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Chicken soup and sickness

Chicken soup and sickness

Overview

Chicken soup is believed to contain an amino acid that is similar to a drug used to treat some respiratory infections.

Review Date 12/10/2016

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.