You have probably reached for Vicks VapoRub if you are wheezing or have a cough. This will help you to alleviate your suffering. We put this cream, by rubbing it on our chests to smooth the symptoms of cold and flu. By doing this we can sleep better at night.
How about trying the cream on some other parts of the body. Instead of applying on the chest, try to rub it all over the soles of your feet.
Is This True?
This word was spread on lots of forums all over Internet and Facebook as well. Using Vicks, a treatment for cough, by this way, to put on socks after applying on your feet, is very unusual for all of us.
According to the supporters of this method, you will need to do this before you go to bed. Like it works for the throat, it will work for the feet as well. You will feel the vapors of the ointment, while you are sleeping.
Everyone is asking the same question “Is this TRUE?” There is no scientific evidence if this is or is not effective, although there are lots of people confirming that this have worked for them. This technique is not new.
This advice for applying this cream on the socks before you go to bed is a hit online from 2007. Many people believe that this is a good home remedy for socks, while some scientists deny this practice. It also works on children.
There is one psychologist, Dr. Lynne Jordan, which agrees for this unconventional method that may work for some people and also reduce stress. When the stress decreases at a person who is wheezing and coughing, the discomfort will be reduced. You should not completely rely on this remedy if your child is coughing for several days. Maybe there is a bigger health problem when someone is coughing, so please visit the pediatrician so the problem can be located.
Watch out for these problems:
Wet and productive cough
Cough that last for 3 days, and if the person has fever.
Cough interferes with activities and sleep
If you have difficulties with the swallowing, such as fatigue.
Some of the experts say that putting Vicks on the feet may be a placebo effect. But it’s worth trying.