Claims that rubbing Vicks VapoRub on the soles of the feet can help to stop a person coughing have been making headlines and spreading on Twitter. Those who swear by the method advise others to smear the soles of their feet in the opaque substance before bed, and wear some socks to protect their sheets. No studies have proven that the method works, and the National Research Council of Canada have released a statement distancing itself from the claims attributed to the fake organisation with a similar name. In addition, Vicks, and the manufacturers of similar products, recommend rubbing the substance on the chest and throat - and make no mention of the feet in helpsheets. And besides, keeping the VapoRub for your sinuses as far away from your respiratory system as possible sounds like an unlikely treatment for a cough Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later?
Does Vicks VapoRub stop coughs and colds when applied on your feet?
How to Put Vicks Vapor Rub on Feet | LEAFtv
Cold and flu season is upon us and while social distancing measures mean you may very well escape the annual bout of sniffles, know that if you do end up with a stuffy nose or congested chest there is one staple product you can you rely on. Enter Vicks VapoRub, the gel based formula has been curing many a germ-based ailment for years.. But give this over-the-counter decongestant a chance, and it'll remedy more than your flu symptoms. But what is Vicks VapoRub and what actually makes it so damn versatile? Well, each tub of salve contains a powerful blend of ingredients: camphor, menthol, eucalyptus, cedar leaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol and turpentine oil. These work together to loosen mucus — which means you get to clear out your airways to be cleared more effectively. They also have a cooling effect, which can bring relief to a sore nose.
On Using Vick's VapoRub for Your Tired Feet
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Rumor has it rubbing the mentholated ointment on the bottom of your child's feet can stop a cough. But just how safe is this clever! DIY cure? Coughing is as inevitable as a change in season, even in the healthiest kids. But when a few days of coughing stretch into a week or two or longer!