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Demulcents have short-lived effect with a boost from anesthetics
Demulcents (from Latin, demulcere: to caress soothingly) are basically syrup-, glycerol- or honey-containing mixtures that are supposed to reduce irritation by coating the inflamed lining of the airways (the fact that they cannot possibly enter the airways and just coat the back of the throat rather flies in the face of this theory).
A BROADLY speaking cough medicines can be divided into those that help you to cough up phlegm; expectorants and those that help you stop coughing; suppressants and demulcents for dry, tickly coughs.
She enhances gut repair with the use of soluble fiber, demulcents, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, and glutamine.