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Can18 months baby eats honey,friend told me that honey may cause fatal botulism before 24 months,safe after 1 or 2 years?

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Dr. Shabbir Khambaty answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

12-24 months, some pediatrician recommend others advice to be cautious. Symptoms are less severe for Botulism after one yr or age, but can still be a troublesome condition. Safe after 2 yrs or age. Consider safety first. Is the cough worth treating and taking a risk between these ages ?

Answered Apr 19, 2016

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The prime issue is the ability of botulinum spores to germinate and elaborate toxin in the infant gut. As they get past a year of age the variation in diet and advancing maturity of the gut seem to cancel out this risk.

Answered Apr 17, 2016

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