December 2012. Volume 8. Number 4

Does honey improve nocturnal cough associated with upper respiratory tract infections?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Cohen HA, Rozen J, Kristal H, Laks Y, Berkovitch M, Uziel Y, et al. Effect of Honey on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Pediatrics. 2012;130:465-71.
Reviewers: Ortega Páez E1, Cuestas Montañés E2.
1CS Maracena. Distrito metropolitano. Granada. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado. Centro Formador. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
Correspondence: Eduardo Ortega Páez. Email: edortegap@gmail.com
Reception date: 14/11/2012
Acceptance date: 18/11/2012
Publication date: 28/11/2012

Abstract

Authors' conclusion: parents rated the honey products higher than the silan placebo syrup for symptomatic relief of their children’s nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty sleeping due to upper respiratory tract infection (URI). Honey may be a preferable treatment for nocturnal cough and sleep difficulty associated with childhood URI.

Reviewers' commentary: honey seems to relieve cough compared to placebo associated with URI and although there is insufficient evidence for or against, as to show where children over one year, given the limited side effects presents (cariogenic effect ), could be an alternative for these patients.

How to cite this article

Ortega Páez E, Cuestas Montañés E. ¿Mejora la miel la tos nocturna asociada a infecciones del tracto respiratorio superior? Evid Pediatr. 2012;8:74.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Cohen HA, Rozen J, Kristal H, Laks Y, Berkovitch M, Uziel Y, et al. Effect of Honey on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Pediatrics. 2012;130:465-71.
Reviewers: Ortega Páez E1, Cuestas Montañés E2.
1CS Maracena. Distrito metropolitano. Granada. España.
2Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado. Centro Formador. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
Correspondence: Eduardo Ortega Páez. Email: edortegap@gmail.com
Reception date: 14/11/2012
Acceptance date: 18/11/2012
Publication date: 28/11/2012

How to cite this article

Ortega Páez E, Cuestas Montañés E. ¿Mejora la miel la tos nocturna asociada a infecciones del tracto respiratorio superior? Evid Pediatr. 2012;8:74.

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