Since my son starting attending the petri dish that is preschool, he has come home about every three weeks with a new variation of the common cold. He started preschool at three and a half years old, which is under the pediatrician recommended age for cough syrup. Though he is now four, dosing him with cough syrup still makes me nervous.
One night my son was coughing so deeply and often that nobody in the house was getting any sleep. My husband read somewhere about an urban legend that Vicks Vapor Rub, when slathered on the bottom of one’s feet and covered with socks can suppress a cough. In our desperate sleepiness we tried it…
Damn if it wasn’t some kind of Eucalyptus miracle.
It worked the next night too.
Now whenever he gets a tough cough that isn’t alleviated by our natural remedies, we bust out the Vicks and it works like a charm
This phenomenon is weird. Why put something you are supposed to breathe in on your feet? How was this even discovered?
I am just going to keep blindly doing it because it works, even though I have absolutely no real grasp on it.
Kind of like math.