I recently got an e-mail explaining that if you had a persistent cough, that you could put Vicks Vapor Rub on your feet and the cough would stop. Well, Emma has a cough so I decided I would try this little beauty out. As I was putting it on her I told her that the worst that could happen was that she'd get a foot massage. She looked at me like my hair was on fire but agreed that it felt nice. She was coughing about every minute. I rubbed VVR generously on her feet and sure enough... About five minutes later, the cough was gone and she was sleeping soundly. I don't understand the science of it but hey... it's worth a try.