Soothing coughs with Vicks VapoRub

This post is sponsored by Vicks® VapoRub™ and SheKnows Media.

Fond childhood memories are often triggered by certain special places, familiar people, and most vividly by a smell. If I smell the scent of Vicks® VapoRub™, I can instantly remember my grandmother rubbing it on my chest in her big, drafty farmhouse growing up in Texas. It was pretty much her answer to anything and she always had a big jar handy. The medicated vapors would start to work on contact and I was always sure to have a good night’s sleep.

Vicks® VapoRub™ is the #1 selling branded children’s cough cold product appropriate for ages two and up*. It’s a topical cough medicine with medicated vapors. For generations, parents and grandparents alike have been rubbing this ointment on little one’s chest area to relieve symptoms of minor throat and bronchial irritation associated with coughs from a cold.

It also starts working quickly for adults as well to relieve cough symptoms. As an adult I have used Vicks® VapoRub™ to relieve temporary muscle aches associated with training for a marathon. The soothing ointment works immediately and there is nothing better than that!

The circle of life continues as I now have 3 children of my own. My middle child refuses to take any medicine whatsoever, so Vicks is my go to when she has cough symptoms. She allows me to rub a little of the medicated ointment on her chest and I know that she too, will remember this familiar scent. A mother’s touch is healing within itself and these bonds become even stronger when a child feels cared for and loved.  Please note that Vicks VapoRub can only be used on children two and over.

Last month, SheKnows Media hosted an 8 Hour Playdate with Vicks. There was so much fun to be had at Recess Dumbo, a kid’s play space in Brooklyn. A group of Influencers had the chance to learn all about the iconic brand and see firsthand benefits of the product.



Photo credit: Andrea Klerides

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