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Is is true that manuka honey is anti bacterial?

Is is true that manuka honey is anti bacterial?

Sweet!: Yes it's true: honey has antimicrobial activity & can help in wound healing because it has hydrogen peroxide, a low ph & a high concentration (osmolarity) as well as bee derived antibacterial proteins. Unfortunately the activity is variable. Manuka honey derived from manuka bush of new zeland is one having activity. Care w/honey use is important because botulism spores can be transmitted too! ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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Does witch hazel have anti bacterial effects?

Does witch hazel have anti bacterial effects?

No: Witch hazel is a strong antioxidant and astringent (causes contraction of tissues) applied externally to sores, bruises, and swelling. Based on the components of the plant extract, there are no significant antibacterial properties in witch hazel. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use anti bacterial soaps etc. Or should we expose ourselves to bacteria?

Is it a good idea to use anti bacterial soaps etc. Or should we expose ourselves to  bacteria?

Soap and water: Wash your hands with plain soap and water. There's no reason to use "antibacterial" products outside of a healthcare setting. We don't do our immune systems any good by trying to avoid all contact with bacteria, and regular soap is quite effective anyway. ...Read more

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What's the difference between anti-bacterial soap, regular soap, and soap-free body wash? Do they all clean the same?

What's the difference between anti-bacterial soap, regular soap, and soap-free body wash? Do they all clean the same?

Soap: The anti-bacterial soap will contain triclosan. This is the anti-bacterial part, both contain soap to solubilize the oils and wash away dirt. The soap free probably does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate the main ingredient of soap, but you can look at the ingredients to see the difference. Triclosan is a redundant ingredient and a contributor to bacterial resistance. ...Read more

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I have really bad body odour and I have tried almost all the available anti-persperants and anti-bacterial soaps. My underarms are the major issue.

I have really bad body odour and I have tried almost all the available anti-persperants and anti-bacterial soaps. My underarms are the major issue.

Body Odor: Bacteria that live on our skin are part of the problem with body odor. Trying to reduce their numbers is a good strategy to reduce their impact. One way to do this is deprive them of nutrients- such as sweat-- hence the utility of antiperspirants. Shaving underarm hair reduces their living space. Washing frequently will help, & trying not to perspire too much. It's a difficult prob-hope this helps ...Read more

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Is anti-bacterial hand gel suggested?

Is anti-bacterial hand gel suggested?

For what?: There has been some talk of this leading to increased super bugs but i still use it. ...Read more

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What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

What anti bacterial medicine is best for breastfeeding mothers?

Talk to your MD's: There are several antibiotics that can safely be taken by breastfeeding mothers. There is not one "best" antibiotic. The type of infection being treated will affect the choice of antibiotic. You can always call you baby's pediatrician to verify if a medicine is safe for the baby. ...Read more

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Sulfonamide (Definition)

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