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updated 7:26 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2018

U-W Study Recommends Fewer Cough Drops

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A new University of Wisconsin study suggests using menthol cough drops excessively can worsen a cough. 

The report is published this month in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.  U-W researchers surveyed 550 patients and found that for most of them too many cough drops - especially menthol - made coughs more severe.  The study also showed the cough lasted 12-and-a-half days for cough drop users and nine-point-eight days for non-users.

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