Reuters Health reports on a recent Israeli study:

Pediatricians seldom recommend over-the-counter cough and cold medicines, which have ingredients that can cause unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects.  Simple measures such as increasing fluid intake, running a cool-mist humidifier, and raising the head of a child’s crib or bed have all been shown to be helpful and safe.  Now, here is a study that supports the recommendation of honey in children OVER THE AGE OF ONE YEAR as an effective cough suppressant.

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