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The Truth about Cough Medicine. Emory Reyes. Study on 33 patients (ages 2-16) Given varied doses Compared results No medical evidence Factors had stayed constant Side affects. Similar study One group given cough medicine/ one nothing No significant results. Additional risks.

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Study on 33 patients (ages 2-16)

  • Given varied doses
  • Compared results
  • No medical evidence
  • Factors had stayed constant
  • Side affects
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Similar study

  • One group given cough medicine/ one nothing
  • No significant results
additional risks
Additional risks
  • Too many dosages
  • Multi-drug use
  • Using adult formula
  • FDA has linked 54 cases to cough medicine
now what
Now what?
  • Gargling salt water / throat sprays
  • Suction bulb for mucus
  • Hot showers / humidifiers
  • Saline nose drops/ sprays
  • Push fluids
  • A spoonful of honey
  • Acetaminophen for pain / fevers
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