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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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  • 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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