Honey with Coffee: A new finding in the treatment of Persistent Postinfectious Cough

Raeessi, Mohammad-Ali and Aslani, Jafar and Gharaie, Homa and Karimi Zarchi, Ali-Akbar and Raeessi, Neda and Assari, Shervin (2011) Honey with Coffee: A new finding in the treatment of Persistent Postinfectious Cough. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 23 (2). pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Introduction: Persistent postinfectious cough (PPC) is a cough that persists longer than 3 weeks or perhaps for many months after a common cold or an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). PPC has poor response to routine treatment modalities, so it can be a vexing problem for the patient and the physician alike. Our hypothesis was that honey and/or coffee have some beneficial effects in the treatment of PPC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of coffee and/or honey in the treatment of patients with PPC. Materials and Methods: This was a double blind randomized clinical trial, conducted on adult patients during a 6-year period from 2003 to 2009. Included in this study were 84 adult participants that had experienced PPC longer than 3 weeks. All of them had the history of several referrals to different physicians and despite treatment, their cough had persisted. Patients with other causes of chronic cough, or systemic disease or with abnormal routine laboratory tests were excluded. All the included 84 participants were distributed into three groups. For all the participants, a jam-like paste was prepared. Each 600 grams of the product consisted of

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2017 13:52
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2017 13:52
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7271

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