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  • Julie B
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    The yeast was my first question also, but if it is controlled with the instillation, it is probably ok.

    What an interesting concept. I love "natural" remedies!

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  • darlene
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    Wouldn't yeast be able to use honey as a food and multiply, causing a yeast infection?

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  • icnmgrjill
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    AUA 2011 - Honey as a bladder instillation?

    This is worth a second mention!!! Fascinating study about the potential role of honey in reducing mast cell derived inflammation. - Jill

    The Effect of Honey on Mast-Cell Degranulation: A Possible Role in Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis (#950):

    Mast cells, known for their role in allergies and anaphylaxis, have also been shown to mediate inflammation in the bladders of patients with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). Researchers from the United Kingdom explored the possibility that honey, known for its benefits in wound healing, cytokine interaction and anti-oxidant effects, could have an effect on mast-cell degranulation in patients with IC/PBS if used intravesically. Authors measured spontaneous calcium ionophore A23187 and A23187-induced histamine release on cells from the LAD2 mast cell line, comparing the effects of a range of medicinal honeys to those of control preparations (including a clover nectar, sugar syrup and agents typically used to treat IC/PBS. The honeys inhibited spontaneous and A23187-induced histamine release significantly better than the control preparations (ranging from 60 percent to 100 percent, compared to 40 percent inhibition with sugar syrup, 36 percent for clover nectar and a maximum inhibition of 24 percent with either drug at either dilution), suggesting that honey, delivered intravesically, may provide some level of success to patients suffering with IC/PBS.
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