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New study finds honey works better than cough medicine in kids.


The latest medical buzz? Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine found that a small dose of buckwheat honey given before bedtime provided better relief of nighttime cough than no treatment or cough syrup, reports Live Science.

Pediatrician and friend of Mom•Logic Dr. Gwenn says this comes as no surprise. "Honey is so thick and soothing, and it really coats the throat," she says. But she warns that you should never give a child under the age of 12 months honey due to risk of botulism.

The Penn State study also found that honey helped the coughing child and the child’s parents get more sleep. More sleep? Um, pass the honey, please.

What home remedies do you recommend? Comment below.

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous December 5, 2007, 11:00 AM

Vicks Vaporub on the feet! I swear it works.

lizgriffith0 December 5, 2007, 1:47 PM

Peppermint oil for upset tummies! One drop on the back of the tongue does the trick every time.

WARNING: peppermint may cause your child to expel whatever is causing the upset stomach—have a puke bowl ready.

Batamaymn June 23, 2009, 8:19 PM

Whoever tries some JAgOIbzaCs1P will never be the same again. Remember it friends.

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