People are always looking for home remedies, especially when it comes to ways to ease kids’ sicknesses. Parents don’t always want to give their littles medicine, and they are always wanting to opt for a less “mediciney” option. So, that brings us to one of the oldest wives tales out there. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
Chances are that your grandma did it to you, and her grandma probably did it to her. We’re talking about putting Vick’s Vaporub on feet as a way to quell coughs. But, does it really work? Or is it just a myth? Keep reading to find out more.
You are probably familiar with rubbing Vick’s Vaporub on your chest when you are feeling sick or congested, but on your FEET? That’s right! You are supposed to rub Vick’s Vaporub on the soles of the feet, usually before bed, and then cover with socks.
Next, sleep away, and supposedly, when you wake up, the cough will be no more! There are thousands, if not millions, of people who swear by this home remedy. Most of them say that the laying down part is essential to getting relief, since there is something about resting and being in a horizontal position that helps.
Also, we have heard that wearing heavy wool socks also helps things to work better. Oh, and if you try it, be sure to really cake the Vick’s Vaporub on the bottoms of the feet. Don’t be stingy, this is one time there is no such thing as too much of a good thing!
While many regular folk swear by the Vick’s Vaporub method, science is not always as big of a fan. In fact, there was a rumor going around via social media that stated that the National Research Council of Canada had done a study and had proved that this home remedy worked 100 percent of the time.
The NRC issued a statement back in 2007, stating that they had never done such a study, adding that they don’t do studies on alternative forms of medication. However, although the NRC said that they did not endorse using Vick’s as a foot cough relief method, they also said that they hadn’t dis-proven the rumor either.
The bottom line is that there has been no scientific studies done on this particular home remedy method. Many people say that it is just a myth, however, many more people say that it does work, and these people don’t care what anyone else says! Have you ever tried this home remedy? Are you brave enough to try it? Give it a try and let us know what you think!