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Golden Syrup Or Honey
Excess is stored: Hi. Excess sugar is stored, either as a sugar polymer (glycogen) in liver and muscle, or converted to fat (triglyceride) and stored. So excess sugar (and ALL sugar is natural) can be "fattening". Sugar is an excellent energy source, and in limited consumption, is OK. Good luck! ...Read more
My son has a painful cough, head, body hurts. He's 5 1/2. I gave him Zarbees honey cough syrup last night, seemed to get worse. What else can I do?
Cough/cold: Please treat pain symptoms with something like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help him feel better. I like your choice for cough med — sometimes though, nothing works for coughs, They need to cough to clear increased mucous. Humidity will often help if irritation in airways, so take him in shower and spend 15-30 minutes in the steam. Push a lot of fluids. If short of breath or high fever, to see doctor. ...Read more
If your child has had a cough for 3 weeks or more, a visit to your doctor is indicated. Some causes may be related to prolonged infections of the lung, ears, sinuses, reflux/aspiration/, TB, asthma, in this age group. Postnasal drip/nasal congestion can be relieved with saline rinses for children.
PRMG Pediatrics fax 858 259 9689 for?s /review of records ...Read more
2 year old has a cold w/ persistent cough. Been giving her a honey based cough syrup, vapo rubs, and motrin at bedtime, prn. It's been 4 days. Check-up?
Cough: Please let her be seen by pediatrician. If she is vaccinated most likely just a cold but to be safe after 4 days you should review with md. ...Read more
Generally safe: Raw honey takes advantage of the fact that honey is naturally antibacterial. Most honey degrades by crystallization rather than decompostion or mold formation. Raw honey is a source of carbohydrate calories so it is equivalent in many ways to sugar although natural food afficionados prefer it as a sweetener rather than processed sugar. ...Read more
Wound salve: M?nuka honey is a monofloral honey produced in new zealand and australia from the nectar of the m?nuka tree. It is very thick. Many believe that it has antibacterial and anti-infective properties and makes a good wound salve although not for the most serious or chronic wounds. Wild honey has been used on scrapes and cuts for thousands of years. Pasteurized honey doesn't work, only raw, wild honey. ...Read more
After 3: It is recommended that we wait until three years of age or about to offer pure honey. Honey cannot be pasturized so it rarely can have a bacterium which can cause botulism. This causes a person to lose muscle function and can cause one to stop breathing. Therefore, not until they can communicate..... About 3. ...Read more
We don't in the US: I know some fare east cultures like to offer honey as a ritual celebration & wish for success. However, there are often spores(seeds) of botulism germs in the product that can grow in a babies digestive tract and cause infant botulism. This can cause paralysis of the breathing muscle & baby can die. We don't offer honey until after 1yr when it is no longer a problem. ...Read more
It's darker: Honey differs mainly by the plants from which the bees collected the nectar. There can be differences in taste, color, and aroma. There are studies showing the differences between the use of raw honey vs pasteurized honey in wound care and nutrition. I have not found any studies making a statement about amber honey. ...Read more
Yes, many benefits:
Manuka honey contains unique manuka factor, a blend of antioxidant phenols with antimicrobial and other healing properties. While more research is needed, there is evidence that it can treat infections topically and when taken internally may help ulcers, gastritis and reflux amongst other conditions. See http://www.Naturalnews. Com/035959_manuka_honey_healing_medicine. Html
for more info. ...Read more
That is fine: We do not known, but if it organic has benefits. ...Read more
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From a reliable source:
Honey for cough: There is no special brand or type of honey that is specifically to be used for the treatment of cough. Any reputable brand can be used for children over the age of one year. Uncooked honey is not to be given to infants < 1 year of age due to a very small risk of infant botulism noted years ago in specific batches of commercially available honey. ...Read more