During this season, a lot of people are getting sick and suffering from a prolonged bout with cold and dry cough. I remember growing up and having my mom put Vicks VapoRub in my nostrils for sinus congestion relief and rubbing it to my chest for cough relief.
Vicks VapoRub? What is it? Vicks is an age-old mentholated topical cream intended to relieve head, throat, and chest stuffiness. It uses menthol to elicit a response from receptors in the nose and chest and work wonders on people with colds or chronic bronchitis. Vicks has been around for over one hundred years and is one of the most widely used over-the-counter decongestants.