Q. I read about using Vicks on the bottoms of the feet on the People’s Pharmacy website and it has worked for me. It has also relieved my lungs when they get congested with hay fever.
My unbelieving husband caught a bad cold with a cough that could wake the dead. He was desperate, so he let me rub his feet with the Vicks VapoRub. The next day his cough and congestion were completely relieved. He’s now a believer!
A. We too were initially skeptical that putting Vicks on the soles of the feet would relieve a nighttime cough. Enough people have insisted that this remedy works, that we are now believers as well. (We have also had success when we tried it.) A warm pair of socks will protect the sheets from the petroleum jelly in Vicks VapoRub.
For more information on the surprising benefits of Vicks VapoRub, we offer our Guide to Unique Uses for Vicks.