(Also known as Alcanfor, Camphor Tree, Camphora, Camphora Officinarum, Camphre, Cemphire, dl-Camphor, Gum Camphor, Kapur, Karpoora, Karpuram, Laurel Camphor)
WHAT IS IT?
Currently derived from turpentine oil, this highly lipophilic substance that has analgesic (pain), anesthetic (numbing) and antipruitic (itching) properties.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Camphor main use is an ingredient in topical products (Vick’s Vaporub) used to treat cold symptoms – mostly stuffy nose and breathing issues. It also is used to treat minor skin issues like bug bites or pain. Other uses we have seen include protection against moth, silverfish or other insects, keep sliver or metal from rusting.
DO NOT INGEST – IT IS HIGHLY TOXIC IF EATEN – KEEP FROM CHILDREN
DO NOT USE IN CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS OF AGE AS ABSORPTION INTO THE BODY
CAN CAUSE TOXICITY
Ingredients: This product contains artificial camphor.
FIRST AID INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCIDENTAL EXSPOSURE:
IF ON SKIN: Wash with soap and water. Get medical attention if irritation develops or persists.
IF IN EYES: immediatley flush with running water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart. Get immediate medical attention.
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately give 3-4 glasses of water. Do not induce vomitting. If vomiting occurs give fluids again. Have doctor determine if patient's condition allows induction of vomiting or evacuation of stomach. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconcious or convulsing person.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing clear airway and start mouth to mouth artificial respiration or use a bag mask respirator. Get immediate medical attention.