Vicks Vapor Rub On Feet

Stop Night Time Coughing With Vick’s Vapor Rub on Your Children’s Feet.

I received an email recently about how doctor’s found great results in reducing a child’s night time cough by rubbing Vicks Vapor Rub on their feet, then putting the kid’s socks on, and letting them go to bed. Now this email stated that not only were they getting good results, but the Vicks technique was working 100% of the time. hmmmmmm, Time to test

I have a young child and now that we are entering the cold season I figured I would have the opportunity to test this method out. A week went by and low and behold he obtained a small cold with a slight cough. Well, the doctors were right. One night I woke hearing my child coughing steadily in his sleep. Remembering the email that I received a week earlier, I decided to give the Vicks a shot. I went into his room and started applying the Vicks. Now, my child is a very sound sleeper and will sleep through anything, so me applying the Vicks to his feet did not even begin to stir him from his deep slumber. I tell you this because the results were amazing. After I applied the vicks, but before the socks were even on, I noticed that his coughing subsided and his breathing was deeper. I wanted to think that this was due to the fact that I had woken him up and he was simply not coughing ‘at that moment’. That wasn’t the case. He had literally stopped coughing all together.

I went to bed that night and was questioned by my child during breakfast on how the socks arrived on his feet in the middle of the night… he didn’t even know.

The skeptic that I am, I was amazed, however still thought that it was just luck. Needless to say a couple nights later my child was coughing again after a long Halloween night. Immediately I went for the Vicks Vapor Rub. Again, the coughing stopped upon application. I can’t believe how well this works, but I wanted to share it with other parents out there knowing that a good night’s sleep is like gold!

We put this one as one of our True and Tested Home Remedies. Let us know if you find this to work for you too. Contact us. From what we have gathered from other resources, we still are not sure how it works.

Since this article was written we have received hundreds of emails from families that have tried it and stated that it also worked for them. We also have found Vick’s Vapor Rub has produced a salve rub for babies. A more gentle/non irritating vapor rub that we have used on our baby since she was 6 months old. WE love it! It contains soothing aloe vera and fragrances of eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender.

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1 Response

  1. Christine says:

    Thanks for your post. I am an adult who is currently suffering from a cold. I had heard about this in the past and decided to try it on myself last night. I don’t recall coughing during the night. I also use the Vicks around the outside of my nasal passages (the product states specifically not to use it inside the nose), and this helps to clear congestion in the airways.

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