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Question:

Does giving honey to my child reduce symptoms of cough and cold more than a placebo?

Answer:

Yes
MedHead Confidence Score: 7
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MedHead Message:

Multiple studies confirm that honey does indeed reduce symptoms of cough and cold in children. We recommend 1 tbsp in a 4-6 ounce glass of lukewarm water every 4-6 hours as needed for cough in your child.

References:

"1. Oduwole O, Udoh EE, Oyo‐Ita A, Meremikwu MM. Honey for acute cough in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD007094. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007094.pub5. 2. Robertson, S et al. Do over-the-counter remedies relieve cough in acute upper respiratory infections? Evidence-Based Practice: September 2016 - Volume 19 - Issue 9 - p 1–2 doi: 10.1097/01.EBP.0000541289.87646.53"

 

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