In this Article
- What other names is Honey known by?
- What is Honey?
- How does Honey work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Honey.
Do not use raw honey in infants and young children under 12 months of age due to the chance of botulism poisoning.
Do not use honey if:
- You have pollen allergies due to the chance of allergic reactions.
- For cough: 2.5-10 mL (0.5-2 teaspoons) of honey at bedtime.
- For the treatment of burns and wounds: Honey is applied directly or in a dressing. The dressings are usually changed every 24-48 hours, but are sometimes left in place for up to 25 days. The wound should be inspected every 2 days. When used directly, 15 mL to 30 mL of honey has been applied every 12-48 hours, and covered with sterile gauze and bandages or a polyurethane dressing.
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