Hello LCNL, I have a cold, accompanied by a dry cough, taking a prescription medicine, I wonder if I can take honey because I heard that honey helps to reduce cough significantly?
The common cold is often accompanied by a cough and honey can treat coughs effectively. When you have a cold, many people have taken honey to treat a cough. According to Professor Ton Quang Hong, a lecturer at the Medical University in Harbin City, China, noted that honey should not be taken while taking cold medicine.
Honey has a laxative effect against coughs. When you have a dry cough or cough, you can drink honey. But if you are taking fever or cold medicines containing antipyretic ingredients, absolutely do not take with honey because many cold medicines containing acetaminophen have antipyretic and analgesic effects.
Honey met this substance will create a compound that affects the rate of drug absorption, thereby reducing the antipyretic effect of the drug. In addition, medicines containing honey such as cough syrups are not to be taken with cold medicines. Honey has a laxative effect, so it can treat cough quite well, but it should not be taken when coughing due to the flu.