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Vicks vapour rub

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thecalpollady Fri 05-Aug-11 09:36:09

Interesting read. This was sent from my dad


During a lecture on Essential Oils, they told us how the foot soles
can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic on your feet and within 20
minutes you can 'taste' it.

Some of us have used Vicks VapoRub for years for everything from
chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I've never
heard of this. And don't laugh, it works 100% of the time, although the
scientists who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop night time coughing in
a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks VapoRub generously
on the soles of your feet, cover with socks, and the 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 prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely
soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly

Just happened to tune in A.M. Radio and picked up this guy talking
about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good, due to the
chemicals in them This method of using Vicks VapoRub on the soles of the
feet was found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children
at bed time. In addition it seems to have a soothing and calming effect on
sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.

My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and
persistent cough a few weeks ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt
like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes. So
she went from; every few seconds uncontrollable coughing, she slept
cough-free for hours every night she used it.

If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick, try it
yourself and you will be amazed at how it works.


mumof4teens Wed 10-Aug-11 16:32:34

Thankyou, thecalpollady grin
I've not heard of this but have been telling friends of this & hopefully will be able to report back on my findings.

It's a nightmare once you get a hacking cough & then have no sleep!

crispface Wed 10-Aug-11 21:29:44

We always put vicks on the feet! works wonders, though I never knew you could taste garlic if rubbed on your feet <goes off to rummage in the fridge>

MissBeehiving Wed 10-Aug-11 21:32:33

Yes, it works very well.

According to my GP, it's also an effective treatment for fungal nail infections.

IntotheNittyGritty Thu 11-Aug-11 11:11:54

Afraid it didnt work for me. Saw this earlier and tried it, but I have coughed non stop.

Just done an internet research on coughs and found this on the urbanmyths page

I desparately need something to stop me coughing. Am in so much pain now ever part of my upper body hurts with coughing

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