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


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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.


“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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