By Nicola Appleton, November 22, 2021

Dr. Gaither warns that those with underlying health conditions may want to study the ingredients list of their cough drops carefully before consuming them, particularly those who suffer from allergies or any form of diabetes. “Some additives to cough drops may include natural herbal additives like peppermint, thyme, hyssop,” Dr. Gaither says. “For those with pre-gestational or gestational diabetes, it’s important to know that many cough drops contain sweeteners or corn syrup which can impact glycemic control in women with these conditions.”

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