Propolis for children is a harmless and especially useful remedy during the autumn season. Let’s find out how much and when it is right to administer it for their well-being.
Giving propolis to children helps to take care of them in a natural way, allowing them to better overcome the typical colds of the autumn season . Although it is a natural and almost always harmless principle, propolis can also have contraindications, especially in subjects more sensitive to some plant substances.
So let’s find out how it should be taken by the little ones and how many drops of propolis per day for children are to be considered the correct dose .
When to give propolis to children: here’s what it is good to know
Although propolis is an ingredient considered therapeutically valid even by official medicine, its intake by the little ones, and in particular by children under three years of age, is always at the center of various debates.
According to some doctors it is in fact a remedy that can cause allergies and therefore it is better to avoid at least in the first years of age. Other opinions, completely conflicting, instead consider propolis always indicated to help in case of colds, gingivitis or other problems.
In the absence of a certain opinion, before letting the little ones take it, it is therefore advisable to contact your doctor, always bearing in mind that influences and small problems should be vented in order to strengthen the immune system.
Having said that, after obtaining a positive opinion from the doctor, propolis is useful for sore throats, colds, herpes, gingivitis, cough, etc. For the quantities it is important to follow those prescribed or illustrated on the package or explained by the herbalist.
Propolis for children: contraindications not to be underestimated
As already mentioned, one of the biggest contraindications of propolis seems to be to push the immune system to a sort of resistance to the remedy which, over time, could give rise to allergies. A thought not supported by all doctors but still present. For this reason it is always preferable to avoid giving it to children under three years of age.
Other contraindications include the possibility of oral ulcers or mouth irritations. Among the most serious and rare are also included convulsions, gastrointestinal symptoms and the risk (not yet ascertained) of renal failure. One more reason to limit yourself to what is recommended by the pediatrician.
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