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Does honey help cuts heal?

Does honey help cuts heal?

No but may keep clea: Honey does not increase wound healing speed, but it does keep bacteria from growing in the wound and may decrease the likelihood of infection. ...Read more

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Will umf 15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

Will umf  15 manuka honey heal spider bites?

That and others: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How can you mix a honey poultice to heal a wound?

How can you mix a honey poultice to heal a wound?

Sure you should?: While there is a little evidence that honey can be helpful to wound healing, in my experience we have many, many products (alginates made from seaweed, for example) more useful than honey. Any wound that has been open long enough to need honey needs evaluation by a doctor with expertise in wound healing. Ask him or her if honey would be appropriate for the wound in question. ...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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I popped my pimple.Ccould i cover it with honey over night to help it heal?

Try vaseline: Honey could promote bacterial growth. Something like vaseline will help protect it as it heals. ...Read more

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I have cut my own Aloe Vera from the plant and mixed in equal amounts with honey but in what quantities should I take it please?

I have cut my own Aloe Vera from the plant and mixed in equal amounts with honey but in what quantities should I take it please?

Aloe Precaution: Like many plant preparations, aloe may have different uses from different parts of the plant. Aloe vera gel on skin irritations has been reported as soothing and cooling. Other Aloe plant parts taken by mouth has been report as having a major laxative effect. This is erroneously assumed to be a cause of "weight loss". In reality it is a loss of solid waste from the bowels. Better laxatives exist. ...Read more

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I tried to pop a big blackhead on my chin, but it did not come out.It looks red and big now.How can I heal it faster ? Does honey or differin (adapalene) help?

I tried to pop a big blackhead on my chin, but it did not come out.It looks red and big now.How can I heal it faster ? Does honey or differin (adapalene) help?

Acne Cyst : May need a cortisone inject from a dermatologist. Otherwise use warm compresses and don't poke and prod at it differin is effective in treating comedonal acne not so effective for cysts ... Honey wouldn't help. ...Read more

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Manuka honey benefits?

Manuka honey benefits?

Manuka honey: Contains Hydrogen Peroxide which has Antibacterial action. It also contains Methylglyoxal which serves same purpose. ...Read more

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Is honey good for you?

Qualified yes: Honey is good for you in moderation - if you aren't diabetic or pathologically overweight. ...Read more