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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Manuka honey benefits?

Maybe wound healing: Although this isn't conclusive, and like all supplements/otc/"natural remedies", this is an industry that isn't well regulated - meaning you can't always trust that it's not contaminated, and it contains what it says it contains. Personally, i'm not going to be spreading honey on my scrapes anytime soon. I'm going to wait for more conclusive studies... And stick to bandaids in the meantime. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of honey?

What are the health benefits of honey?

MANY!: Honey has anti-bacterial properties with dozens of species of bacteria. Applied topically, honey has been used successfully in treatment of diabetic ulcers. Manuka honey may be useful in treating MRSA infections. It may reduce odours, swelling, and scarring in wounds. Pure raw honey contains many minerals and vitamins. ...Read more

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Is a brand of manuka honey better for health benefits than others? More serious health concerns athritis etc.?

Is a brand of manuka honey better for health benefits than others? More serious health concerns athritis etc.?

Unproven: Dietary supplements are unproven. I do not discourage my patients from trying them, but since the probability of success is so low anyway the minor differences between brands is not important. ...Read more

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How to heal recurring honey colored scab on face?

Scab: I would not try to do this on your own this may lead to an ugly scar. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can appying honey on your face actually help get rid of breakouts?

Honey: No proven benefit of honey that way but multiple other benefits proven of eating honey. ...Read more

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Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Will honey face masks really cure acne and scarring?

Of course not: This is a cruel internet prank. I'm sorry your acne was neglected and you ended up with scars. Don't continue this. All acne can be managed until it remits on its own. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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