discovered it) aren't sure
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
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, 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
So, if you have grandchildren, pass it on. If you end
up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed by the
What do you have to lose?