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:

Unknown 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.