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Does peppermint flavored candies lozenges actually help suppress a cough

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

I do have symptoms, and treatments for asthma, but I live in a valley where there is this time of year an inversion. The inversion seems to be the culprit, my regular treatments keep my asthma in check

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am really quite healthy generally speaking

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Doctor: Richard Han, Board Certified MD replied 7 months ago
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Hello my name is***** am a board-certified physician and I am happy to help you. Yes, if the candy contains any natural peppermint, or can help suppress a cough due to the presence of menthol, like in Vick’s Vapor Rub. Otherwise, any lozenge like candy tends to help lessen cough by producing more saliva to lubricate the upper airway passages providing a moisturizing effect like drinking water that temporarily blocks coughing. Can I help with anything else today?
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