Study: Honey Works Better Than Cough Syrup

A Penn State study found that honey was more effective than
dextromathorphan for treating nighttime coughs in kids ages 2-11. The
dosages used in the test were equivalent to the cough syrup: half a
teaspoon for kids 2-5, a full teaspoon for kids 6-11.

Both parents and kids reported better sleep quality. Kids reported
they liked the bear-shaped bottle. Also, remember that episode of ER? Don’t give honey to a kid under 1yo.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=healthNews&storyid=2007-12-03T215021Z_01_WRI378511_RTRUKOC_0_US-HONEY-EASES-NIGHTTIME-COUGH.xml

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~ by jackzepplin on December 6, 2007.

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