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Honey, not antibiotics, recommended for coughs - NHS
Learn how to quiet a cough so you can get some rest and heal. I hope you find them useful as well. Remember — If coughing is severe, hangs around more than a couple weeks or produces thick mucus, please see a trained medical professional. Treat the underlying condition and you should get some cough relief. For instance, inside the home you can reduce indoor allergens by getting rid of carpet, vacuuming regularly and using air filtration. Our post on Natural Decongestants may help eliminate sinus drainage, removing that source of throat irritation. To speed recovery from cold and flu symptoms and boost your immune system, you can check out the full list of Cold and Flu posts on the Home Remedies page.
Back to Heart and lungs. The evidence showed that honey could be effective at reducing the symptoms of acute coughs due to upper respiratory tract infections infections of the airways , including how often people coughed and how bad their cough was. The guidance applies to adults and children over 5 years of age. It's important to note that honey is not safe for children under the age of 1.
Patients with cough frequently present to clinicians working in both primary and secondary care. Chronic cough is often the key symptom of many important chronic respiratory diseases but may be the sole presenting feature of a number of extrapulmonary conditions, in particular upper airway and gastrointestinal disease. Even with a clear diagnosis, cough can be difficult to control and, for the patient, can be associated with impaired quality of life. The American College of Chest Physicians ACCP and the European Respiratory Society ERS 5 , 6 have each endorsed their own set of guidelines on the management of cough; however, criticism 7 of their content and breadth suggest the need for further concise recommendations. The British Thoracic Society guidelines cover not only chronic cough but also acute cough and the organisational issues of cough clinics.