How to cure a tickly cough
That’s what I was googling at 3am on Sunday morning, having spent the last hour up coughing! I was looking for an answer which didn’t involve me finding a 24 hour chemist (I’m not even sure there are any 24 hour chemists in Edinburgh, and I’m certainly not keen to get out of bed at 3am to find out). Anyway, in amongst all the recommendations about pholcodine and honey and lemon I came across a surprising tip: rub Vicks Vaporub onto the soles of your feet, covering them from toes to heels, then put on some socks and settle down to sleep. By this point I was pretty desperate and I knew I had some Vicks (unlike the precious pholcodine) so I gave it a try, and it really worked! I thought it was too good (and too random) not to share.