One of the most popular DIY cures involves rubbing Vicks Vapo Rub on the bottom of your child's feet and chest at night, covering with a warm towel for 30 seconds, and repeating a few times.
Though it sounds odd, some parents swear that come morning, the nagging cough is a distant memory. Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about 5 minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief.
Works 100% 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.
The Canada Research Council even describes 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.
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.
Source: Steth News