Given a tip by an NHS nurse

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Given a tip by an NHS nurse

Post: # 108738Post mrsflibble
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:26 am

I had to ring NHS direct yesterday as it was impossible to get a dr appointment (or NP appointment for that matter) and soph had had diarrhoea for over 24 hours.
anyway, I had to describe her symptoms, even down to describing what her poop looked like and the nurse said as it was most probably a bacterial infection, one of the best things to give sophie is honey!!!!!!!

not suitable for the under 1s but give one 5ml spoon every 3 hours, plus 5mls after each liquid stool. She also said that starving has been shown to have no effect on diarrhoea and to feed soph if she was hungry which is what I'd been doing anyway 'cos sophie was getting so upset. also, not to cut out milk either (soph not being lactose intollerant and being a great lover of milk).

The only things she told me to cut out until soph's better are brown rice, wholewheat bread, nuts and dried fruit as they can irritate a poorly bowel.

this morning after yesterday's honey doses sophie is bright, happy, bouncy, no temperature and semi-solid poop.
I am astounded, I have been rubbing honey into wounds for 2 years now to aid healing; i have thyroid problems so I heal more slowly than other poeple, honey brings my healing time back up to normal so for normal people it will speed healing up too. I've also been gargling the stuff when I've got throat infections since I was a child but this is just ASTOUNDING.

I had to administer the honey in a baby medicine syringe because sophie doesn't like honey :lol: but if it's in a syringe she assumes it's medicine.

she's beside me now pestering me for bread! hahaha!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 109144Post Ratty
Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:54 pm

Thats brilliant! Really glad Soph bounced back so quickly too :mrgreen:
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Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:12 pm

Wow thats amazing,you learn something new everyday! :toothy4:

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Post: # 109327Post mrsflibble
Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:34 am

I can now vouch that it works for adults too. Both hubby and myself started to get her symptoms, ate a shedload of honey each and are again right as rain. I'm still amazed.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:20 pm

excellent tip. Why aren't things like this more widely known? Because they want you to go to the chemist and buy some drug cocktail!!
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Post: # 109395Post mrsflibble
Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:24 pm

My mum is going to try it for IBS and she's going to get back to me as to whether it works.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 109772Post MrsD'ville
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:15 pm

That's a brilliant tip. I've used honey on wounds too but not recently, it slipped my mind. I eat local honey as a defence against hay fever but hadn't thought about it a more general medicine.

One tip I was given when I had a horrible sickness bug one jolly Christmas was to drink diluted apple juice with a pinch of salt in it, as it helped replace the salts I was losing through throwing up and gave a little bit more nutrition than plain water. Next time I'll take honey too!
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Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:50 pm

I'd forgotten the honey thing until recently when I burnt my right hand and had a wound go septic on my left hand. Honey under the badages worked magic :cheers: .

Rehydration drink: 2 cups of water, juice of 1 lemon, 2 pinches of salt, 2 teaspoons of honey. Sip often. Replaces lost salts like MrsD'ville said, the honey helps settle tummies, the lemon helps the body absorb the water. Also works well for hangovers :wink:
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Post: # 110290Post mrsflibble
Tue Jun 17, 2008 2:13 pm

honey works for teenage spots. My mum has been holding down my little brother recently and smearing the stuff on his face, then removing with cotton wool dipped in chamomile tea. he's clearing up for the first time in months.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 110393Post snapdragon
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:57 pm

Brilliant - theres something in nature for most ills

another one - bananas are also anti bacterial - used on wounds and spots, will draw and heal
also eat (slightly green) banana for diarroea - This tip given to my mum by her indian friends.
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Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:07 pm

mrsflibble wrote:honey works for teenage spots. My mum has been holding down my little brother recently and smearing the stuff on his face, then removing with cotton wool dipped in chamomile tea. he's clearing up for the first time in months.
I find tea-tree oil cream (available from health food stores) is excellent for clearing up spots too.

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Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:29 am

Blimey, the honey tricks were something my grandmother swore by...I remember vividly being fed honey when I had a really bad tummy bug. It was much better than the revolting tonic water my mum used to tip down me! Whenever I was ill I'd be begging to go down to my Nan's house so I'd get honey!
(Better than my other grandmother, my Nanna, whose idea of medicine included daily TABLESPOONS of cod-liver oil and cuts and grazes liberally soaked in neat iodine...argh, I'm shuddering at the very thought of it! I'd have hidden a partially amputated limb rather than risk the threat of the iodine bottle (in use, it seemed from the label, since 1935) coming out of the cupboard......
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Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:38 pm

Honey definitely worked for me! Last Thursday night, straight after the end of my college exhibition I managed to get really ill with a sickness bug all night. In the morning I ate toast & honey because we had a 5 hour drive across to Wales ahead of us! And I had toast with honey every morning over the weekend & my tummy was better much quicker that it ever usually is when I have these sickness things!
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Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:32 am

Going to give this a go today as my youngest has the skitters. Poor thing :(

I remembered reading about it but couldn't remember what the magic ingredient was - luckily he adores honey anyway :mrgreen:
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Post: # 132671Post prawncracker
Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:56 am

great tip - thanks

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