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My 10 yr old dd has a bad cold and I'm thinking about putting Vicks on the bottom of her feet but I'm not sure what this is supposed to do. Does it help with a runny nose, cough, ...???  I've read about it several times but it's just that parents do it, not why they do it.

by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:05 PM
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Shaybay218
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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I rubbed a little bit on my daughters chest and it helped her...never tried feet but i will next!

Shaybay218
by on Jan. 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Delsym...if I spelled it right it's in an orange box for children works wonders too!

goddess99
by Michelle on Jan. 20, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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Yes I know what you're talking about. We have that. It does work well.

Quoting Shaybay218:

Delsym...if I spelled it right it's in an orange box for children works wonders too!


MusherMaggie
by Bronze Member on Jan. 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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It's supposed to help with the cough, especially if she would be too sensitive to the smell on her chest or under her nose.
bertie4
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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I have heard of putting Vicks on the feet but never tried it. I have tried the chest though, and it helps. I have heard if you don't wash it off before going out, the person can get pneumonia.

madwifa
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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 me too never heard of putting it on feet. I would have to do it to me first to see how it felt.

ChocolateJunky
by on Jan. 22, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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I don't know if it does anything, but I do it lol. I figured it's worth a shot, and it couldn't hurt. I know rosemary oil (one of the ingredients in baby vicks) can be used on muscles to increase bloodflow. Other than that, at least it's a good moisturizer.

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