After I wrote yesterday's post, I turned on the local news and they had a piece about Vick's Vaporub. Apparently, it should never be used on children under 2 -- it actually caused a constriction of airways in an infant. They have tested it on rats and it doesn't relieve any breathing problems for them. The scientist figured that people believe it works because of the "noxious" smell. Noxious! I love the smell of menthol . . .
Anyway -- it seems that not only the cold is all in my head . . .