Even the worst cough can be stopped within 5-15 minutes, and lasts hours. -- Use Vicks Vapor Rub and socks. Apply the vapor rub generously to the bottom of your (or a child's) feet, and cover with socks. This will work 100% of the time and has been proven to work better than prescription drugs..
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE MAGIC! - Ever since I started using Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “oxi clean”…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff under my kitchen sink, under my bathroom sink, AND in the laundry room. This stuff is amazingly versatile!
A nurse discovered a safe, easy way to remove ticks where they automatically withdraw themselves -- share-- it works! Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with soap-soaked cotton ball, swab it for a few seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own & be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. (works every time) Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way.