How to stop cough in 5mins

Coughing non-stop can be very annoying, but now there is a simple and effective treatment that can stop your cough in 5mins! Don't believe? try it then.

To stop night time coughing in a child (or an adult, as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime and then cover with socks.

Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. This works 100 percent of the time, and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children, as compared to alternative therapies like acupressure. I just happened to tune in to a.m. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs, so I listened. It was a surprising finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, and in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.


  1. my son is 9 year old and he has this dry cough en spells that drive people crazy and himself as will he hates it...I have put on vamper-rub on him it sometimes works but sometimes it don't...he has had this cough for 3 years now...the doctors gave cough mids but all it did is keep him up all night. so i am a bit confused on what can be done....

    1. as from what I know so far, persistent cough for a long time in a child without any specific cause (mostly) indicates a foreign body presence in his lungs. I think you'd better go for an x-ray scan just to make sure.

  2. I saw these from somewhere, hope it helps

    Gargling With Salt Water: One can also get considerable relief from a bad, noisy cough that keeps everyone awake, by gargling several times with warm salt water. Mix half a teaspoon of salt properly into a cup of warm water and then gargle to reduce cough.

    Honey: Research has show that honey is an effective approach towards decreasing frequent bouts of cough that happen at night. Honey is completely safe and is often prescribed for children having coughing fits. A single dose, as recommended by the doctor, before bedtime can provide immense relief from persistent cough, and allow the child to sleep happily.

    Use of steam can also help in a great way to stop coughing. Steam soothes the irritated throat and airways to ease cough. Massaging a chest rub in which eucalyptus is an active ingredient can provide relief for many hours. Keeping indoors clean, free from dust mites and other allergens can also stop episodes of night time coughing.

  3. I suggest Lemon Juice. lemon is a great source of vitamin C, which significantly helps in boosting the immune system. You need to strengthen your body’s natural guard to these viral infections and put a stop to your cough. Unfortunately, coughing can also be an indication of a serious ailment. It can be a symptom of another worsening condition that needs medical attention. If your cough comes with symptoms such as green phlegm, blood, hoarse voice, laryngitis, and others, you should immediately seek a doctor’s help on how to stop coughing.

  4. A continuing cough could also be a sign of asthma so make sure you visit the doctor sooner rather than later. Don't treat asthma with herbal stuff. Some of it e.g. echinacea, can make it much worse, causing an allergic reaction. Use the prescribed medicine with asthma and treat your child in a calm, comforting way. If it gets bad, get medical advice because you might need an ambulance. You could call Health Direct 1800 022 222 to get some good advice.


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