What do you do when you have a bad cough? If you reach for the cherry-flavored cough medicine, you’re not alone. Every year, people spend billions of dollars on this stuff.
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But does any of it actually work? In this episode, we explain the chemistry behind cough medicine, and dig into the evidence to find out which remedies actually work.Whatch the video to learn more.
Many of us badly want an effective cough treatment, but we don’t seem to have one. No new licensed remedy has appeared in more than 50 years.
Coughs can also be a side effect of medications,Because there are many potential causes of coughs, it’s important to seek professional advice for a cough that won’t go away or is worsening over time.