View Full Version : Remedy to persistent cough at night

10-05-2007, 03:18 PM
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.

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

An adult friend 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.

So, if you have kids/grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try yourself and you will be absolutely amazed.

Anyone tried before? Not sure if it really works 100% as claimed :rolleyes:

10-05-2007, 04:01 PM
Did you bother to check the Urban Legends site to verify if it's true? ;)

10-05-2007, 05:19 PM
Did you bother to check the Urban Legends site to verify if it's true? ;)
What Urban Legends site are you talking about? How should I go about checking? :confused:

10-05-2007, 11:37 PM
There are so many emails flying around claiming this and that, can you believe everything you read?

Most of them are just urban legends, hearsay, folk lore, fiction, or rumours, etc.. Far from truths! It'll be wise to check if you received emails with ridiculous stories or claims from a few sources before passing it on. www.snopes.com is one such site that has some factual write ups for you to decide if it is fact or fiction.

In fact if u googled "vicks vaporub on feet" u'll hit hundreds of pages!

Read this one:

If someone replied and said the remedy worked, this thread will probably show up in google search and become a reference for "vaporub on feet" for unsuspecting readers, hahaha.

Same thing with virus hoaxes u receive by email, check with Norton antivirus website if it is a hoax before passing on. This is the internet common sense we need to practice nowadays due to the easy spread of info (either fact or fiction) via email. :)