Doctor warns against using DayQuil and Mucinex due to side effects, but reveals ... trends now
Flu season is officially upon us. According to the CDC, serious cases are already beginning to steadily rise, causing 12,000 hospital admissions and 740 deaths so far.
But for those of us with milder cases, battling sleepless nights and relentless coughs, it can be difficult to know what remedies to turn to - if any.
Earlier this year health officials warned that many of the products we've come to rely upon are effectively useless.
And now, one Florida-based emergency doctor has warned that not only are some 'treatments' useless, they may even be harmful.
Dr Meghan Martin, a pediatric emergency medicine doctor who goes by the name of Dr Beach Gem on social media, recommended investing in a saline spray to unblock nasal cavities
In a video posted to her TikTok channel, a pediatric emergency medicine doctor, Dr Meghan Martin can be seen conducting an in-depth analysis of the items on the shelves at her local drugstore.
In the clip, which has so far garnered more than 200,000 views, she says: 'Multi-symptom medications are not recommended.' Dr Martin's camera pans to an array of branded products to illustrate her point - NyQuil, DayQuil and Mucinex.
These products claim to ease headaches, congestion, body aches and sore throats.
However, Dr Martin told her 1.4 million followers: 'they have lots of different