FDA researchers recently advised parents not to give over-the-counter cold medications to kids under age six, leaving many wondering how they should treat their child's persistent cough.
Now there may be an alternative: Honey! In a study funded by the national honey board, researchers placed over 100 children with an upper respiratory infection on one of three treatment plans: A dose of honey, a commonly used over-the-counter drug, or no treatment. They found those given honey coughed less than children not given treatment.
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