Friday, May 9, 2008

How to stop coughing in minutes!

Someone emailed this to me and I thought I might post this up just in case anyone had a bad cough that might want to try this out to see if it worked. I'm over my flu so I cant even try it out. Let me know if it works!

How to stop cough in 5 minutes!!!

"This is a must try...We have all been kept awake by our own or someone else's cough. Try this and pass it on. The tip and not the cough. ANYTHING is better than antibiotics. Even babies could benefit from this and the parents wouldn't worry about the safety of their child. And of course, it is harmless and free from any type of side-effects. WOW! I was raised, and raised my kids with Vicks. How come I never knew this? I can't wait for my next cough. Amazing!READ IT ALL. It works 100 percent of the time, although the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.

Treatment:To stop night time coughing in a child (or an adult, as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime and then cover with socks.Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. This works 100 percent 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 acupressure. I just happened to tune in to 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. It was a surprising finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, and in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.

My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago, and it worked 100 percent! She said it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her. The 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 she used it. If you have children or grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed."

It sounds unbelievable but if it works then that would be awesome. No more cough medicine or antibiotics. I'm sure the doctors wont like this idea.

208 comments:

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Anonymous said...

hia,
this is Leo from London, UK. Doctors say there's no effective relief medication for cough. I couldn't sleep a wink for two nights so I'll try this to see how it works. I'll let you know.
thanks,
bye

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thanks for the tip, we couldn't get our 2yr.old to sleep due to a cough. We tried the cough medicines, none seemed to work, but your advice worked and almost instantly as you said, it's great, thank you, thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I'm trying it this evening - keep your fingers crossed!

Anonymous said...

im a 35 yr old female. im trying it tonight thanks hope it works..

Anonymous said...

im trying it asap

Anonymous said...

It worked!!!I'm doing in right now it's awsoMe

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across this website when I was looking for remedies to stop coughing. I remembered hearing about this ages ago but it didn't cross my memory till I read this again.

I tried it for the first time last night and it works. I've been coughing non-stop for about 2 weeks and haven't found anything to help me. But it does work (for me anyways) so I recommend it to anyone.


MO from Arab, AL.

Anonymous said...

It worked, the Vick's is working! It is currently 4am EST, my son (9 yrs) has allergies and at night time coughs non-stop. I have used medicinal teas, cough drops, delsym, robintusin, mucinex and have him sit in the bathroom to inhale the steam of a hot shower. The cough would keep coming back. However, as soon as I put the Vick Vapor Rub on thew bottom of his feet, put socks on his feet I asked him to let me know if he feels his cough going away ...it is now 4:08am EST and my son is no longer coughing, its now 4:13 is he is now back asleep and has NOT coughed! (Praise the Lord! And thank you to the Angel who put this info on-line, I simply googled how to stop a cough.)

Anonymous said...

yo, this really worked, THANKS SO MUCH!

babygirl1338 said...

Ive been stuck with my cough for about 2 weeks now and i was really hoping this would help me to stop coughing but it didnt :( im so desperate to stop coughing :( medicine has dont absolutely nothing.

juliette said...

Thank you so much! Your post helped me get much needed sleep! It worked so well. I have tried everything and this is the answer!

Anonymous said...

I tried this and was coughing so hard I would almost pass out. I googled for help and I have stopped coughing and hope I sleep tonight. Thanks for the tip

Anonymous said...

I'm a young teen and decided to research this as my brothers and I all have it (myself after a terrible temperature) and found this. I am also an asthmatic. I have told my mum who will put it on the usually back and chest but will now do this and I am testing it tonight. I hope it works!... also with my b'day events this weekend.
(ill have to use some old socks hehe)thx

p.s. do you know what to do if you now have rib/chest pain from coughing so much?

Anonymous said...

Hey, I tried it last night. My mum thought it was great idea (also that i was researching about my health) but my dad thought it was stupid. Anyway my mum put vicks rub on my chest and back and feet. I know something worked though as I didn't wake up from coughing fits until I woke up for breakfast.
Is there a certain way to put it on your feet?
Also does anyone know a way during the day to stop coughing and/or coughing fits.
Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Thank you so much for this!
I'm only 12 years old, and i've had a terrible cough and been up till 3am some nights because i can't sleep. When i saw this I went straight downstairs, first my mum thought it was silly but i proved her wrong! It's great and works, it's perfect, im gonna remember it for the rest of my life! Thank you again!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Can't beleive my eyes, I have used this remedy for a headache for years, can't wait to try it out on a cough I've had for a week.

Anonymous said...

Hi, This really works have not coughed in over an hour. What a relief, been coughing for a week.

Anonymous said...

This is out of this world my 7yr has been at the doctors three times in four days the cough was really bad, I will tell you when I seen this I knew it wouldnt work OMG she is fast asleep for the first time.

Anonymous said...

http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/vaporub.asp

Anonymous said...

Bull shit.

Anonymous said...

I have this fucking cough that won't go away it always hits me when I lay down and try to sleep so as soon as I do fall asleep its twice as bad it really blows.. I would love to try ur idea out but there is not one store in my shitty town that is open 24hrs so I have to suffer the rest of tonight and get some tomorrow when there open.. I really hope this works..

Anonymous said...

its 3:30am right now where i live and i cant sleep cuz i cough EVERY FRIGGIN 5 seconds literally, its getting retarded, ive almost coughed so bad till i puke.. i cant get this stuff right now but im gonna try to get it tomorrow, and i REALLY hope it works.. :(

Jeff said...

I really want to try this. I'm laying in bed right now coughing up a storm every 3 seconds I wish I had some vicks to try it. I'll let u know tomorrow if it does thanks for the tip!

Anonymous said...

hi... I'm ching... I have asthma as well as my son...just googling about how to stop coughing... I'm actually trying it right now... it feels different (coz I don't like wearing socks when I'm sleeping) but it does feel good... my cough lessened (after putting vicks minutes ago)... I've been a nurse for more than 10 years and I haven't heard this... I tried medicines... honey stuff.... teas... nothing actually worked... my mom used to put vicks on my back and chest but it only relieved my cough/asthma for few hours.... I'll update u guys if it really works.... I feel better actually... still coughing but not as much... :)

happy happy said...

oh my god ive been coughing all day to the point of being sick. ive even thought about suicide today its been that bad. i read you article and jesus man im cured! ive stopped coughing so far touch wood. thanks people you should get an award or something.

Anonymous said...

Hi..
It's 2:34 am where I am .. I attempted bed around 11
but could not rest due to this coughing every 5min.. Well it's been about 10min since I put the vaporub on my feet and my cough attack hasn't returned since!
What an awesome remedy! Thank u!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ill try anything to stop coughing its already 5:22 I got to be up at 6:00.

Becky said...

This actually does work!
One question: does it work during the day? I'd quite happily wander around college smelling of Vicks if it stopped my cough :P

Anonymous said...

thank you so much 4 the tip.i will sure try it i been at it 4 about a month.gets so bad i throw up alot

Anonymous said...

I've been sick for a week.. I had the usual sore throat leading to the stuffy nose, and to the cough with chest pains. My chest pains have never bothered me before, I was coughing today so much that I got asked to leave the class by the professor today, and I've come to the point of crying because of my chest pains!about an hour gao I tried this vicks remedy and in a matter of minutes I stopped coughing!, the occasinal little cough comes, but I'm so amazed, thank you so much for posting this! I hope to sleep tonight! Thank you!!

Bianca, NJ

Anonymous said...

Hope this helps you . . . It worked for me!! YEAH !! I finally got some sleep !!

This is the first year I have had more than one cold/cough. And that coughing, coughing, coughing would like to kill me. As soon as I lay down at night -- I can't stop coughing. Soooo tired and frustrated, I did a search on Google. Found all the remedies that include honey, garlic, lemon, brandy, etc., but came across Vicks Vaporub on your feet.

In the deep dark reaches of my memory, I seem to remember my NaNa doing this. At this point, I'm ready to try anything. Last night -- I slathered Vicks on the soles of my feet, put on a pair of peds/socks and WHA LA !! I actually slept for a couple+ hours, woke up with a little cough --- slathered more on my feet, put the socks back on -- AAHH back to sleep -- for another couple+ hours -- repeat.

Most people are much better sleepers than I, so you probably won't wake up at all. You can believe that I will always have Vicks on hand. What a blessing . . .

Anonymous said...

i laughed after i read all these comments......being a true doubter have made numerous trip to docs 3 month cough......vics was big when i was young but all the soothsayers bashed it.....well finally desperate and i mean desperate...... slept like a baby....thankyou who ever you are to help strangers...yup it is an awesome thing....stopped coughing in 5 minutes....why???????

Mikey said...

i too am a doubter and am going to try it tonight..... will post back tomorrow

Mikey said...

worked as described :)

Anonymous said...

Was a sceptic but tried this last night and it reduced my cough and I managed to get to sleep! Not sure if it was just in my head but...

I rubbed vicks generously on souls of feet covered with socks and went to bed, didn't experience any uncomfortableness with the vicks on my feet.

Sign In said...

Hi when i read this this reminded me of what my mother did she put warm oil on my socks and I was cough free

mar said...

just wanted to say that this works,,
I have a 7 year old son.. who has always had a cough. we try everthing that others have tryed no luck ,,, I remember my grandmother doing this but never did it till i ws looking .. on how to stop ac cough .. and I rememeber
had to make my son try it..
we also put some on his chest and feet.. and thanks to the person who share this because it does work... to who ever reads this .. try it you have nothing to loose but a good night sleep.

mar said...

just wanted to share this workes
my son is 7 years old he hates to try new things.. but that cough did not let him sleep .. so I talked him into Please trying it and thank god he got some sleep
I aslo put some on his chest and a little on his neck.. as the bottle tells you to try.. and yes... he got the best sleep.. so did we
to who ever reads thsi .. try it.. you have nothing to loose but a good night sleep.

Jane said...

I can't believe it - my daughter has been coughing terribly for the past 2 nights and about half an hour ago was actually sick in her bed due to the cough. So I tried the Vick and within 5 minutes the cough has actually gone completely and she is now sound asleep - FANTASTIC!!! You must try it!

Anonymous said...

I believe that this is a placebo effect. We bought vicks vaporub and i have been trying for half an hour. I thought that it will really work, but it hasn't been working since.

Mialone said...

Hi, I am hoping that this works. From looking at the comments, it has seem to have worked! I am really hoping that it does... Keep your fingers crossed!

www.ytbtravel.com/eileenpeters said...

This works amazing and my heels of my feet have never been so soft!!!!! Ty

Anonymous said...

just bs, heard this shit long ago, gave it a try but didn't worked for me or anybody else I know.

Anonymous said...

my sons & i have been passing a cold around & of course the cough meds haven't stopped the cough so it's nap time & we all 3 are trying this ---- so far it has not completely stopped our coughs but seems to have lessened the severity; the baby is not coughing at all & is currently asleep; the older one (6years) & i are def coughing less although we still have the "tickle"

Anonymous said...

thanks!!! stopped coughing.... definitely works.....

Anonymous said...

sceptic- like everyone else cant stop coughing -have just put it on my feet and will see what happens - nothing to lose

Anonymous said...

just got myself all vixed up....hopefully will stop my bad cough:(

John Kim said...

i am trying it today on my mother.. hopefully it will work:]

Anonymous said...

Been Coughin 4 a week now....Last nite was the worst...coughed till i puked...smh...hope this works....if it does....im passin this down to the grandkids


Love From Brooklyn N.Y

Anonymous said...

I am gonna try this tonight. It actually gave me some comfort reading how many people suffer from bad coughing... thought I was the only one up at 4 in the morning thinking "God how am I gonna get up for work tomorrow?" not to mention how it bothers other people. Pulled muscles in my back and vomitting with it... it's so unpleasant. Hope everyone gets better.

Anonymous said...

hello? What is the VICK VAPOR RUB?
Could you please explain how to do this?

Anonymous said...

my husband is diabetic, has high blood pressure and hi cholesterol
he been coughing for two days, so desperate as i am at 12 midnite on sep. 16, 2010 i came across your sight how to stop coughing in minutes and i did the vicks with the socks while my husband was sleeping thank you soo very much i am now getting ready to finally sleep my husband stopped coughing thank you very very much.

Anonymous said...

I was very skeptical about this, but I figured I had nothing to lose...I've been desperate to stop coughing. IT TOTALLY WORKS! I couldn't believe it! I'm up and awake now, and coughing again, but will repeat it tonight. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I might try this for my cough today. Just a thought...some of you coughing so badly may have whooping cough. It is a very serious disease that can cause horrible coughing for weeks that results in vomiting, passing out, broken ribs, etc. You should go to the doctor to find out and certainly not spread it around. It can be deadly to infants, immune-compromised and the elderly.

Anonymous said...

Hey I just found this blog off google so I'm trying it on my grandma she's been stuck with this cough for a while and hopefully she gets some sleep tonight
Thanks so much and God bless!

Anonymous said...

hi i have been sick for weeks and weeks : \
and i am going to go camping in just 2 days !
i hope this works ! i am going to buy some straight away !!

i'll post again to tell you if it works
ciaoo ciaoo (:

anonymous

2DIE said...

Ive had a cough for 2 months, cant got more than 5 mins without coughing the whole time and sometimes coughing fits up to 10 mins long, recently ive been coughing so much its started to make me throw up.

Ill give it a try but after already spending about $300 on about 10 different things at the pharmacy nothing yet works to stop it, not even a little

Anonymous said...

i assumed this wouldn't work and assumed that all the comments were like three people who were bored so kept writing the same thing...but...it actually does work and i couldn't believe it. I didn't have any Vicks, so I used Tiger Balm, and it was really effective. I'm prone to bronchitis and one of the worst things is that it's a spiral of coughing, not getting sleep, so feeling worse and getting more run down so coughing more. But last night I got 7 hours full sleep....that really is pretty impressive!!! Used tiger balm all over my feet and on my chest and within about 5 minutes my cough was much much better and allowed me to sleep right on through til 7am this morning (haven't been able to stop since then tho!). Scepticism has its place, but this is simple and easy and definitely worth giving it a go.

I don't think it's a placebo, actually, I think maybe it is partly to do with reflexology and partly to do with the heat that your feet give off making some sort of heat cloud which you then breathe in all night (clean feet best haha).
Thanks so much, I'll be doing this every night whilst I have this cough and will spread the word to non-believers!!

Anonymous said...

i will be trying this today
it has been stopping me from going to school camp >:|
but if im better cough free ( at least get some sleep )
i can go :D
but first i need to try it..................
quite unbelieveble at the moment
seems like a dang prank

Anonymous said...

This really worksss! can't believe it and i threw up from coughing so much. Good thing for this remedy. Thanks!

Robert said...

Our 2 year old daughter is still up at midnight with a cough. We are trying this right now. Let's see if it really works...

Anonymous said...

That shit did not work!!!!!! Just made my feet burn!:(

Anonymous said...

Omg I'm only 12 i have school tomorrow I was up with a terrible cough. I put some vicks vapo rub on my feet and it worked! Going to do this whenever I have a cough.

Anonymous said...

this did not work at all. still coughing just as much, if not more.

Anonymous said...

hi!!thank you so much...any cure for breathlessness?

sparky said...

This is for the people who, like me, have tried it to no avail. I read on another website that it, for whatever reason, only works on certain types of the more common-simpler infections. I had a very bad viral/fungal infection that to date has lasted 53 days to date and not even codeine syrup has worked on me. The cough is just lessening on it's own sweet time. Also a word to the wise about antibiotics, please do not take them if you have a viral infection. They only help bacterial and some other types of infections. Please go to a homeopathic doctor to see which kind of virus you have before you take anything. Plus, they are generally cheaper than going to a regular doc. If you take anti's for a viral infection, you have about a 99% chance of making the situation worse. The virus can mutate and come back stronger causing a second infection and also cause full body Candida (yeast infection). I know this because that's what happened to me.
Alternative Doc's can test you for the right supplement just for you. The one's I was given started working within a few days!!!Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

doesn't work

Shahzabe Aamir said...

Hi, for about a week my mom has this terrible cough and we are out of vicks so were going tommorow and i'll tell you if it worked or not.[FINGERS CROSSED]

Anonymous said...

I would have said this was mental, and think it's probably some placebo effect, however after coughing every three seconds for the last week and trying every medicine I can find, I did this last night and today the cough is a mild tickle! Weird

KryddlePea said...

Thank you! I was about ready to get someone to knock me out but after doing this I am still letting out the odd cough but nothing at all like what it was. I might actually be able to sleep now.

Anonymous said...

It does nothing at all.

Amberia said...

Hi, my name is AMBERIA and I didn't try this at night b/c it's actually day time and I have had this cough all week and nothing helped. But I'm here to tell you it worked awesomely! Day or night doesn't matter as long as u can stand the smell during the day while your running around:-) Thank you so much:-) Your a life saver!!!

Anonymous said...

I've had a serious lung infection for the past 3 weeks. I have severe coughing bouts, and EXCRUCIATING pain when I cough. I was so desperate! Nothing was working, until I found this site. I thought it sounded silly, and it is messy, but I tried it. It's working better than anything to suppress my cough and give my ribs, lungs, and chest a break. Thank you!

Revan Gabriel said...

Id this shit for real yo?

Anonymous said...

OMG - Read the blog tried it .... It worked !

daza said...

Hi, amazing........ My wife is sound asleep! After trawling
the web at 4 am I found this page! No Chance....
So I thought! But surely enough, it's like ronseal......
Does what it says ont tin!!!!!! Thank you :)

daza said...

Hi, amazing piece of technology, my wife is sound
Asleep after trying this out........ It works like a dream
After rooting through the cupboards franticly like
In the hope that we had some, I applied with a shovel
And threw the socks on, Job done!!!!!! Sleep me thinks
Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

Worked for me last night. Still don't know if it's a placebo or what, or whether or not some of these other comments are real, but truth is I got 7 good hours of sleep last night that I didn't get the night before. Maybe it doesn't work for all, but it damn helped me. Awesome stuff.

Anonymous said...

this is nuts! it really does work!

Anonymous said...

My 5 year old was up coughing until 3:30 a.m. last night. Usually a little vicks on her chest and neck calms her cough but not last night. Tonight she started coughing again and I had her drink some water and gave her some Delsym and then rubbed the vicks on her chest, neck and back (it is the cream version so non-irritating). Three hours later and she waas still coughing non-stop. So while my husband held her and patted her little back, I decided to google and stumbled on to this site. I read it to my husband and he said, "well it can't hurt" and so he rubbed the vicks on her little feet and put socks on her. She had two coughs within the first 5 minutes but not a single cough since and it has officially been 30 minutes since my husband put the vicks on her feet. She is also sound asleep! I would never have believed it if I hadn't tried it myself. I'm so glad this has worked for my daughter.

Nitro said...

I tried this last night, but woke up at least 5 times with coughing fits, which is about average for me. I don't think it works for me with this cold, but I will try again tonight. I did sleep very soundly when I wasn't coughing, however.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I tried this and I have not coughed for the past 10 minutes! So worth it! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! from Sydney Australia I came across your advice on the website at a desperate hour of 3am this morning and tried what seemed like a wacky idea at the time and couldn't believe that it actually worked!!! THANKS!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm only 11 but I was up until 2:00 am last night coughing nonstop. This didn't give me full relief, but instead of coughing every five seconds, its only a light cough every minute or so. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

I hope this works for me because everyone in my house is beginning to get really annoyed.

Anonymous said...

well i had some blair vapor salve, and am trying it, did not see anyone on here talk of wheezing with their cough, as i am doing so far still wheezing, asthma inhalers did not help, this is soothing me and seems to be doing some better but not out of the woods yet on the wheezing. But i would have tried anything was fixing to just go to the er when i found this, hoping to put that off if i can.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying this tonight and cannot wait. All my life when I get a cold the coughs goes on and on and on. Will let you know if it works.

Anonymous said...

It worked! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Worked for about 5 minutes, then it stopped working. It definitely had a real effect on me (so it is not just a placebo), just not enough somehow. Worth a shot if you can't get rid of a cough.

Jane said...

I bet it's a mental thing. My brother coughs like he's trying to hack out a lung, and wakes up in the middle of the night just to come outside and cough and hack and gag himself, and he just has a normal cold. :| For some people, they think they have to cough constantly. Probably they're just tricking their mind into stop coughing so much. Who knows though.

Anonymous said...

I tried it and it worked for a short time like one other said but didn't help for long. coughing so much the ribs and stomach hurt so much

Anonymous said...

Oh, and indeed, my GOD! This actually worked! I'm bloody speechless for the first time in my life! I've been coughing for the past 4 hours constantly, coughing that hard that I've been turning my own stoamch and have come close to chucking my ring up a few times, so came across this little gem after searching google. Only difference is, we had no Vicks so had to use Olbas Oil which worked a wee treat!! Word of warning though, make sure ye've washed all the excess oil/rub off your hands...I put my hand down my naggs to adjust the family jewels and now my ballbags feel like they're either burning or just really cold! Sooooo uncomfortable :-S

Anonymous said...

It def did not work. In fact, all it did was make my socks smell like vaporub.

Anonymous said...

It definitely did not work for me, unless you count coughing every minute instead of every few seconds. Still awake at 6am; never did sleep; can't stop coughing!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely works!!! Thanks so much! My girlfriend could not stop coughing even after theraflu cold n cough nighttime and the chloraseptic spray! Ran to walgreens and got her some vaporub, rubbed it on her feet, and put on some socks. The coughing ceased almost immediately and she went right to sleep! Thanks again #lifesaver

Anonymous said...

I am trying this out on my 8 yr old right now she has been coughing for the last 2 hours non stop. Will let you guys know if it works.....

Anonymous said...

I dont believe this she has gone straight to bed - sound asleep!!!

Anonymous said...

I am going to try this tonight and I can't wait. I Really HOPE IT WORKS on Me.I am having a cough for a few days now and it has Worsened today.I was taking a lot of medicines (one syrup and two tablets twice a day). I am annoyed by myself,and my parents are annoyed and very worried.
I'm not used to wear socks,but I'm desperate to try it out.

Mana said...

Holy shit this is the longest thread ive ever seen... If nothing else, at least i had something to read for ten minutes, while up in the middle of the nite from stupid cough!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
This is Susan from Australia. I recently heard of this and tried it last night. I didn't know that you had to put socks on though. However it did work, it's unbelievable!! I will be trying it again tonight with the socks on. I wish I knew this earlier for my daughter.I spent heaps of money at the chemist and still nothing much seemed to work. Although I must say the vaporiser was of some help.
Thankyou so much it's amazing.

Anonymous said...

Thi is jay. I have the most naggingdeep cough right now. I really hope this works. I just tried this remedy. I will post the results in 5 mins.

Tiggerbiggo said...

OMFingG!!! This actually works! Been coughing for 3 days straight, tried everything, from lemon and honey to drinking salt water. Nothing has worked for more than 5 mins, but as soon as the rub goes on, it's sweet dreams all the way!!! Thank you sooooooo much!!! I will definitely tell this 2 my ma an pa. Thxxxx! ZzZzzZzzZZz...

Anonymous said...

hi i think hot soup works very good

Anonymous said...

I have a terrible dry cough from bronchial asthma and its gotten to the point where my head hurts my chest hurts my whole body hurts from coughing so much, so I am going to try this pleaassse let it work, wish me luck

Anonymous said...

Tried this last night... not sure whether it was a coincidence, but I seemed to be coughing a lot less. Was still coughing though, and it was weird, like, I had the urge to cough, I felt like I needed to cough, but I wasn't.
Either way, it was better than being up half of the night almost coughing until I threw up. Going to try it again tonight... does it work during the day? Haha.

Anonymous said...

Thank you from south africa this works great!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've been doing it for years it's the only thing that helped my 4 year old daughter... It works wonders

Mom from Florida said...

I work in pharmacy and have tried everything over the counter I can think of including giving my 6 yr old breathing treatments...used all the tricks in the book...sitting here letting her lean on me to get some sleep and was coughing every 5 seconds....not a complete cure but has reduced it...was there an amount u were supposed to use? Hopefullly something helps this poor girl needs some good rest!

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm trying this right now, Iv had the box on for 45 minutes now and it has not worked at all :(
Oh I'm 19 btw

Anonymous said...

Husband has coughed for last seven weeks. Had codeine and antibiotics X-rays sputum tests came back clear nothing works. Tried this ten minutes ago on him he thought I was mad - guess what he had to eat his words silence is golden- it's 3.12am now I might get some sleep after weeks of his coughing!!!!

Anonymous said...

No idea why this works, but it did. And it also happens to feel really relaxing. Now I'm about to go and FINALLY get some sleep.

Anonymous said...

Well i try it it works. will try next night. Thankyou.

Julie said...

3am this morning I found your post and did the Vicks and yes slept soundly for 4 hours - I would love to now why it works? Thankyou Julie

Anonymous said...

its doesnt work

Tara said...

My five year old had a persistant cough that wouldn't let her sleep. She was coughing to the point of getting sick. I had tried everything allergy and cold medicine, cough drops, throat spray and finally decided to search google for rememdies. I saw this site and remembered that I had used it before when she was younger and it worked everytime. Again this crazy rememdy helped my daughter and the rest of the house get some rest. Her coughing soon stopped and everyone was back to sleep! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Its so amazing I tried it and it worked straight away :) now hopefully I can get some sleep before waking up for christams :D

Anonymous said...

I tried it and it didn't work. I've been coughing for over a week and need something to help! I tried hoping this would be the magic trick. It wasn't. I wish I had the same luck you all have had.

Anonymous said...

It's working!!!!! I can't believe it!!

Anonymous said...

Omg I have had a cold for two weeks..sore throat..stuffy nose...sinus pressure..and bad cough...also I have pink eye...its been hell...finally go to doctor...get antibiotic and other prescriptions...cough felt like it got worse...coughing constantly..sometimes so hard I throw up...found this forum..got up tried it and now I'm laying in bed writing this cause I'm not coughing.....thank you so much....it works!!

Anonymous said...

I'm going 2 try it,please work!

Anonymous said...

big dick 3===D <3

Anonymous said...

I have a deep cough right now from Bronchitis and this method reduced my cough by at least 50%. Thanks, I might be able to sleep tonight.

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend has tried everything in the world to get himself to stop coughing, nothing has worked. When I searched up how to stop a cough this came up. Well thank god because as soon as he put the vicks on his feet and put socks on the coughing stopped!!! It was insane how quickly it happened. It sounds crazy but it works!!!

Anonymous said...

Well after reading all these comments I have to give it a go!

Athan@How to Stop a Cough said...

For a “barky” cough, a hot / warm shower can help on how to stop coughing. Turn on the hot water in the shower in your bathroom and close the door so the room will steam up. Then, sit in the bathroom for 20 minutes. The vapor should help you breathe clearer.

Anonymous said...

I have been coughing for about 8 weeks now. I have tried all kinds of medicines, Nothing has work so far. My cough is so bad it makes my chest and stomach hurt. I am willing to tried this so I can get some sleep.

I put the vicks on at 2:04am and it is now 2:40am. I have cough once since then. Getting ready to go to bed now as I feel I can now get some sleep.

Thanks for the great tip!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't believe but it works!! God will reward you for sharing this with all in need.

Anonymous said...

Good work mate. I tried it and it worked great on my 3 year old! Your a champ!

Anonymous said...

I'm 36 years old. Had very bad cough for a week and sore throat. Tried this last night and it WORKS!!!!!

It didn't work when I am in a sitting position. But the moment I lay down, it stopped after 10 mins and I did not cough till I woke up.

AMAZING! God Blessed!

Anonymous said...

Amazing, my daughter(2.5 yrs) was coughing 25-30/min in spite of medicines..

Once I applied the suggested Vicks Mantara.. She is asleep in 10 mins..

Information is wealth .. please share across..

Anonymous said...

My three yr old had a cough that wouldnt go away tried this and OMG!!!!! This really does work... She's sound asleep... It only took maybe five mins!!!!! Thanks your a life saver...

Anonymous said...

My 10 year old was driving me up the wall between 1 and 4am. Googled how to stop excessive and came to this thread. Tried it and within 5 minutes he had stopped. I am tired this morning but at least I got a couple of hours sleep.

Mrs JD said...

No kidding... it works. I had heard it before but sceptical but DESPERATE with my 6 year old coughing herself to puking and crying cause her throat was hurting. She doesn't understand enough to have a placebo effect... so I do not believe that is the case here... if it were then the cough meds would have worked hours ago because she "believed" they would. BTW, this cough is allergy related and possible reflux related as well. Not sure if (like stated before) the type of infection/cough makes a difference in it's effectiveness.

Pumpkinette said...

I found this post at 3am this morning after searching google for help to stop my cough that was keeping myself and everyone else in the house awake. II decided to give it a go. After a 15 minute search I could only find the mild vapor rub designed for babies, I put loads on my feet put socks on. I had a couple of little coughs but that was it, I finally got a good nights sleep. I will be using this every time I get a night time cough. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I have been coughing nonstop for the last 2 days. Im meeting this guy I like to go over review for bio test and didn't want to be coughing all the time. I tried Nyquil last night and it did not work. In the middle of the night while coughing my mom came and told me to put some vapor rub, I put it around my alas and I did feel better but eventually it went away then I tried putting it on my throat thinking that should work better but it didnt and now that I tried it on my ft it worked! at first I was still coughing a bit and right now as I type I cought once in a while but compared to before this is a relief !:D Im taking the vaporub with me to school just in case XD thank you so much:)

Anonymous said...

Desperate. I've been sick for weeks. Tired of coughing until I'm gagging or dang near peeing myself. Trying this. Will update with if it worked or not.

-C

Anonymous said...

2:13am did as instructed
2:15am coughed twice
2:17am tickle still present in throat, wanting to cough but not letting myself
2:18am coughed four times, deeply
2:44am still coughing. I'm sad this didn't work for me, it was so simple it would have been a miracle!

-C

Anonymous said...

hi!my name's Kendall and I'm 9 and I've been out of school all week because of a stupid cough.not cool.when I get a cough I have it for a llllllllooooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggggggg time.we've tried every kind of medicine
















(literly) and it didn't help.my dad got online and found out an amazing idea.we did this VICKS.i found out it was working in 5 minutes.THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi from England!..had to post my findings as Im so amazed it actually worked for me!! I didnt believe it would if Im honest, but Im sufferung with a bad back as well as a nightime cough, so coughing keeping me awake all night is not just my only problem..It hurts my back too! I am so tired I had to try it just for the hell of it...and it worked! I coughed a couple of times and went to sleep quite quickly. Although I did wake during the night ( I always stir as Im a light sleeper) I may have coughed a token once or twice, but went back to sleep. I havent had that luxury for 3 mights solid. For all you sceptics like me out there, give it a go! What do you have to lose??

Anonymous said...

really? really? are you kidding? you re having a laugh!!!
this obviously wont work and I wouldnt even suggest for anyone to try!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing this works. My girlfriend has been on medication for 3 freaking days and still her coughs were driving her mad. I saw and read this article and bloggers and let me tell you that it does work. Try it please. It does work. Maybe its not for everyone but let me tell u that it WORKS. Thank to the person or people who shated this with us...Cheers

Anonymous said...

This does actually work!!! HOWEVER it only worked for an hour or so :'( i am now back to being wide awake with a hacking cough :'(

Anonymous said...

I got this horrible cough after the flu. I could only get a few winks at night. I need sleep so bad, that I can't even go to work! This sounds crazy to me. I can't see how it could work. But I am going to give it a try.

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm trying it at the moment... I'm not too sure how it's going. I seem to be coughing less, as apposed to every few seconds as I was before... but I'm still coughing. Especially when I feel the tickle in my throat.

I'm also Asthmatic and have had a cold/flu for a few days, in case this is relevant to anyone.

Anonymous said...

TRY HOT TEA WITH HONEY AND
SQUIRT SOME LEMON JUICE IN IT.
ADD A BIT OF WHISKEY IF YOU WISH.
THIS WILL REDUCE THE TICKLE

WHEN IN A SHOWER.. COUPLE YOUR
HANDS AND SUCK IN THE HOT STEAM
A SAUNA WORKS BETTER OBVIOUSLY.

I SIP A SWIG OF STRAIGHT WHISKEY
TO REDUCE THE TICKLE IN THE THROAT.

AN OLD BRITISH REMEDY.
SUCK IN THE FUMES FROM VERY HOT WATER THAT HAS FRAIRS BALSAM IN IT.
BUY FRIARS BALSAM AT THE DRUG STORE.
COVER YOUR HEAD WITH A TOWEL TO
INHALE THE FUMES.
HOPE THIS HELPS.

Anonymous said...

I See That Many People Say It Works But I Keep Coughing Well Not As Much As I Did But It Kinda Helped Me Thx To Hoever Made This Idea! :)

Alison Moore Smith said...

Just found this when looking for help with two kids (8 and 14) with persistent cough. It's Sunday and I really don't want to take them to the ER!

Tried this 45 minutes ago. No difference at all.

Making 100% claims is something no medical journal would do, so perhaps qualify this post a bit. It does NOT work 100% of the time. Wish it did!

Anonymous said...

It reduced my cough by 95%!! I'm happy!

cough said...

Some fantastic advice. I dont think there is a 100% way to get rid of a cough but it certainly helps

Anonymous said...

I have been coughing all night into this morning. I've tried tea, cough medicine, hot showers, and even vapor rub on my chest and none of it worked. I have really bad hay fever and asthma and I was simply miserable. I got desperate and googled "how to stop a cough", found this page and eagerly slathered vics on my feet! I've coughed maybe only three times in the last hour, and its getting better. Thank you soo much!! God bless

Anonymous said...

Hey im sorry but that vicks thing didnt work an me and im still coughing

Anonymous said...

OMG! it really worked! I just did it like right now, I stopped coughing! Thanks you so much for sharing this, now I can sleep :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks This totally works My Mom hasent cough yet.!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't work!

Anonymous said...

Wow my son coughs less now! I didn't have Vick's in my med box so I mixed tea tree oil into Vaseline and hoped it would do the same. Anything on the bottom of the feet will be absorbed, and pull out the gunks from the body according to the Chinese medicine, so maybe that's the connection and reasoning behind it.. As for me anything will do as long as his prolonged cough stops so that we can all get some sleep! Thankyou for posting it, and for those who found this ineffective, I hope something else helps you...

Anonymous said...

My mom & dad have both been sick for about a week & a half now. Both of them have this uncontrollable cough when they are going to sleep. THIS WORKS! almost instantly!

Anonymous said...

Hi. came across your website last night. Have been coughing non-stop for three days and nights. on meds from doctor but cough so bad i had been throwing up cough medicine, steroids, hot whiskey etc. After getting some Vicks from my nephew, I applied it generously to both feet and covered them up with socks. I slept for an hour and did have a cough for couple of minutes. Being asthmatic, this was not unusual. after that one coughing outburst, I slept sound til 8.30am. It really, really works. THANK YOU for sharing this post!!!

Anonymous said...

It worked but still have a little caugh.

Anonymous said...

Thankyouu so much! Just tried this on my mum, after trying a gazzilion other remedies! Result: she hasnt coughed for around half an hour now.. this actually works!

Anonymous said...

I have nasal drip and this has not worked at all. In fact it has kept me up all night with burning feet. This is definetly a mind thing. The only thing that did stop my coughing has been coughing the flem up and blowing my nose.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, it does help, maybe psychologically or physically but it did help soothe the discomfort, thanks very much,
Inder

Noosha haldanes said...

Thank you thank you thank you.
My three year olds been coughing all night and all today until about five minutes ago. I tried everything , cough syrup, honey and lemon, cough drops and give arm water. The poor little mans exhausted and I felt so very helpless. So I googled how to stop coughing and came across this blog. And I rubbed eucalistus balm on his feet and put socks in and viola he's stopped coughing and is fast asleep. I just cannot thank you enough for sharing this awesome tip.
One very happy mum

Anonymous said...

this works like magic... awesome.. Thanks a lot for posting it online..

Anonymous said...

Hi, I tried and it does work but only at night. How about day in the office? It didnt stop in the day..

Gary Davis said...

Doubt is one thing, but to write "bullshit" because (a) you don't believe it or (b) it didn't work for you is just plain ignorance.

I have a Ph.D. in mathematics - I do not believe I am either stupid or gullible. My wife has been coughing for 8 days with very little sleep. She has seen a doctor at urgent-care twice. She was prescribed codeine cough syrup and told to use Mucinex DM as well as have hot steamy showers and drink tea. This did not work.

I found this article and told her. She agreed to try it. She coughed a little for about 10 minutes then fell asleep for over 5 hours - the first solid sleep in over a week.

Something is working, and it's not placebo.

I'm guessing- just guessing- that there are nerves from our chest area to our feet, and the Vicks + socks quietens those nerve endings and suppresses the cough. As I say, just a guess.

Anonymous said...

I have been coughing almost non stop for 3 weeks now. The coughing got so bad and painful that now even a slight cough makes my head swell after 10 seconds of the cough and feels like a massive headache that I am afraid my brain arteries may rupture. The headache lasts about a full minute of intense cranial pressure and then slowly starts to fade out to feeling normal. I never experienced this kind of head pain in all of my 61 years. I have tried all known remedies, even sat on a wet rock on a full moon and croaked 14 times. I came across this Vicks thing after searching on-line on cough stop. I live across the street from a pharmacy and I said to myself that this is the last ridiculous thing I will do in my life. I am a skeptic on all things not proven like UFO's, eternal life, heaven-hell, honest politicians etc. So I bought the blue and green can and swore that if it did work even to the slightest, I would have my grandaughter name her next child Victor or Victoria. It is now going on 2 hours without a single cough. I'm NOT F%$*@N KIDDING. This S#*T WORKS !

Anonymous said...

I have coughed so much that I have had no sleep for a week now & I'm exhausted! Just stumbled across this & am amazed that posts are still coming through after 3 years! This is one I must try tonight. will let u know how I get on...

Anonymous said...

This is fabulous! My 6 yr old has been coughing her head off at night and shes not getting sleep and neither are we. I got up at midnight from her coughing again and "Googled" how to get rid of a cough...........this popped up! OMGOSH I put this on her feet put warm socks on and NO MORE COUGHING, NOT ONE TIME! I love not giving her cough medicine with her being so young and being able to do this with absolutely no side affects. THANK YOU, THANK YOU <3

Anonymous said...

I'm at my wits end. My 4 year old daughter went to bed st 7:00pm and it is now 11:55 pm and she has not stopped coughing. I have tried everything from cough medicine to humidifier to Vicks on the chest, but not on the feet. I have just put it on her feet with socks. Fingers crossed it works!!! I have to go to work in 5 1/2 hours!!!

Anonymous said...

How the heck does it work? Just weird science?

WL Framing & Art said...

Thanks for your shared. I will try this out... but i believed its work.
btw, i already cough continuously for 3 night.. cant sleep... i hope i can sleep best tonight

Sri said...

Hi
I've been coughing for a month. Tried so many things but didn't work. I'm trying this now. Really hope it's work for me

Rebecca said...

So glad that I found this piece if advice. Haven't been able to stop coughing for days. Just put some on about 20 minutes ago and it's helped so much. I'm still coughing every once in a while but not nearly half as much as before. Thank you so much for posting, You're a life saver!!!

Anonymous said...

I have been coughing and coughing and coughing around the clock for months. Truthfully, years, on and off! Asthmatic for many years. Might have a little break. A week or two, maybe. Then it starts up again. I am sick of cough drops, cough medicines, dangerous steroids (which stop the cough but only temporarily), and doctors who have no proven and tested answers except to write up more prescriptions that they know don't work! You know how I know that they actually know it doesn't work? Because we're back in their clinics about two or three times a month for the same reason - COUGHING!

At 6:50 a.m. I applied Vicks on the soles of my feet and put on socks, as instructed. At 7:04, I coughed twice. At 7:38, I coughed 3 times. They were little coughs, I must say, not the kind that make me feel I am choking up. About 30 minutes ago, at 8:00, I had to make a run out. The AC in car was cold and directed at me. A few coughs, all in a row until I turned it down. Got home, I ate breakfast,so busy, didn't drink anything, coughed again. Mucus in throat loosened up, able to cough it out. This tells me, I need to keep hydrated, stay out of direct AC that dries out my throat fast AND do the Vicks thing whenever I start coughing like before. Perfect, NO! But a HUGE difference for me, a chronic cougher, an asthmatic with sinusitis and allergies!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!! It's a life saver tip! I was coughing so badly that I couldn't fall asleep and my lung was hurting...finally I went online yesterday and search "how to stop coughing" and found your page. I have a tub of vapour rub but it's not Vick's at home. I tried after a hot shower and I had a peaceful sleep last nite! I woke up this morning still having minor cough but it's 90% better than before. I put some on again this morning and my cough is almost completely gone now! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your sharing!

Anonymous said...

this is definitely not a placebo effect, about 20 minutes ago my wife was still coughing in her sleep every 30 seconds, and I tried this method and it worked! she did not even notice that I'm applying Vicks on her feet and helping her to wear a sock because she was too tired after coughing since 1am until now 5am. it is 530am now ;) no more coughing. thanks god and thank you so much!!!! I love my wife so much and I feel so helpless everytime when I hear her coughing ;(

Anonymous said...

I googled 'how to stop a cough' saw the Vicks trick and, even though I didn't have Vicks, I had a cheaper no name brand.
Tried it and am happy to report, no coughing!

Anonymous said...

My son is 26 and has a really bad cough. He laughed when I told him this. But he has done it for 3 nights and one day. Its amazing. It really does work.

Anonymous said...

After my son used this (above) I had to do it for myself. Worked for me too.

Anonymous said...

Its amazing! My 4 yr old daughter has asthma so when she starts to cough her asthma & everything triggers so I had 2 try something quick so I wouldn't end up sitting in the hospital & I stumble across this remedy on the web. I rubbed a generous amount on the bottom of my daughters feet & timed it 2 c if she would stop coughing in 5 mins... Well she didnt stop coughing in 5 but she stopped in 7 mins so thats what I do now 2 stop the caugh.

Anonymous said...

I've been coughing soooo badly every 2 seconds. I tried it and in a few minutes it was gone!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank u for posting this! I was up til 2:30am coughing. This took away 90% of my cough n I went right to sleep!

Jennifer Velazquez said...

this is not true unfortunately and there is no evidence conducted that this works. my daughter is 15 and has asthma and often sinus drip and a persistent cough will lead her to asthma. i wish this was true I tried it despite the lack of evidence and it did not work. Although, we love vicks my mom always used it and on the chest it is nice and offers a little soothing for stuffed noses.

Anonymous said...

Wow this does work I was coughing all night long and I put the vicks on my feet and covered them with socks and stops coughing in minutes Thanks Vicks is the answer to cold and flu problems

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I have been cough for few weeks and unable to sleep for weeks. This really works and i just wake up after a few hours sleep. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

i just did it for my 7 year old and shes out like a light and no cough 100 % worked

Anonymous said...

I've just tried with my boyfriend who was going nuts with his cough until about half an hour ago when we tried this (no vicks so olbas oil)...now sound asleep after a few more coughs! Nice one....thank you =)

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH I'm doing this tonight this cough i have had well beacuse I'm sik, but still this cough I have is so annoying, I wanna Hit the wall, I'm so excited to try this when I ge thome, Thankyou soo much for the tip.

cake said...

i am coughing everyday non-stop. ive had medicine but still coughing really dry, cant hardly sleep... will try this now. hope it works for me...

Anonymous said...

I have tried every little piece of advice I could find on the internet to stop this dreadful cough. I am sitting awake at 1:45 a.m. with Vicks on my feet and on my chest and still coughing my head off. :(

Anonymous said...

Thank u so much worked for me. Was up after every 2 hrs n repeating the process. But atleast i got some sleep after 3 days. God bless u

Anonymous said...

it didnt work for me !

Anonymous said...

It doesn't work about 80% of the time in my house :( I still have got my 3 year old lathered up with vicks on her chest, back, neck and the soles of her feet with socks. I think it is a placebo thing more than an actuall 'cure'

Tiffany Jane said...

Hi...I have no Vicks in the house atm but I do have Tiger Balm....have just put it on...will see how I go. Have been coughing for a couple of weeks due to asthma and flu and of course worst time is 2am. Will let you know if it did the trick.

Tiffany Jane said...

Ok...I was going to just allow myself to fall asleep....but I thought I owed it to anyone reading these comments to say that...I don't know how or why....but it is working! Not even Vicks but Tiger Balm. I still have a little tickle but even then, if it makes me cough it's just a slight one and doesn't lead into a hacking fit.I'm looking forward to some hours cough-free sleep now. Thank you so much for this tip! I will remember it forever!!

Tiffany Jane said...

And last but not least....it's now morning and I can honestly say I slept for hours without coughing. My cough is starting to come back this morning, so I will try it on my feet all day and see how I go. Amazing. I don't know if you just have to be lucky....or if it only works for certain coughs...and I'm sorry for the people it didn't work for...but that doesn't mean it's a false idea at all. And I also don't think it was in my mind, because to be honest....I doubted it would work for me, being asthmatic and all :) Give it a go...you have nothing to lose except your cough :)

Tyjj said...

Just tried this on my 5 y/o daughter. It's only been 4 minutes... 11:21pm - It works. I can't believe I forgot about this method. Thank you so much for posting this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this tip.. Have a bad chest infection and couldn't get to sleep on prescribed tablets and then found this thank god hopefully will get some shut eye now ;)

Anonymous said...

It really works !!!!

Anonymous said...

Seems to be working for me, yay! Cough-free for the first time in ages...zzzzzz

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