Vicks on the feet to cure a cough???
With cold season upon us, this little trick may be handy to keep up your sleeve!!! Should really use Mom as a guinea pig b/c when she gets a cough, it's the worse thing you've ever heard!!!
Hope that you all have a great weekend.
Some quick online research suggests that this may actually work whoknew ?We have all been kept awake by our own or someone else's cough. Trythis and pass it on. The tip...not the cough. ANYTHING is better than antibiotics. Even babies could benefit from this and the parentswouldn't worry about the safety of their child.
Subject: FW: NEW USE FOR VICKS I was raised, and raised my kids with Vicks. How comeI never knew this? I can't wait for my next cough. Amazing! READ ITALL. It works 100 percent of the time, although the scientists at theCanada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.
To stop nighttime coughing in a child (or an adult, as we found outpersonally),put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtimeandthen cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.This works 100 percent of the time, and is more effective in childrenthan even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly.
I heardthe head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on thepart of their scientists when they were investigating theeffectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children, as compared toalternative therapies like acupressure. I just happened to tune in toa.m. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines inkids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of thesestrong drugs, so I listened. It was a surprising finding and found tobe more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime,and in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children whothen went on to sleep soundly.
My wife tried it on herself when shehada very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago, and it worked100 percent! She said it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her.The coughing stopped in a few minutes, and believe me this was a deep(incredibly annoying!) every few seconds, uncontrollable cough and she slept cough-free for hours every night she used it.
If you havechildren or grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try ityourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the effect.
Thanks Barb H.