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Can I use manuka honey to treat my chronic sinusitis? What is the recipe for the rinse? Thank you.

Can I use manuka honey to treat my chronic sinusitis? What is the recipe for the rinse? Thank you.

Yes: You can use manuka honey only if you have had surgery. Otherwise, the irrigation will not reach the sinus cavities... It will just run through the nose. The same for any nasal rinse. If you have had surgery, the sinus cavities are open to the nasal cavity and the rinse can get into the sinuses. ...Read more

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Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

Is it good to use manuka honey and lemon juice for acne?

Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read more

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I heard use manuka honey as a mask can speed up healing process and possibly kill acne bacteria?

I heard use manuka honey as a mask can speed up healing process and possibly kill acne bacteria?

Forgive my frankness: Whoever told you that "natural is better" did you a profound disservice. Painting your face with honey isn't suitable for a grown man when all acne can be managed by today's scientific rx. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your physician; a trial of topical Clindamycin / retinoic acid or a move straight to oral tetracycine or even stronger will work. ...Read more

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What brand or kind of honey can I use to treat coughing, for my child?

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

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Can I use honey to remove milia?

Can I use honey to remove milia?

Honey for skin: It certainly won't hurt you, but may not help. Possibly worth a try, let us know how it turns out for you! ...Read more