Did you know…

~ You should never give Aspirin to children. Some Pepto Bismol-like products contain aspirin, so be careful with these!

~ You should never give an infant honey, not even just a little bit on their pacifier.

~ St. John’s Wart can make the birth control pill less effective.

~ Depo Provera should only be used if all other methods of b.c. are inadequate, because Depo causes a significant loss of bone density.

~ You should not use Tylenol or Aspirin while drinking to prevent a hangover.

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6 thoughts on “Did you know…

  1. What does honey do to babies?Does this mean I also can\’t have my beloved Advil when I\’ve been drinking? But it\’s the only thing that works!Aww shucks…

  2. To answer the question above…honey contains bacteria that will make your (under a year) child VERY sick…or DIE! Thank you Katie for posting these things…I DID know, but some folks don\’t…Take care, Carrie

  3. Botulism can be prevented. Foodborne botulism has often been from home-canned foods with low acid content, such as asparagus, green beans, beets and corn. However, outbreaks of botulism from more unusual sources such as chopped garlic in oil, chile peppers, tomatoes, improperly handled baked potatoes wrapped in aluminum foil, and home-canned or fermented fish. Persons who do home canning should follow strict hygienic procedures to reduce contamination of foods. Oils infused with garlic or herbs should be refrigerated. Potatoes which have been baked while wrapped in aluminum foil should be kept hot until served or refrigerated. Because the botulism toxin is destroyed by high temperatures, persons who eat home-canned foods should consider boiling the food for 10 minutes before eating it to ensure safety. Instructions on safe home canning can be obtained from county extension services or from the US Department of Agriculture. Because honey can contain spores of Clostridium botulinum and this has been a source of infection for infants, children less than 12 months old should not be fed honey. Honey is safe for persons 1 year of age and older. Wound botulism can be prevented by promptly seeking medical care for infected wounds and by not using injectable street drugs.

  4. I drink Motts Clamatto to get rid of my hangovers… Unfortuntately, I have not had to do that in almost 2 years as I do not drink that much. Another advantage of not drinking that much is that I am now a really cheap drunk. Give me a couple of beers and a glass of wine and it is good night Warren….As of little kids… keep them away from peanut butter for the first year. Shellfish and strawberries are also bad for them. Cheers!Warren

  5. True that unpasteurized honey shouldn\’t be given to infants or you can get a floppy baby. However, you can always use the honey instead to rub on a wrinkly face as the botox will help with wrinkles.As for the aspirin, if anyone was wondering it has been linked to Reye\’s Syndrome so motrin or ibuprofen is preferred for fevers and pain.

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