Disclaimer: The content of this website relating to the uses or application of manuka honey is for general information or educational purposes only and does not constitute, nor does it intend to constitute, medical or other professional advice. Avatar Honey tries to provide content that is true and accurate as of the date of writing; however, we give no assurance or warranty regarding the accuracy, timeliness, or applicability of any of the contents. Visitors to this site should not act upon this information without first seeking appropriate professional advice.Warning:Avatar Honey warns that although honey is generally well tolerated, some people do have allergies. The potential symptoms of honey allergy can include hives, cough, flu-like symptoms or anaphylactic shock. If you have allergies to specific types of plant pollen, you may also be sensitive to honey that is made from bees that collect only from the same plants.Consuming propolis and\/or honey products containing propolis can cause severe allergic reactions.Honey should not be given to infants under 1 year of age, since honey can contain Clostridium botulinum spores and toxins that can cause infant botulism, a disease that can cause paralysis and also be life-threatening. Honey is safe for children over 12 months of age and adults.Doctors and medical professionals have cautioned that home treating wounds and topical conditions with store bought manuka honey is not always a good idea. The store bought product is not sterile like medical grade honey and may contain spores that can worsen the condition. It is always prudent to always get professional medical advice before using manuka honey.