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Instant Cough Relief

This post was sponsored by Vicks VapoRub as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

“Mom? My throat hurts…”

Isn’t that the worst? The coughing that wakes them up in the middle of the night and makes it hard to laugh and talk. And since they are up all night, their bodies are tired all day. It sure makes it hard to have fun and play when you’re coughing and you’re exhausted.

Be free to run and play when you don't have a cough


Little sickies just want mom and dad, don’t they? I love the snuggles I get from my babies, but I always feel so terrible when my kids are sick. I just want to make it go away.

I believe that oral medication definitely has its purposes. I’m grateful for pain relievers, for sure! But when it comes to my kids, it’s not necessarily safe to give them cough medication or decongestants. Good thing there’s a topical cough suppressant that works instantly.

When you're sick and need instant relief, reach for Vicks VapoRub, just like mom did!

Close your eyes and think back to the days when you were sick. Your mom pulled out the little blue canister. You can hear the lid turning. Take a deep breath and you can almost feel your lungs tingle with the cool, healing sensation.

Vicks VapoRub ointment


I love Vicks VapoRub. So many memories. And since it uses camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol, it won’t make anyone jittery or drowsy. It’s safe and effective for kids and adults alike.

On her first day of preschool, my daughter started having a runny nose. Then after school, she started coughing.

Playing is hard if you're sick

We pulled out the Vicks VapoRub and her chest and neck. And then I even put it on her feet! (One of my favorite tricks to do with Vicks VapoRub.) Every time we opened the little pot, the kids and I would take turns breathing deeply and then exhaling a sigh of delight.

When my girl starts getting a cough, she grabs the Vicks and brings it to me, just like I used to do with my mom, and they way my mom used to do to her grandma! Vicks is a legacy in our family.

She knows to go for Vicks, just like her mom does!

This morning when she gave her dad a hug, he said, “I love you, my little menthol baby.” She thought that was pretty funny.

And after I’ve been shoveling wet, heavy snow for an hour, my shoulder aches like the dickens. You know what I can use on it? Vicks VapoRub! It’s shown to relive minor muscle and joint aches.

Vicks gets us feeling better fast so we can go from this:

Being sick and exhausted is no fun!

To this!

Dad Pulling the Kids


Do you use Vicks for cough relief? Or do you use it for muscle aches?

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Sandy Cain

Sunday 24th of January 2016

I never use it for muscle aches, just for congestion. Been using it for over 50 years, too! Stands the test of time - many imatators, but only Vicks is the REAL deal!

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