Q. I am a research scientist so I like evidence. My husband is an architect who is a critical thinker and not about to fall prey to nonsense.
He came down with a terrible cold that led to pneumonia. The cough was unrelenting and kept us both awake for several nights in a row. None of the antibiotics or cough syrups relieved it. He was exhausted from coughing as well as from not sleeping.
In desperation we turned to one of your ridiculous remedies–the Vicks VapoRub on the soles of the feet. To our amazement, he stopped coughing and got a good night’s sleep. We can’t explain it, but we sure are grateful.
A. We can’t explain the power of Vicks VapoRub on the soles of the feet to calm a cough either. It doesn’t seem logical, but many readers have told us it works.
We are sending you our Guides to Colds, Coughs & the Flu plus Unique Uses for Vicks for many other options to calm a cough and relieve congestion.