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Question:

If my child has a cough, does putting Vicks vaporub on their chest reduce cough symptoms better than a placebo?

Answer:

Yes
MedHead Confidence Score: 5
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5

MedHead Message:

Vaporub may help with your child’s cough, along with honey in water. Because of the potential side effects/toxicity of common over the counter cough syrups, try to use vaporubs and honey as evidence based ways of treating your child’s cough.

References:

"1. 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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