Monday, January 31, 2011
A sick girl's best friend
My best friend when I'm feeling like this is good old Vicks VapoRub. Is there anything better in the entire world? I think not.
I perused the internet this weekend looking for home remedies and came across one that swears if you slather Vicks on your feet at night and then put on socks, it will stop you from coughing. I am not ashamed to admit I tried this....I was desperate...and my family was starting to look at me like they might stuff a pillow over my face if I didn't stop the coughing madness...and either it worked, or the other home remedy...a tbsp of Vodka mixed with a tbsp of honey...worked.
Either way, the combo of Vicks slathered feet and my vodka/honey shooter stopped me from coughing long enough to at least get to sleep.
But I digress...back to my "Ode to Vicks". Not only do those soothing, medicated vapors help relieve coughing and congestion (I sound like a commercial here, don't I?), but the mere smell brings back so many childhood memories.