The Wet Socks Remedy is an interesting and useful treatment for all sorts of infections and inflammations in the upper body. It is simple to do and you don’t need anything but some socks and some water.
The wet sock treatment is best if repeated for three nights in a row if you’re suffering from any of the following symptoms: sore throat or any inflammation or infection of the throat, neck pain, ear infections, headaches, migraines, nasal congestion, upper respiratory infections, coughs, bronchitis, and sinus infections.
To do the wet sock treatment, you’ll need:
1 pair white cotton socks
1 pair thick wool sock
Warm bath or warm foot bath
With the above items in hand, here are the directions:
Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them completely with ice cold water. Be sure to wring the socks out thoroughly so they do not drip
Warm your feet first. This is very important as the treatment will not be as effective and could be harmful if your feet are not warmed first. Warming can be accomplished by soaking your feet in warm water for at least 5-10 minutes or taking a warm bath for 5-10 minutes.
Dry off feet and body with a dry towel.
Place ice cold wet socks on feet. Cover with thick wool socks. Go directly to bed. Avoid getting chilled.
Keep the socks on overnight. You will find that the wet cotton socks will be dry in the morning.
This treatment acts to reflexively increase the circulation and decrease congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head, and throat.
It has a sedating action and many patients report that they sleep much better during the treatment.
This treatment is also effective for pain relief and increases the healing response during acute infections.
The Cold and Wet Sock Remedy is said to be an excellent treatment for early onset of a cold or flu.