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Try Honey!

Everyone has heard by now that patients are often given antibiotics when they don’t need them.  And the fear has been that it will render many antibiotics ineffective.

The most frequent reason a person is given an prescription for an antibiotic is an upper respiratory infection.  If these infections are viral, an antibiotic is both ineffective and inappropriate.  

So, what to do, that is, if you can’t come see me, right?  A meta-analysis was done of previously published articles in the British Medical Journal of Evidence Based-Medicine, and they found that honey is more effective and less harmful than the usual care for upper respiratory infection.  

If you want to give some to your child, I think the cough-drops, with honey, might be an excellent way to do it. 

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