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appalachiablue Aug 2020 OP
hlthe2b Aug 2020 #1
fleur-de-lisa Aug 2020 #10
marybourg Aug 2020 #2
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #3
hlthe2b Aug 2020 #12
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #15
hlthe2b Aug 2020 #16
Igel Aug 2020 #20
Binkie The Clown Aug 2020 #4
appalachiablue Aug 2020 #5
Arkansas Granny Aug 2020 #7
Midnightwalk Aug 2020 #8
Freedomofspeech Aug 2020 #9
Mazeltov Cocktail Aug 2020 #17
Mazeltov Cocktail Aug 2020 #19
happybird Aug 2020 #6
murielm99 Aug 2020 #11
no_hypocrisy Aug 2020 #13
appalachiablue Aug 2020 #14
kimbutgar Aug 2020 #18
mitch96 Aug 2020 #21
Aristus Aug 2020 #22

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:39 PM

1. Honey in hot camomile tea... I've used it for years and yes, it works.

Not for infants, though, Moms (Botulism risk)

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:11 PM

10. I put it in hot Chai tea. Yummy!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:41 PM

2. Since antibiotics have no effect on the cold virus,

I imagine anything must be better. While I rarely get a cold, maybe every 7-8 years, hot tea with honey has always been a big help.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:41 PM

3. I keep honey in the couse for coughs & irritated throats, but a sub for abxs?

No.

Honey is very soothing to an irritated throat, but not a sub for antibiotics. Not imo.

Ty for posting.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:17 PM

12. Colds & sore throats are almost always viral. Antibiotics not only don't treat viruses, but add to

antibiotic resistance when used inappropriately, such as for flu and colds, not to mention being detrimental to your gut bacteria. So, yes.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:31 PM

15. I would never use abxs for cold or flu

Abxs only treat bacterial infections. 👍

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:34 PM

16. But, that was the context for the honey...

right? I thought you were questioning its use, rather than abx?

Nonetheless, a big for honey

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:50 PM

20. Yeah.

It reduces the OP to clickbait.

Oxygen is much better for breathing than trout.

If you're thirsty, whiskey is better than polyethylene.

If you have a sore throat, honey is better than antibiotics.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:42 PM

4. When I was younger, I used to use brandy.

Didn't help the cold at all, but after a couple snorts I really didn't give a damn.

Now days I go with chamomile and honey.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:44 PM

5. +1

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:53 PM

7. I've always said if you can't kill the germs, at least show them a damn good time.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:59 PM

8. Hot tea whiskey honey

Maybe lemon. Even makes hypochondriacs feel better

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:02 PM

9. Have used that forever if I get a cold.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:36 PM

17. I put 🍯 in the brandy ... same outcome.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:47 PM

19. I put 🍯 in the brandy ... same outcome.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 05:49 PM

6. I treated pink eye with honey, once

years ago, when I was down and out. It burned like hell but cured my pink eye in 2 days. It was local honey, not from a squeeze bear.

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Response to happybird (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:12 PM

11. Local honey is the best.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:19 PM

13. But it has to be REAL honey, not the stuff from the supermarkets.

China is now "manufacturing" honey which is honey-flavored sugar syrup, IOW, a fraud.

Get it from your healthfood store, farmers market, a beekeeper.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:28 PM

14. True, I've also read that some products sold as honey

are partially or totally corn syrup. (GMO).

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 06:46 PM

18. Whenever I get a cold I drink this honey citron citrus tea in a large jar I buy it from Costco.

You can add hot or cold water and it is very tasty. When I was sick in January with this weird flu (which might have been A early version of COVID 19) it made me feel better. And as a hot toddy in the evening added with a little brandy Helped! Drop a spoonful in hot or cold water and enjoy.

Outside of Costco one can find it in an Asian market.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 07:47 PM

21. Yup, SOP when I had a cold and sore throat when I was a kid. I do the whiskey thing now also

Then again I can't remember the last time I had a cold or sore throat...
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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2020, 01:16 PM

22. No fucking shit!

Antibiotics don't do anything for colds because colds are viral in nature, and not caused by bacteria. There is no cure for the common cold, and the best, and really only, treatment is symptomatic.

I can't believe I still get patients in my exam rooms who are surprised when I diagnose them with the common cold and don't offer them an antibiotic. It's everything I can do not to sigh heavily and explain why.

They are getting rarer, though. One benefit to treating a patient population with a built-in communications grapevine (the homeless), is that word gets out on the street pretty quickly that I won't prescribe a Z-pack for your little sniffle, Ativan for your jitters, or oxycontin for your boo-boos.

I know science is in an 18-round Texas cage-match for the unified belt right now, up against misinformation, fake news, superstition, and conspiracy theories. But I'm going to continue to use science in my clinic visits. I've got the positive clinical outcomes to prove it.

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