I don't remember where I read this, but I was excited to try it out (minus the fact that you had to be sick first). Mothers in Europe put Vicks on their children's feet and then put socks on them when they have a bad cough and it helps the cough to stop. Drug free. Yipee! I totally tried it and it works. I don't what sickness I have, but I didn't realize a person could sleep as much as I have been the past week. This one wiped me out! I probably should have gone to the doctor, but I am allergic to penicillin and sulfa-based medications, so doctors end up having to prescribe something special that costs more than I would like to think about. Having no insurance sucks!