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Old 05-30-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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My husband got a cold so now my 7 year old is getting one too. I know I had read some home remedies for coughing. Looking for something to really help at night.
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Old 05-30-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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all I can think of is a humidifier, plus some hot water, lemon, and honey as a bedtime drink. Basically a hot toddy minus the alcohol.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Because of seasonal allergies, I've been coughing like crazy at night. Tonight I'm trying honey.

Honey Is An Effective Cough Remedy (http://remedycentral.net/blog/2009/04/honey-an-effective-cough-remedy/ - broken link)
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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If it's a terrible cough I will put the creamy vicks stuff on their back and chest and on the soles of their feet. If I'm out of the creamy vicks, I will mix vasaline and vicks together and put that on their back and chest. I will have them wear a cotton t-shirt or pajamas.

If the cough is slight, but still bothersome I just put vicks on the soles of their feet. I don't know how it works but it does. (just like for some reason rubbing liquid soap like a lotion on your calves or thighs will help alieviate leg pains at night)

Honey and lemon in a tea or hot water will also help. I think the honey helps coat the throat much like a cough syrup does.
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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If it's a terrible cough I will put the creamy vicks stuff on their back and chest and on the soles of their feet. If I'm out of the creamy vicks, I will mix vasaline and vicks together and put that on their back and chest. I will have them wear a cotton t-shirt or pajamas.

If the cough is slight, but still bothersome I just put vicks on the soles of their feet. I don't know how it works but it does. (just like for some reason rubbing liquid soap like a lotion on your calves or thighs will help alieviate leg pains at night)

Honey and lemon in a tea or hot water will also help. I think the honey helps coat the throat much like a cough syrup does.
I agree about the Vicks. I thought it was funny the first time I read about putting Vicks on the soles of their feet,but I have to say,it seems to work!
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Vicks on the feet with socks on...
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:12 PM
 
Location: coos bay oregon
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my youngest gets just about every stinkin cough that comes around, and then keeps it for forever, so im all over using any home remedies so we dont od her on cold meds.
We use the humidifier, rub her back and feet w/vicks, then put on the thick socks and I mix up about 3tablespoons of all natural honey, same amount of fresh lemon juice, i warm it up til its a liquid (TEST it, cuz you dont want hot honey!) and give her that. It calms her cough/throat just as good as tylonal. for the most part.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Niles, Michigan
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He went to bed with Vicks and socks on his feet. He went right to sleep. I went to the store and of course forgot the honey. I will say this I 'm 49 and I still remember my Mom using vicks. People use it for a lot of stuff and they say it work. I get lots of allergies and stuff noise. I love to just put a little bit under my nose. Vicks the icon
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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He went to bed with Vicks and socks on his feet. He went right to sleep. I went to the store and of course forgot the honey. I will say this I 'm 49 and I still remember my Mom using vicks. People use it for a lot of stuff and they say it work. I get lots of allergies and stuff noise. I love to just put a little bit under my nose. Vicks the icon
Its awesome as well when you don't want to smell something.

My dog got sick (and I don't mean vomit) one morning in our laundry room. I could not even go near the room without dry heaving until I smeared vicks under my nose. It helped a lot.

I hope your son's cough gets better soon.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Yep, Vicks on the bottom of feet with socks on.
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