For as long as I have known, it is always essential to have a bottle of Vicks Vaporub in your home. I had asthma as a little kid. I remember my mum coming into my room and rubbing Vicks all over my chest. It was sticky (it is an ointment after all) and made my pajama tops stick to my chest but it was a welcome relief. It sure helped me breathe easier. Now i use it when I have a cold, which is not often admittedly. I have a jar of it now, on my desk, ready for my cold if I have it. You all should get one and have one handy for in your house too.