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Vick’s Vapor Rub Cold Remedy

Posted By jakenels On May 5, 2017 @ 2:08 am In Folk Beliefs,Folk medicine | Comments Disabled

One thing is you put Vick’s vapor rub on your socks and feet. It’s supposed to help clear up congestion. I heard about it when my daughter was a baby, because I couldn’t give her cold medicine. You’re supposed to put menthol on their feet with socks on, because you can’t put it on their chest.

I had not heard of this, but this sounds like folklore that would be shared more with new parents or babysitters.

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