u have probably reached for Vicks VapoRub if you are wheezing or have a cough. This will help you to alleviate your suffering. We put this cream, by rubbing it on our chests to smooth the symptoms of cold and flu. By doing this we can sleep better at night.
How about trying the cream on some other parts of the body. Instead of applying on the chest, try to rub it all over the soles of your feet.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS THIS METHOD?
While there is no scientific evidence to back this unusual cough treatment, hundreds of people have claimed that this method has actually helped them.
The treatment involves rubbing Vicks on the feet soles right before bed, and then putting on socks.
In fact, this treatment is not new. Namely, in March 2007, the treatment of rubbing one’s feet with mentholated topical cream before bedtime, and then putting on socks, went viral online.
Some scientists may not have supported this treatment, but people say it is an effective remedy for a cough, particularly for children.
According to Dr, Lynne Jordan, a psychologist, this home cough remedy can actually work for some individuals as it can minimize stress. Once the stress is reduced in a person who is coughing and wheezing, the discomfort will also decrease.
Nonetheless, you shouldn’t depend fully on this treatment if your child’s cough persists for several days. Consider visiting a pediatrician to avert a possible serious health complication, especially if your child:
- coughs for more than 3 days, and has a fever
- has a wet and productive cough
- has a cough that affects his sleep
- has difficulty breathing
- has a cough that makes swallowing problematic and has other issues like fatigue
While some experts say that rubbing Vicks VapoRub on the feet is just a placebo effect, many individuals have shared their personal and positive experience with this cough remedy.