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Is it OK to eat honey I have a horrible cough and I know I can't really take anything so I was wondering if honey would hurt me
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5692644 tn?1388472314
I've heard honey isn't good for childeren. But I found this from an ob/gyn's website. It says that it is okay to eat honey. I get that question so often from my patients. There’s nothing in the literature that says you can’t eat honey during pregnancy. The spores in honey are not going to affect the fetus, so I would say honey is safe to eat.
I do usually tell my patients to avoid anything unpasteurized, though, only because I feel that it’s not worth taking a chance. I recommend avoiding unpasteurized honey, just as I would recommend avoiding unpasteurized cheese while you're pregnant.
Also, I think a few cough drops won't hurt. My friend used them when she had a cough and was pregnant and her son is fine.
4845170 tn?1369102292
I was told my a L and D nurse to only eat 'real' honey if you are going to eat it. Most of the stuff you buy at the store (in the little bear container or just cheap honey) is not true honey, buy a sugary honey flavored syrup. Make sure if you want to eat it that it says it is pasteurized and raw or all natural!
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you might need the tdap shot. bc you can give it to your baby and it can cause death or harmful things. the shot prevent it so talk to your doctor immediatly about it!
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I have honey everyday. In tea and even just to have around to taste it.it's not harmful.I have a healthy little girl due in two days.just ask your doc.everyone is different.like mtasker said to eat raw while my doc said stay away..it all really depends on yours.honey is safe :)
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Honey is fine.   Just not good for kids under 1 because of botulism spores. Its a natural antibacterial great for a sore throat. Also gargle with warm salt water several times a day is good.
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You can eat honey. We give my three almost four year old honey and cinnamon for colds. You can Google like a honey recipe that's safe for pregnant women and children just in case.
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I ate like half a teaspoon it helped a little but not enough the cold is more severe than that but my doc said I can't do anything
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