Monday, February 04, 2008

That's Crazy! So just might work.

I am not usually one for home remedies. Give me the drugs and put me to bed. But the last couple of nights I have been desperate enough to try anything. All of the kids have been experiencing a yucky night-cough this last week, and I got it in turn on Saturday. Well, since I am still nursing and my kids are still small, I have a hard time taking or giving much medicine. I was telling my woes to a friend of mine, and she asked me if I had tried putting VICK'S vapor rub on my kid's feet at night. I told her that I had put some on their chest and it helped a little, but not that much. She told me to try it on their feet, that it was supposed to work much better, and since I couldn't think of an argument against it, I gave it a very skeptical try.
I was amazed. After putting it on the kiddos, I only heard two coughs in three hours. Then, when I came down with the cough, I put it on my own feet, along with a pair of socks, and I immediately stopped coughing. I couldn't believe it. It doesn't seem to work as well during the day, but it provided my kids and myself with a good-night's sleep every time I used it.
I have NO idea why it works, but I thought I would pass the word along for anyone suffering from the same malady.
If nothing else, it provides a lovely foot rub for your kids!


Meg said...

Well, accupressure points on the foot contain the R and L lung on each foot. It is located on the balls of your feet. So if you believe in this then definitely Vick's vapor rub should go on your feet and not your chest. :)

Michelle said...

that is FABULOUS NEWS!! we usually have done the sock around the neck trick! i'm keeping this in mind for next time...