Does Honey Help Asthma?

Question

Asked by Margaret Hernandez

Does Honey Help Asthma?

I have a 5 year old Grandaughter who has Asthma,I was told told that honey was good for Asthma,She has a hard time sleeping,I have to give her Breathing treatments.I just want to know if it would help her suffering,She Looks so Scared when her couging is out of control...Plz Help!

Answer

Hi Margaret... Honey may soothe your granddaughter's throat a little and ease some of the coughing, but it will not really treat her asthma or relieve her symptoms overall.

If she is continually having trouble sleeping because of coughing, her asthma may not be under control and you (or her parents) need to speak with her doctor about whether her treatment plan should be modified.

I know it must be hard to watch her struggle to breathe, but the good news is that asthma can usually be controlled, once the right combination of treatment is achieved.

Best,

Kathi

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton