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VICKS VapoRub - INTERESTING
During 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 who discovered it aren't sure why. To stop night time coughing in a child (or adult as we found out personally), put Vicks VapoRub generously on the soles of your feet, cover with socks, and the heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. 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
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 chemicals in them This method of using Vicks VapoRub on the soles of the feet was found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bed time. In addition it seems 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%! She said that it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her, coughing stopped in a few minutes.So she went from; every few seconds uncontrollable coughing, she slept cough-free for hours every night she used it.
If you have grandchildren, pass this on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be amazed at how it works.
DON'T SHUN THIS ONE.. TRY IT THE NEXT TIME YOU GET A BAD COLD. THE ONLY THING YOU CAN LOSE IS YOUR COUGH..

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Re: Vicks VapoRub
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 01:02:05 PM »
Interesting! I am going to copy this one.
The neat thing about Vicks is it is cheap and it does seemt to be soothing on anyone I have
used it on...
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 01:08:55 PM »
Will be good to have in our Survival supplies also

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010, 05:38:59 PM »
Re Vicks on soles:

Good idea!  In fact, I already put some on two points of each sole every day.

One point is behind the middle toe, in the crease between the humps.  That is called "The Wellsprings of Life" in the book Energy Medicine by Donna Eden.  A Reflexology map of feet shows that as in the lungs area (I think).  http://solework.wordpress.com/2007/04/11/reflexology-2/

The other point is in the middle of the pad of the big toe, which is where the Pituitary gland has its' nerve ending.  The Pituitary secretes growth hormone (HGH).

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 03:31:32 PM »
I've heard this works too.  What also helps me is at the absolute first sign of a sore throat, I drink hot tea.  (It doesn't have to have honey in it as many believe).  It works all the time!  Vicks is already on my survival list, tea too.  But also, just basic good old Petroleum Jelly.  It helps with very dry skin, chapped lips and even wounds.

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Vicks Vapor Rub - keep lots of it in your survival medicine supplies
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2015, 01:50:08 PM »
Years ago, former MOD noproblemo 2 had started a topic on the uses of Vicks's Vapo Rub. Included in that Topic, Global Moderator Jimfarmer posted a use for the Vick's Vapo Rub on the soles of the feet..
I thought it would be good to have a new Topic for various uses of Vicks incorporating the old posts. I'm going to merge two topics together.
Here is a You Tube video, with over 4 million views, over ten minutes long but if you want to fast forward to the uses it is at 3:40 video is posted by actor-director Juliana Harkavy -  The Walking Dead, Dolphin Tale 1&2,  Last Shift


Surprising Uses for Vicks Vapor Rub 10:59  4,983,650 views

video link: https://youtu.be/NM4mmIevdNc

Published on Jan 14, 2013
There are so many amazing ways to use this very common, inexpensive product!
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2018, 01:22:28 AM »
Neurobiologists MacKinnon and Bean discovered that stimulating sensory nerves in the mouth, throat and stomach could affect the spinal cord and abruptly stop muscle cramps. What if sensory nerves in the soles of the feet respond to stimulation with Vicks VapoRub by calming a nighttime cough? Remember that the cough center is right next to the spinal cord. If the sensory nerves in the soles of the feet stimulate the spinal cord, they might be able to interrupt the cough cycle.

https://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2016/10/10/can-science-explain-why-vicks-on-the-feet-calms-a-cough/

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Re: Vicks Vapor Rub - keep lots of it in your survival medicine supplies
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2018, 02:10:06 PM »
Barb, I agree that it is one of the most important prepping supplies, and it would have to be on my top 20 list as well. 

Because of the menthol content, swallowing it would not be good for the liver, but am aware that some folks use it around the pharynx while a sore throat is at its worst.  Perhaps that limited use of it on rare occasions would do little harm.  Interesting that it can be used on soles of the feet!  :)


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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2018, 08:25:38 PM »
Barb, I agree that it is one of the most important prepping supplies, and it would have to be on my top 20 list as well. 

Because of the menthol content, swallowing it would not be good for the liver, but am aware that some folks use it around the pharynx while a sore throat is at its worst.  Perhaps that limited use of it on rare occasions would do little harm.  Interesting that it can be used on soles of the feet!  :)

Thanks for the info...I have never used it internally like that... good to know.
I do put it on the outside of my nostrils and quite a lot of throat and chest...
I put it on the spots where I had skin cancer takien off (squamous not the worst kind) anyway it seems to keep the spots from coming back...

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Re: Vicks Vapor Rub - keep lots of it in your survival medicine supplies
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2019, 03:05:53 AM »
Kimi Gaines @kimijo posted in Pet Corner
May 11, 2013
12 Uses for Vicks Vapor Rub

Twelve Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub
1. Decongest Your Chest
The most common use of Vicks is to decongest your chest and throat area. When applied to the upper chest, it provides excellent relief of cough and congestion symptoms.

2. On Your Tootsies
Applying Vicks to your feet provides nighttime cough relief. Generously rub VapoRub all over your feet and cover them with socks. Your cough will subside.

3. Achy Breaky Muscles
Vicks relieves sore, overworked muscles. It increases circulation and provides almost instant aid. Use a generous portion and apply it over the aching area.

4. Get Rid of Nasty Nail Fungus
Rub VapoRub on your toenails if you suspect you have a fungus. Within days, the nail will turn darkā€”this means the Vicks is killing the fungus. As your toenail grows out, the dark part will grow off and you will have fungus-free feet. Keep applying the ointment over a period of two weeks to fully cleanse nail beds of any remaining bacteria.

5. Stop Your Cat from Scratching
To prevent Miss Kitty from ruining your doors, walls, and windows, apply a small amount of VapoRub to these areas. Cats detest the smell and will steer clear. Vicks can also be applied to your arms and legs if your kitty is prone to scratching you.

6. Pet Pee-Pee Deterrent
If your dog or cat is not yet potty trained, put an open bottle of Vicks on the area he or she likes to mark as their territory. The smell will discourage them from lifting their legs and wetting your rug.

7. Headaches Be Gone
Rub a small amount of Vicks VapoRub on your temples and forehead to help relieve headaches. The mentholated scent will release pressure in your head and instantly relieve pain.

8. Humidify Your Sleep
Vicks VapoRub can be used in special types of humidifiers and vaporizers. Ensure your humidifier has an aromatherapy compartment before using. The humidifier will circulate Vicks throughout the air and keep you breathing easy all night long.

9. Paper Cuts and Splinters
To prevent infection and speed up healing time, dab a small amount of Vicks on any small cut or splinter.

10. Ticks and Bugs
If you get bitten by a tick, apply Vicks immediately. The strong odor might help get the critter to release itself and stop bugging you.

11. Reek-free Racehorses
Professional racers smother VapoRub under the nostrils of racehorses on race day. The strong stench deters the stallions from the alluring odor of the female pony and keeps them focused on the race.

12. Go Away Mosquitoes
Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.

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Re: Vicks Vapor Rub - keep lots of it in your survival medicine supplies
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2019, 04:13:49 AM »
That's on my "most important top 20 survival items list." 

When my sons used to put together care kits for overseas refugees along with their youth group, this or Vaseline was always included.  :)

 

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