Posted by admin on April 14, 2012
Vick’s vapor rub….?
ok, so I heard that if you rub vick’s on the bottom of a baby’s feet, and then cover them with socks, it will eliminate night time cough… has any one ever heard of this?
ok I thank you all who have concern for my children, but just to clear things up…I have Vick’s Vapor Rub for infants and children, it says so on the label, and I did take her to the peds, AND the ER, she has asthma, and has a pretty productive cough at night, I talked to the dr about this and he said he had heard of it, but hasn’t heard wether or not it actually helps, so I’m asking you guys!
Answer by Chris E
yes. i know it works on adults
Answer by gemni 6
I’m sorry, but that’s the silliest thing I have ever heard.
Answer by wendy h
Are you crazy?Vick’s vapor rub is not intended for babies.The menthol and camphor could burn a babies delicate skin.If your baby has a cough take them to their pediatrician or an er but don’t rub that onto it’s feet and then cover them.I know you’re thinking i’m a witch but i’m concerned.Read the directions,ingredients and warning label on the Vick’s please.Try rubbing it on your own feet and covering them with sox and then multiply that feeling and that’s how the baby probably feels.Put a humidifier in the baby’s room and try that.Please think about how sensitive the babies skin is.
Answer by smiday1097
VICKS VAPORUB…TRY IT, IT WORKS
I got this from my mom. Tried and true.
I wish I’d known this when my family was young during winter
colds and coughs. I am going to try it myself. Share with young parents.
Isn’t life strange? When we had a lecture on Essential Oils,
they told us how the foot soles can absorb oils. Their example: Put garlic
on your feet and within 20 minutes you can ‘taste’ it.
Some of us have used Vicks Vaporub for years for everything
from chapped lips to sore toes and many body parts in between. But I’ve
never heard of this. And don’t laugh, it works 100% of the time although
the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren’t
To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found
out personally), put Vicks Vaporub generously on the bottom of the feet
at bedtime, then cover with socks. Even persistent, heavy, deep
coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of
Works 100% of the time and is more effective in children than even
very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely
soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the
Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their
scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of
prescription cough medicines in children as compared to alternative therapies like
Just happened to tune in A.M.Radio and picked up this guy
talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to
the chemical makeup of these strong drugs so, I listened. Using Vicks on the feet was a surprise finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for
children at bedtime, in addition to have a soothing and calming
effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly. Lolly tried it on
herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks
ago and it worked 100%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had
enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes and believe me, this was a
deep, incredibly annoying!) every few seconds uncontrollable cough, and
she slept cough-free for hours every night that she used it. If you have
grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you
will be absolutely amazed by the effect.
Oh, and your feet will love you too!
Answer by doglover
Yes. It’s work.
baby coughing: Vick’s vapor rub….?
Posted by admin on October 13, 2011
vicks vapor rub on bottom feet?
a few people told me if you put vicks vapor rub on the bottom of your baby’s feet then put socks on their feet they will stop coughing
who else has heard this and does it work
Answer by JJH
old wives tale.
Answer by normiejay
I have heard about it & that it does work. Why not try it for yourself, everyone’s different.
Answer by dali333
hm…ive never seen a baby’s foot cough
Answer by medicine woman
Hi mama. PLEASE don’t put vicks on your babies skin. Vicks is a petroleum product and is not something that you want to put on your body…let alone your babies. There are good quality, safe products out there that are much better choices for your baby. The method of putting something on the bottom of your feet really does work. If you are familiar with reflexology you know that we have receptors on the bottoms of our feet that correspond with every area of our bodies. When you apply something to the bottom of your feet, those receptors are capable of delivering those nutrients, or medicinal components directly to the area of the body where they are needed. I know many moms that have used this method very successfully. Good luck and be well.
baby coughing: vicks vapor rub on bottom feet?
Posted by admin on August 6, 2011
Anyone else’s child allergic to Vick’s Baby Rub?
My son will be 2 years old in a few weeks, and before his nap yesterday, I put some Vicks BabyRub on him (he had been coughing). When he got up, he had a pretty bad rash, but he was acting normal, so I gave him some Benadryl and checked on him about every 2.5 hours during the night (he seemed fine). When he woke up this morning, his ENTIRE BODY was covered with hives, and his eyes and mouth was swollen. I immediately took him to the ER, where they gave me steroids for him to take.
My question is this: does anyone out there have a child with the same problem? If so, what other products (that he could potentially come in contact with) should I avoid? I am just worried he might react to something else I haven’t thought about. We have used this BabyRub lots of times, and it has never affected him. Apparently, he has just recently developed this allergy, what else could he be allergic to?
Any ideas/suggestions would be helpful-
Answer by JoJo
I don’t know where you love but in Australia we have something called EukyBear (eucalyptus based) it is especially for little ones. We also have this stuff call Karvol. Comes in a capsule and you put it on their pillow or clothes. It doesn’t go directly onto skin but has the same smell as Vicks etc.
Answer by Jess K
I’m not sure but my when my baby cousin came up with a cold he was 1 i went to shoppers drug mart to get him vick’s too but the lady there told me it wasn’t a good idea to give him that when he was soo young but i’m not sure if it was the same thing for your child. Try to think if you child has anything to eat differently.
baby coughing: Anyone else’s child allergic to Vick’s Baby Rub?
Posted by admin on May 7, 2011
vicks rub on the feet for coughing?
I just had someone tell me to help my cough so I could actually sleep tonight to put vicks vapor rub on the bottoms of my feet then put on socks and it would suppress the coughing. Well I have researched it a bit just now and alot of people swear by it what I was wondering is if it works the same way with vicks baby rub since that is the only kind I have on hand???
Answer by Tink
The baby version is milder, and if memory serves me right, doesn’t contain the ingredient derived from terpentine….but yeah, it will work the same.
baby coughing: vicks rub on the feet for coughing?
Posted by admin on April 21, 2011
Can you give an 11 month old baby vicks?
My cousin is wheezing and coughing and its kind of bad
Answer by BabySheep
Read the description, it states the age. Calling his/her doctor is the best way to go. Keep the child warm
baby coughing: Can you give an 11 month old baby vicks?
Posted by admin on February 27, 2011
Can I use Vicks Inhaler if I am nursing? I have a bad cold/or maybe bad allergy?
I have terrible running nose and nonstop sneezing. Can I use the Vicks Inhaler to ease the running nose and sneezing? I am nursing a 6 weeks old baby right now.
Answer by kari t
there’s nothing in vicks besides menthol, camphor, and ecoliptus. Ok, so I can’t spell but I do know what I’m talking about. It should be ok?
baby sneezing: Can I use Vicks Inhaler if I am nursing? I have a bad cold/or maybe bad allergy?
Posted by admin on January 11, 2011
Vicks on feet at night?
Has anyone ever heard of rubbing vick on feet at night to help a cough cold stuffy nose ect?
I person that I work with swears by this and says he is not up coughing or hacking all nigh and gets a good night sleep!
Also I am wondering if I can use vicks during pregnancy I am about 2-3 weeks away from having baby??
Answer by jiggins
I don’t think it is okay!
Just rub it at the back or at your chest!
Answer by stormonthelake
When I was pregnant, I got bronchitis. My Dr. gave me an antibiotic & Tylenol w/ codiene and I was worried it would harm the baby. But he said the effects of my cough were more damaging to the baby than the cure. (I couldn’t eat for about 2 weeks). He said to weigh the good the medicine could do to the damage the cold (or whatever) does. So if you have a bad cough that is not letting you sleep, use the Vicks – sleep is more important at this stage. Also it now comes in a cherry scent. (Hard to find tho).
Also someone just answered one of my questions and said that they put Vicks on their feet and it helped and it seemed as if everyone told me to try honey & tea. Hope you feel better & Congrats.
Answer by Matt A
I have heard of this but why don’t you look for the cause of the cough? Is is asthma or chronic bronchitis?
A cough is your body trying to clear the airway. If you have phlegm, dust, debris or other foreign substance in the airway, it needs to be cleared. The cough should do it.
It could be allergic asthma. You may be allergic to something in your room that is causing the coughing. The largest concentration of dust mites in a house is in and around the bed.
Sleeping with pets can irritate allergies and asthma too. I don’t recommend it.
Shouldn’t you be trying to figure out the cause of the cough?
baby coughing at night: Vicks on feet at night?