Sorry to hear about your son’s struggles. It sounds like you’re doing all the right things. For kids with chronic rhinitis and chronic cough, I am suspicious of reflux (GER/GERD) as a contributing factor. Take a look at the articles on this site for that topic. Regarding the precise amount of Manuka honey to use, it ends up being about a tablespoon for an 8-oz bottle of saline. Manuka honey may help reduce inflammation, studies have found that Manuka contains both a strong anti-microbial, and strong anti-inflammatory agents … worth a try.
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This is interesting and I have made a note of it; I had shingles once and it started on my right tonsil and made its way across the roof of my mouth, HORRIBLE. Recently, stress triggered a recurrence, and it shows up where it showed up before. I was fortunate to realize what it was before it became full-blown, but not before my tonsil and part of the roof of my mouth was involved again. Seriously hoping for no more repeats of this, but I have saved this recipe just in case! I had never heard of this recipe, but I had heard of using a cotton swab and Milk of Magnesia (mint flavor) to coat canker sores to ease the pain and irritation.