Try this home-made cough and lung inflammation recipe, its much more powerful than any OTC cough syrup!
Come winters and it is the time when you will find yourself coughing your heart out owing to the common cold! Lung inflammation is yet another common health issue that most of us face during this time of the year. While over-the-counters cough medicines are our only respite, we often fail to ponder over the long time consequences of these medications. Even if these medicines are prescribed by our physicians, any cough syrup and medicines that deal with lung inflammation contain ingredients that can play havoc to our health. Most of the drugs available in the market for fighting with cough contain Dextromethorphan or DXM. This is a very common element that is used in cough combating recipes since ages. However, concretely, this element can be dangerous to children and even adults as proved by scientists. It is known that approximately, 15% children do not possess proper enzymes that are needed to metabolize the DXM in an effective manner and this may result in fatal consequences. Moreover, this is a very common reason for drug related deaths even in adults.
1 Over-the-counter cough syrups can be harmful!
According to experts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, children below two years of age should never be given over the counter cough syrup and cold drugs as these are known to cause serious and potentially life threatening side effects.
We all have been using these cough remedies available in the market without any hesitation but revelations like these have shocked caring parents who have been treating their kids with such medications with or without doctor’s recommendation. Even adults have been using these medicines without thinking twice and almost all of us know the names of such over the counter medicines by heart. So just a bout of coughing and we rush to the chemist to get these easily available drugs that are more harmful than being beneficial. It’s high time we bid adieu to this ruthless habit.