Menthol... Apparently unresearched medication...


So I have a cough... A great big hacking cough that has been my husband and I up over the weekend. I took cough lozenges by Buckleys thinking they were perfectly safe until this morning when paranoia kicked in. I called Motherisk at Sick Kids hospital, and guess what they tell me?

- No research performed on Menthol.

- 20mg is a bit high in the lozenge.

- Limit yourself to 4 a day anyway.

- 3% of babies are born with horrible defects statistically.

I called for reassurance, and guess what? I do not feel reassured. Will stick to hot water with lemon and honey for now.