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    After a visit to the GP today, the Dr advised that DD has a 'Post Viral Cough' that could last up to 3 months. She has suggested that I manage this with Manuka Honey.

    DD is 14 months old and has never had any honey (regular or Manuka).

    What are your thoughts about this? Have you given this to your LO?

    Dr has suggested a small amount morning and night along with warm water to drink and steamy baths.

    She currently has a humidifier on in her room while she sleeps. Thanks!

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    I starting giving Ds honey (on Weetbix etc) straight after 12m

    Have you thought about an asthma pump (preventer and ventolin (sp) via a spacer?

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    That manuka honey is expensive

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    There is some evidence to suggest it can help coughs in children (not a lot, but a little bit) http://www.abc.net.au/health/talking...08/3820892.htm It's pretty expensive though. I know a lot of people swear by prospan, which is a herbal remedy you can get at the chemist that is safe for babies. They claim there is studies to prove it's effectiveness. I'm not sure how robust they are though.

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    I thought honey was ok after 12 months

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    Hmmm. I would be hesitant.
    I know Manuka honey has antibacterial
    Properties but I thought it was more for topical use on wounds.

    There has been research that honey drunk with tea or warm water (I guess) helps with coughs. Never heard it specifically needed to be Manuka though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moongazer View Post
    Hmmm. I would be hesitant.
    I know Manuka honey has antibacterial
    Properties but I thought it was more for topical use on wounds.

    There has been research that honey drunk with tea or warm water (I guess) helps with coughs. Never heard it specifically needed to be Manuka though.
    Read the link I posted above

    Manuka specifically has been shown to have anti microbial properties in vitro but the research on use in humans is limited, from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    There is some evidence to suggest it can help coughs in children (not a lot, but a little bit) http://www.abc.net.au/health/talking...08/3820892.htm It's pretty expensive though. I know a lot of people swear by prospan, which is a herbal remedy you can get at the chemist that is safe for babies. They claim there is studies to prove it's effectiveness. I'm not sure how robust they are though.
    I thougjt the prospan was only for over 2's? Thats what the pharmacist told me when I tried to get something to help DS3 who is 14 months...

    The honey thing is an issue in under 12 months due to botulism and a young baby not being able to fight it. I have given my sons honey once they're 12 months old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutmonkey View Post
    I thougjt the prospan was only for over 2's? Thats what the pharmacist told me when I tried to get something to help DS3 who is 14 months...

    The honey thing is an issue in under 12 months due to botulism and a young baby not being able to fight it. I have given my sons honey once they're 12 months old.

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    http://biorevive.com/product/prospan-infant-drops-2/

    Can definitely be used for under 2's- I've tried it on DD under pharmacist's advice several times and she's 23 months. The first time she'd have been 14 months I think.

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    I give my kids manuka honey with a little cinnamon in warm water - we call it honey tea and it certainly helps them with the pesky post viral cough. It's not magic, but it does soothe the throat and helps ease the cough.

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