11/12/08

Inexplicable but Undeniable!

Seeing as cold/flu season is upon us again, I thought I would share this valuable piece of information.

I first got this information in an email over a year ago and decided to try it the next time I had any congestion.

Coat the soles of your feet with Vicks VapoRub and then put on a pair of socks. Don't ask me how, but this will guarantee a good nights sleep, stop a cough and keep your nose clear all night!

Everything settles on my chest and I have always needed prescription cough medicine, but since doing this, I have come through 2 colds without the need for it. However heavy my cold has got, I have also been able to breathe relatively clearly all night.

The past few days I have been suffering with the curse of all Okies - allergies. So last night I put the Vicks and socks on and my nose cleared and I slept like a baby.

As I say no clue how this works, but it does and I suspect it might even guarantee a good nights sleep when you're not sick too!

14 comments:

Winifred said...

Decidedly weird but I'll remember that one!

Expat mum said...

Hmm. I do remember reading something about the soles of the feet and I'm glad you reminded me. My eldest gets really badly congested, but apparently it's all my fault. I will try this next time no matter how much the Ball & Chain poo poos it.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Interesting. I've never heard of that. Have you thought about a prescription for your allergies?

Bella Foxx said...

I have heard about this but have never tried it. Maybe the next time I am stuffed up.

Daryl said...

Weird and stinky but if it works ... as a kid when I would get a chest cold, Mom would rub the Vicks on my chest and have me put on a undershirt neath my PJ top ... it works as well ..

:-Daryl

willow said...

On my feet?! Okay, it's worth a try! ;^)

Mare said...

Far out! I will try it on my mom's feet tonight, cause a good night's sleep is a wonderful thing,[ and she does have a cold.] Thanks!

Stuart Peel said...

Menthol flavoured foreplay ? Or have I got the wrong end of the stick. So to speak.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Holly - I take Zyrtec and it works

Stuart - you definitely have hold of some kind of stick!LOL

Kay said...

On your feet? Wow! I've never heard of that one. My mother used to put it on my chest. The feet? Gosh...

Leslie: said...

Since I was a little girl, whenever we had colds the good old faithful Vicks Vaporub came out and onto our bodies - thick on the chest covered with flannel cloth and then warm jammies and a touch on the tip of the nose. But this is the first I've heard about the feet so next time I get a cold, I'll definitely give it a try. :D

Kat said...

The feet sounds so much more bearable than the chest. That is why I have never used the stuff myself, I don't think I could sleep with my chest covered in petroleum jelly..ick!

Janet said...

This is a new one on me, but I'll definitely be giving it a try. Thanks for the tip.

Mmm said...

PArt of the reason I could never live back in England again is every winter I would suffer from the worst chest congestion. i thought I was going to die many nights. It was horrid! Now I live in CO it's so much dryer that I'm totally fine. One big advantage being over here! Wild tip though. thank you.