Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A Nail in the Coughin'

Do they make cough drops that, you know, actually stop coughs? Or is the whole concept bullshit and only a way to sell adults candy in the name of cold and flu relief?

1 comment:

Asher Hunter said...

Cough drops "work" because they coat the throat and sooth the rawness caused by coughing, making you less likely to cough again. The key words being "less likely" - they don't guarantee they will stop a cough.

A Halls or Vics doesn't work any better than a Werthers original.

You're better off sticking with sugar-free candies, however, as the sugar in a candy might feed the bacteria causing a sore throat.