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Honey Bears Medication
I m NT under medication. I jst apply manuka honey.
My friend got herpes after few day I have one.we dont even kiss.is ths forever? I m worried
Yes and no: Oral herpes is extremely common; most adults test positive for it. Once you get it, like all viruses in the herpes family, it stays in your body forever. However, most people get an initial outbreak & never get it again, or only get outbreaks when under stress. For the few with frequent outbreaks drugs can help. Using topical melissa oil can be very helpful. See http://tinyurl.com/k4rcly5 ...Read more
My 2.5 year old daughter often has a lingering cough 2 weeks after a cold. Can i give her cough medication if yes which one? We just give her honey
Got stung by a honey bee on toe 2 days ago and foot is swollen. Got tetanus shot and medications yesterday but became purplish today. Is it normal?
No: No, I would not say it is normal. It may be just related to the sting, but you may also be developing an infection in that area. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 bacteria 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers