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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Honey Is Better for Children's Coughs than Over-the-counter Meds

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Honey is better at treating children's coughs than an ingredient used in many over-the-counter medicines, according to new research.

A small dose of honey was found to be more effective in cutting both the severity and the frequency of night-time coughing than a widely-used cough suppressant.

Honey also gave children - and their parents - a better night's sleep, the researchers discovered, while Dextromethorphan (DM) which is found in several well-known brands of cough medicine including some types of Benylin and Robitussin, was found to be no better than taking nothing at all.