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