Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Interesting use for a common item

A friend sent me an email about Vick's Vapor Rub(sp?).

Some scientists in Canada have "discovered" that if you put the rub on the soles of your feet (yes, that is what I said, the SOLES of your feet!) you will experience relief from even the severest night-time coughing!!! How awesome is that!!!??? They determined that it was even more effective, especially in children, than powerful prescription drugs. You simply put a good layer of the product on the bottom of your feet, cover with socks and get into bed. It's supposed to give long-lasting relief.

Now, I haven't tested this out myself yet, but I plan to!!! The next time one of my boys or my husband gets that annoying, sleep-depriving, wracking cough, I'm going to slather it on and see what happens.

Has anyone ever tried this? Or if you try it, leave a comment and let us know how it works for you.


4littlemen said...

I just came across your blog a few days ago. You have a beautiful family... very cute boys! I have 4 little boys.

My friend and I were just talking about this vicks rub trick... haven't tried it but i'm curious to see if it works too.

have a great day!

Rebekah said...

Thanks for commenting!! You are only the second "new" person to comment on my blog. I feel like I'm moving up in the world! hehe

Melody said...

This sounds like a great idea! I know with essential oils- a lot of the time you put then on the soles of your feet for absorption. Melody