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 Post subject: Bad Cough? Try Vics Vapor Rub on Your Feet!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:26 am 
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Originally posted by (Sunshine) on PlanforPandemic ... feet#53765

I am probably nuts to put this here, and boy would my husband kill me because he's a doctor and he's not wild about home remedies, but I've tested this out on 6 moms and all 6 moms have reported 100% positive results.
I had an e-mail from a friend who said if you've got a really bad cough and can't sleep at night to put Vick's Vapo Rub on your feet, put socks on over it, then get under the covers. Most of my friends and my cousin with twins had kids up all night coughing so I forwarded it to them. Every single one of them said that it was amazing, within about 10-15 minutes their kids were sleeping and not coughing. My cousin with the twins told me her and her hubby kept getting up to check on them because they were so quiet!
I went and bought another couple of things of vapo rub to store on hand as my attitude is anything that if that works as well as folks are telling me it is, is worth my having as a back up. I told my husband about it, but I think if he told his patients to go home and rub Vicks on their feet, with socks and go to bed they'd think he'd lost it. (He doesn't support it or refute it as we've not personally had a chance to test it and of course he's not seen anything medically proving this method works. I'm stressing this is a home-made cough remedy.)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 5:29 am 
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Original post by (KimT) at PandemicFluInformation Forum ... 3758#23758

ok, grandma just emailed me this, have no idea if it works or not.

Grandma cures

Sorry, no graphic for this one, and don't laugh, it works 100% of the time although the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.

To stop nighttime coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks Vaporub 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 prescription cough medicines. 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 prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like accupressure. 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 chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened.

It was a surprising finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, and in addition, to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.

Holly 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 and believe me , this was a deep, ( incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and she slept cough free for hours every night that she used it.

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KimT, you awakened an ancient memory! I remember being very sick when I was really young...less than five. I remember my father putting Vicks on my feet, chest, and under my nose. He put socks on my feet too, I remember he and my mom commenting about the socks because they've always believed that sleeping with socks on will cause a stuffed up nose...and strange as it sounds, it's true with us. I'll buy a few vats of Vicks.

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 Post subject: Re: Bad Cough? Try Vics Vapor Rub on Your Feet!
PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:40 am 
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Confirmation of this idea:

Image[/url] 'LittleDoc' @ American Preppers Network

It is true.

Here is a natural recipe for a form of Vicks vapor rub:

Vapor Rub
1/2 teaspoon eucalyptus essential oil
1/8 teaspoon peppermint essential oil
1/8 teaspoon rosemary essential oil
1/8 teaspoon clary sage essential oil
1/4 cup olive oil (I personally think that coconut oil work better, because it is a thicker base and doesn't seep through socks. :shock: Yeah, I could see your child waking up crying, "Mommy, my feet peed to bed.")

Mix ingredients together in a glass bottle (not plastic as the essential
oils will bleed into it making the rub less effective) and shake well.

Massage onto feet.

I have heard that using a blue glass bottle to store it in is better. :wink:

Note: coconut oil doesn't store as well as olive oil after opening. :(

I'm currently working on a rotation with a complementary and alternative medicine doctor. So she's feeding me the goods for natural treatments. :D

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