#1 Vicks VapoRub is an ointment commonly found in almost everyone’s medicine cabinet. It’s used as a topical cream and is applied to the chest, back, and throat for relief from coughing and congestion. Some people even put it on their feet. But VapoRub isn’t just for colds. There are so many uses and some of them will definitely surprise you. I wish I knew about number 9 a long time ago!