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Ricola Cough Drops
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
My son has a bad habit of going through my purse looking for candy, he recently got his hands on ricola cough drops. Should I be worried?
Candy and medicine: You didn't mention your son's age. Important to keep your purse out of reach of your son especially if you keep medication in it. Many young children think brightly colored pills are candy- that also includes vitamins. Keep medication out of his reach, lock up if necessary. ...Read more
Are ricola cough drops safe during pregnancy? If not which are safe to use? Cold starting-sore throat...
Some really safe : Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer