Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Family Medicine


Dr. Laura Witte, PhD., PA-C


Both prescription and common over-the-counter (OTC) cough medications have been shown to have limited efficacy and potentially serious side effects. Oral honey has been used as an alternative to these medications for many years. This article will explore, through an evidence-based literature review, the clinical question of whether oral honey is a safe and effective alternative to dextromethorphan (DM) for the treatment of cough associated with a mild upper respiratory infection (URI).


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