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does cough medicine help you get better

does otc cough medicine actually help to cure a cold and cough or does it just supress the symptoms while your body naturally fights off the infection?

Related Topics: Cough, Coldness
 

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Cough medications (suppressants or expectorants) are for SYMPTOM control. They will not help you get better sooner, but they could help you feel better while Nature orchestrates the cure.

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