Sarah of Brit Gal in the US recommended that I try putting Vick's VapoRub on my feet at bedtime with a sock over it to protect my sheets. She said it would really help stop my coughing at night.
I must tell you that I was dubious that this would work. However, I gave it the good ol' college try.
Wrapping a towel soaked in ginger juice around my neck the night before gave me a red neck all day. However, the redness is now gone. I applied some aloe juice to it but perhaps the redness would have gone away on its own. Still, it DID work. I slept through the night with only a couple of coughs.
Last night I rubbed the bottom of my soles with VapoRub and wore socks so it wouldn't get all over everything. It worked just as well as the ginger. So do the remedies work or was I already on the road to recovery anyway?
Hard to tell... My head is still a little woozy. However, I do feel my energy rising. My cough has really subsided. It could be I'm just trying to avoid my mother's next home remedy... ginger and daikon (radish)juice.
And I am going to keep a jar of VapoRub in my medicine cabinet.