My son developed a cough a few weeks back and when it didn't clear I took him to our Doctor, who said it was viral and proceeded to prescribed Calpol. Having spoke to some of the mothers at the school gate they had a similar problem and that it was especially bad at night. Andrew is only four so I avoided over the counter cough medicine, the Calpol was enough. This will sooth a sore throat and with a drop extra of honey tasted pretty good too. So if like me your wrecked and in need of a full night sleep, give this a go.
2 tbsp Glycerine
2 tbsp Honey (or to taste)
Heat the lemon by boiling it in water for 10 minutes. Cut in half and squeeze out the juice. Add the glycerine and honey. Take 1 tsp as needed.