Vicks Vapo-Rub

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Northstar Realty

Vicks Vapo Rub.. on bottom of feet then put socks on at bedtime. Try it !it Works

I wish I had known this when my family was young during winter colds and cough. I am going to try it myself. Share with young parents. Is'nt life strange.  When we had a lecture on essential oils, they told us how the foot soles absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20 minutes you can tasteit. Some of us have used Vicks Vapo-Rub for years for everyting from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I never heard of this. And don't laugh, because it works 100% of the time although the scientists at the Canada Research Council, who discovered it, aren't sure why.

To stop night time coughing in a child(or adult, as we found out personally) put Vicks Vapo-Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy , deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many many hours of relief. Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even very strong presciption cough medicine. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of perscription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like accupressure.

Just happen to tune in Am radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough mediines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs, so I listened. It was a surprise finding and found to be more effective than perscribed medicines for children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calmin g effect on sick children who then went to sleep soundly.Polly tried it on herself when she had a very deep and persistent cough a few weeks ago, and it worked. She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me this was a deep, incredibly annoying and uncontrollable cough. She slept cough-free for hours every night she used it. If you have granchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be  absolutely amazed by the effect.

Just thought I might pass this on, you never know till you tried it

Comments (3)

Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re
I'll try it I have a cold as we speak and I need help Thanks.
Dec 11, 2007 03:40 AM
Carol Culkin
Diamond Partners Inc - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Residential Real Estate
Vicks Vapo Rub.. on bottom of feet then put socks on at bedtime - I thought I was the only one that did this!
Dec 11, 2007 06:28 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Renate, the vapors definitely help the breathing.
Dec 11, 2007 11:13 AM