The cough remedy my grandmother swears by

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The cough remedy my grandmother swears by

According to my abuelita, (my Spanish, grandmother), Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant is the best remedy for almost everything! When I was a kid and had a cough or a cold, she would rub it on my neck, chest and back and would then loosely tie a bandana around my neck. She would also rub it on my feet and then cover them with socks. All my life, Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant has been the one thing that is never missing in my medicine cabinet. It always relieved my cough symptoms and felt comforting. I can still see in my mind´s eye my grandmother tucking me into bed, and then preparing to read me a book while I breathed in the medicated vapors of the rub.

The cough remedy my grandmother swears by

So when I became a mom and my kids had the sniffles, a scratchy throat or a cold, I gave them the same treatment my abuelita gave me: Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant. I used it exactly the same way she did. I rubbed it on their necks, chest and back and covered the area loosely with a bandana. Now, my children also go straight to the rub when they feel run down. If you have grandchildren, keep in mind it is the #1-selling branded children’s cough cold product* appropriate for ages two and up.

The cough remedy my grandmother swears by

The use of this rub is so ingrained in my daily life that I even travel with it, whether for a business conference or a family vacation. I rub it on my throat and chest after a plane flight and before going to bed. I do the same after a long day speaking at a conference, when air-conditioning or heat makes my throat scratchy. It always seems to provide the comfort I need and prevents me from losing my voice. On the chest and throat, Vicks® VapoRub™ Topical Cough Suppressant temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with the common cold. On the muscles and joints, it temporarily relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints. But I’ll talk more of that in an upcoming post!

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Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, speaker, online influencer and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her forthcoming title Your Best Age will be released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.