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What can I substitute for cough drops?

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I often have a dry cough related to years of acid reflux. I keep cough drops with me when I'm out and might not have instant access to lemon water, tea, etc. to sooth my throat. What can I use on the Whole30? Starting mine soon and want to be fully prepared!

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I would do my best to always keep a bottle of water with me.  In fact I don’t go anywhere without my water cup because I’m drinking water all day.  If I head out for more than an hour I pack o cooler bag of waters one for every hour I’m out.  

As m far as that little something to suck on to keep your mouth and throat moist, the best I can think of is a whole clove (I used that years ago to quit my gum chewing habit) or rolled up mint leaves or a piece of cinnamon bark.  

I hope you find something that works for you!

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Thanks, BabyBear. I never go anywhere without my water bottle! I'll try your suggestions, and I'm thinking straight whole clove or cinnamon bark might be so strong that they would trigger more coughing, rather than less. (What's your experience?) I'll try them at home first! Mint is, of course, not recommended for people with reflux, as it can relax the sphincter that keeps acid in your stomach and out of your esophagus -- not a good thing. Thanks again. 

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I wonder if something like a homemade gummy would help?  (Ignore any references to honey, sugar, sweeteners in the recipes.)  They're not the same as a hard cough drop, but it could give you something to suck on.  At it's easiest, it's fruit juice and gelatin.  Good luck!

https://www.realfoodwholelife.com/blog/2-ingredient-fruit-juice-gummies

https://www.ourpaleolife.com/blueberries-cream-gummies/

https://eatthegains.com/paleo-healthy-homemade-gummies/

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