does not have any effect on the fast, because it is simply a smell that has no substance that can reach the stomach. 

For more details, please see the following answers:

Does Inhaler Break Your Fast?

Does Wearing Perfume Break Your Fast?

Do Nasal Sprays Break the Fast?

Can You Use Nasal Spray while Fasting?

Does a Nebulizer Break Fast?

And Allah knows best.

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Source: Islam Q&A