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Honey could handle illnesses just as well as antibiotics

Does honey work better than antibiotics?
Posted at 9:37 PM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 22:40:06-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A little bit of honey might help fight off a sore throat and other ailments just as well or better than antibiotics.

Scientists reviewed more than 1,700 cases. They found honey helped fight off symptoms of sore throat, cough and runny noses. And in some cases, doctors found honey reduced symptoms by a day or two. They say honey can be a helpful alternative because it is less expensive than most medications, it’s readily available and has little or no side effects.

They do remind people that honey should not be given to children under 1 year old.