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Thread: Vicks vapor rub

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    I have done this with my son. He cannot stand it on his chest or anywhere else on his body. I slather it on really thick and put the socks on over it.

    The smell still comes through the socks, so I think that helps, as well. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't seem to matter. But, overall, it doesn't hurt.

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    My son has asthma and I was told to do this for his cough too! It really works. :)

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    Yes...a friend of mine does that all the time when she gets sick...she swears by it

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    Yes, I do this all the time and is an old old remedy and does work, after the bath or shower put vicks on feet and put white socks on

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    4 year old granddaughter is spending the night with us. DIL said she has a cough and to slather Vicks on the bottom of her feet and put socks on her before she goes to bed. Supposedly it's absorbed faster than putting on her chest. Have you ever heard of this?

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    I do it all the time to help me breathe through allergies and asthma. It really works.

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    Works for me!

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    My daughter does this with everyone in their family. She swears it works. I think it might be worth a try.

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    THIS ACTUALLY WORKS TO STOP THE COUGHING.
    old old remedy

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    I remember that's how my mom would "dope" us up as a child.

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    My little hillbilly Grandma used to warm slices of onions with sugar in an iron skillet and wrap them around the bottom of my feet when I had a cold. And some mustard mix on warm flannel on my chest. Either it worked or it was so bad, I was rarely ill as
    a child.

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