Slather your feet in VapoRub to stop coughs. Origin: North America. Goodness knows how this was discovered, but many families swear that covering the soles of oneâ€™s feet with Vickâ€™s VapoRub and then a heavy pair of socks will cure nighttime coughs. This remedy isnâ€™t officially endorsed by Vickâ€™s, but it is used widely in North America and said to be very effective.
On a slightly more morbid note, I was once told by a nurse to put a little bit of this stuff in your nostrils before visiting a patient that has an odor issue.Â I shared that with a friend and he informed me he does this all the time when he has diaper duty.