Monday, March 26, 2012


I read this tip in an email years ago and thought I'd share it here.  As the mother of a child who coughs all night, I was desperate to try anything since cough syrups and allergy meds didn't solve the problem. In the email I read, it said to apply Vick's Vap-o-rub to the soles of your child's feet and then put socks over top of that. I know it sounds crazy, but it works!

I've done this many times now over the past few years and it works almost every time. I've even tried it on myself. It's a strange sensation when you take that initial inhale that starts a cough. It's almost like you can't cough; the cough seems cut off before it starts.

I don't know how it works, or why it works. I only know that in our house, it does work. So I pass the tip along here to you, my friends. Take it or leave it.

1 comment:

  1. You know, I've tried it on myself, and it did nothing, but there are so many people who swear it works that I figure it must be a person-by-person thing.