Is honey an effective treatment for acute cough in children?

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Acute cough (lasting up to 3 weeks) due to viral upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is common in children. Many over-the-counter (OTC) cough treatments are available but have not been shown to be effective, and some have been associated with adverse outcomes, including death.[1] Honey has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties, including against URTI bacteria. This is an update of the 2014 review by the same authors that examines the comparative effectiveness of honey to relieve acute cough in children.

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