Red Onion.

It has been awhile since I’ve pulled one out, cut it up & put it in a sock in one of my kids rooms. It’s like I had forgotten this ‘hacking night cough’ life-saver.

Teen #2 has been having a rough go of sleeping with this sickness. Also, I did not wish to hear him cough all night, so I went for it.

He’s still asleep and I haven’t heard one single cough all night. His room is going to RREEEEAAAALLLLYYY stink, but a cut up red onion in a sock placed near a heat vent (I clothespin it to the curtain above) STOPS ALL COUGHING.

It’s like magic and might even be so, because I am not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be one, I just know what I know after 16 years of dealing with coughs. If someone out there knows WHY this works, I’d love to hear it!

A woman at a church playgroup many years ago imparted this tip in my ‘hadn’t slept all night’ hands and it has worked every single time I use it.

So… maybe this can help you and your coughing child or self. Remember, I am not a medical doctor and do not claim anything other than my experience.

But really, what’s the worst that can happen? Try it. Get the sleep you all need.

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