30Jun 2015

Honey with lemon Improves Children`s Nocturnal Cough and their Sleep Quality as well as Their Parents

  • Pediatric nursing, Department, Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Egypt.
  • Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University.
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Background: Honey has long been used as a natural remedy for coughs. Honey is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and antibacterial compounds. It is thought to soothe the throat and serve as a cough suppressant. Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins to help the immune system and it also acts as another powerful anti-oxidant. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of honey on nocturnal cough and sleep quality in children with cough and their parents. Materials and Method: An experimental research design was used in the present study. The study was carried out in Outpatient Clinic of Pediatric Department at Tanta University Hospital, on a sample of 100 children who fulfilled the following criteria: their age range from one year to five years, both sexes, with cough attributed to upper respiratory tract infections. One tool was used to collect the necessary information; parental assessment of their child\\\'s cough and sleep difficulty before and after honey and lemon administration. The Results of the study revealed that honey with lemon significantly reduced cough frequency, severity, and cough bothersome and improved sleep quality in children with cough, when combined with medication, compared with children received medications alone. Conclusion: Honey with lemon was more effective than medication only in reducing cough frequency, severity, and cough bothersome and improving sleep quality. Recommendations; honey with lemon is recommended to be prescribed for cough management. Further studies with larger sample size are needed to confirm the effect of honey with lemon on cough in children.


[Amira Mohammed Saed Mohammed Khalil and Rasha Mohamed Gamal (2015); Honey with lemon Improves Children`s Nocturnal Cough and their Sleep Quality as well as Their Parents Int. J. of Adv. Res. 3 (6). 143-152] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


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