My 3yo came down with a cold today. Before bed, I gave him cold medicine and put some Vick's on his chest and upper lip. Two hours later he needed help with blowing his nose. He had smeared the remainder of the (small) jar all over his body and bed in an effort to clear his sinuses.
I had only left the jar in there because dh was going to lie down with ds for a while, and I figured dh might need to apply a little more of it. By the time dh left the room, we had both forgotten about the jar.
I just comfort myself that ds didn't eat the Vick's.