Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant that is widely used for cold/cough symptoms and related sleep disturbances in children. According to a study of 105 children between the ages of 2-18 years, who were given honey, honey flavoured Dextromethorphan or no treatment for cold/cough symptoms, it was found that a dose of honey was significantly better at reducing both night time cough and sleep difficulties among children. The results suggest that giving Honey to kids with coughs may be a safe, natural and a well tolerated alternative to Dextromethorphan

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2007; 161(12); p 1140-1146

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