Re Vicks on the feet..
There are no mystical ingredients that get magically absorbed by your feet. Don't forget, you have skin on your chest too, if there was going to be any "magical absorption" it would be absorbed just as well on your chest as your feet.
It works because of the vapour. It's Vicks VAPOUR Rub.
The only reason for putting it on feet instead of chest is for babies/very young children so that the vapour is not as overwhelming. Feet are further away than chest.
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13-06-2012 04:42 #71Senior Member
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Don't go out with wet hair or you'll catch a cold.
Don't have milk as it will make more phlegm.
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13-06-2012 07:11 #73
i hate the wet hair one. im a hairdresser and ive just spent 4 hrs doing someones hair and they are too tightarse to spend an extra $20 to get their hair blowdried properly but want you to basicially do it anyway coz when you stop after getting it finger dried they say 'oh can you dry it completly? i dont want to get sick!!' pffft
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13-06-2012 07:19 #74
Using tissues with aloe vera will stop you from getting sandpaper nose when you have a head cold. Sure, tell that to my nose right now.
A friend swears by eating melted Vicks and honey on a spoon whenever your sick or have a sore throat. Eating Vicks and honey is nasty and unnecessary and I'm pretty sure eating Vicks in general is not good for your health....
13-06-2012 08:00 #75
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13-06-2012 08:27 #77
Vicks on the feet has always helped dd. I'm going to be annoying and say that if I go out on a cold night and I'm not rugged up enough I do get a cold lol. In my family there are 2 birthdays in winter that are always celebrated by a BBQ every year i go I get a cold from being out in the cold night. I know everyone will disagree with me. And tell me it's because of this or that. But I beleive if you go out and it's freezing and your not dressed warmly it can cause some people to catch a cold (at least it does to me) if I rug up I'm fine. It can't be coincidence.
13-06-2012 08:37 #78Senior Member
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Jensha, I'm fairly sure I have a very slight cold now but just not presenting any symptoms. EVERYONE around me has it - DS, all of my collegues, etc. When I go out at night my nose starts to drip and I get a bit of a cough.
I think the cold air just makes symptoms worse. You can't catch a virus from cold air - the virus has to be present somewhere in order for you to catch it!!
Not sure whether cold air makes it easier to spread, so perhaps your friends have/had colds and pass it onto you when you're out in the cold. Actually, I'm pretty sure colds do spread easier when there's no warmth to kill the bugs - otherwise we'd get them in Summer instead of Winter!
13-06-2012 08:41 #79
I've gotten sick from being out in the cold a couple of times, but in these cases I have always had at least a slight cold symptom beforehand, like a little prickle in my throat or something. Being out in the cold and letting my body temp drop just enabled the virus to take over.
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13-06-2012 08:48 #80
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