Saturday 5 Ramadan 1442 - 17 April 2021
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Smell coming from Vicks

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?.

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. 

See also Question no. 37706 

And Allaah knows best.

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