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Doctor insights on: Bee Pollen Allergic Reaction Symptoms

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Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Yes: The pollens that cause allergies are very small, and carried by the wind. Flowers need bees to cross-pollinate, because the pollen is too big and heavy to be carried by the wind. Since they're not airborne, people can't inhale them and react to them. Thus, the pollens found in bee pollen are not the pollens that cause your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Can bee pollen work as an effective treatment of outdoor allergies?

Can bee pollen work as an effective treatment of outdoor allergies?

No: Pollen (bee or otherwise) is an allergen and can elicit an immune response (allergic response). If you have allergies, you should use an anti-histamine or have allergy testing done. Yu can start with an allergist or an ent. ...Read more

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Was considering taking bee pollen supplements but heard if you have seasonal allergies you shouldn't, is this true?

Was considering taking bee pollen supplements but heard if you have seasonal allergies you shouldn't, is this true?

Probably: There are rare cases of anaphylaxis from bee pollen. One problem is that the pollen collected by bees are specific for that colony and area. They are mostly from flowering plants they are not the usual allergenic ones which travel in the air. The reaction is usually from cross-sensitivity between a particular pollen and another plant. No evidence bee pollen is effective for allergic diseases. ...Read more

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Does taking bee pollen really work for getting rid of allergies, or is it a gimmick?

Does taking bee pollen really work for getting rid of allergies, or is it a gimmick?

No: Bee pollen is not helpful to get rid of allergies. Seasonal allergens that cause rhinitis etc are pollens that are wind borne. Bees pollinate flowering plants and these don't cause seasonal allergy. ...Read more

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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to.
I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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Am I having an allergic reaction? I had bee pollen today and my nose tingled, throat itched, and hours after I see hives and white patch by uvula. And a swollen lymph node on neck by shoulder.

Probable: If you are allergic to the pollen, it is definitely a possibility. Needless to say that avoidance is the key.
On the other hand, different bee colonies collect pollen from different plants and thus the reaction may not be universal. ...Read more

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I'm highly allergic to bees. I have become interested in taking bee pollen weight loss. Would I be able to take even though I'm allergic?

I'm highly allergic to bees. I have become interested in taking bee pollen weight loss. Would I be able to take even though I'm allergic?

No problem.: If you are allergic to bee stings you are allergic to the venom in the sting. You are not allergic to any other part of the bee including honey. I am not aware of the virtue of bee pollen for weight loss so my answer is not an endorsement of this unusual recommendation. I'm old-fashioned & believe that weight loss is a combination of eating less, exercising more & willpower. It works for me. ...Read more

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Can I still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if I'm allergic to bee stings?

Can I still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if I'm allergic to bee stings?

Venom: Your deadly allergy is to the venom from a bee sting. That does not mean that you would be allergic to bee pollen or honey. If you are concerned about food allergies, an allergist would be the medical professional to see. ...Read more

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I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

Bees, pollen allergy: Most people with pollen allergy are allergic to wind-borne pollen such as grass, tree and weed pollen. Their seasonal allergy symptoms are not due to insect-borne flower pollen. This bee pollen does not help seasonal allergy sufferers but may have other health benefits. I would recommend seeing your urology md for ed and cpps as it is not related to allergies. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. Other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. I'm reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. Other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. I'm reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Masturbation is not cause. ...Read more

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Is bee pollen gluten free?

Is bee pollen gluten free?

Most Likely: As with any product you have to read labels carefully. What starts as unadulterated bee pollen may be cut with other things. Carefully read ingredients and use a reputable manufacturer. ...Read more

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I am using antihistamine. I want to try bee pollen. Does it gonna work together.

I am using antihistamine. I want to try bee pollen. Does it gonna work together.

Better not: If you do have pollen allergies, it might not be a good idea to try it, and it won't help too, whether the antihistaminic would interact with the bee pollen, unlikely. Check this link for more info
http://www. Webmd. Com/balance/bee-pollen-benefits-and-side-effects ...Read more

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Is the bee pollen helpful with seasonal allergiy I have allergy for tree pollen but only in spring

Is the bee pollen helpful with seasonal allergiy I have allergy for tree pollen but only in spring

People: People that have allergic rhinitis are having symptoms from wind pollinated species of trees (not bee pollinated species). ...Read more

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What is health benefits of bee pollen?

What is health benefits of bee pollen?

Bee Venom: Tangentially related: promising report from washington u of bee venom (not pollen) killing HIV virus: http://bit. Ly/14zdsvu. ...Read more

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How can you eat bee pollen or jelly to boost energy?

Honey: Some persons believe that by eating locally collected honey that pollen contained in the honey will help to make them resistant to allergic plants. (desensitize them). Bees collect pollen primarily from flowering plants that require the bee to carry the pollen to other plants; these pollens are not typically airborne and therefore are not the plants that typically cause respiratory allergy. ...Read more

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Is taking bee pollen good for you? Are there any benefits or side effects?

Bee pollem: Bee Pollen Benefits and Side Effects
For years, herbalists have touted bee pollen as an exceptionally nutritious food. They've even claimed it is a cure for certain health problems. Yet after years of research, scientists still cannot confirm that bee pollen has any health benefits.

en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Bee_pollen ...Read more

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What do you think about bee pollen being ingested? Do you think it's a healthy addition to smoothies and yogurts?

What do you think about bee pollen being ingested? Do you think it's a healthy addition to smoothies and yogurts?

Safe But Careful: It is saie if you are not allergic to pollens, because if you are allergic it can cause hives, shortness of breath, swelling and life threatening Anaphlactic Reaction
Not safe for pregnant women or if Breast Feeding and it can cause increased bleedind if you are opn blood thinners
It is claimed to cure certain health conditions but there is no scientific evidence to support this after years of resear ...Read more

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Is eating Bee Pollen safe? What r its benefits? Will it help in weight loss?

Is eating Bee Pollen safe? What r its benefits? Will it help in weight loss?

Safe: Bee pollen is safe but people can have allergic reactions to it. The benefits are minimal and there are no studies showing any help with weight loss. I would save my money and focus on improving your diet and exercise instead! ...Read more

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What is use of tablets containing bee pollen, granular, honey, stearic acid, silica and royal jelly?

What is use of tablets containing bee pollen, granular, honey, stearic acid, silica and royal jelly?

Unknown Supplement: This is definitely not a prescribed medication. It has nothing in the ingredients list that would have any medical or health benefit. It is probably one of the thousands of fraudulent products designed by herbal or 'supplement' factories to sell to gullible humans. ...Read more

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Will bee pollen cure non bacterial or bacterial prostatis? Have been tested 3 times and no bacteria has shown. Been living with it for 4 months. Cures?

Will bee pollen cure non bacterial or bacterial prostatis? Have been tested 3 times and no bacteria has shown. Been living with it for 4 months. Cures?

Maybe: Bee pollen has been used for centuries as a cure for multiple illnesses;but for my brother or son-no.
And as a 29 y/o female how have you been living with prostatitis for 4 months?
Is this a unique VT thing? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take fish oil pills and bee pollen pills together?

Is it ok to take fish oil pills and bee pollen pills together?

I think so: I probably have probably taken both myself as a physician. Of course it is highly unlikely that the combo has ever been formally studied. I am unaware of any reason why one would expect an untoward reaction. ...Read more

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I'm eating a lot less since I started taking bee pollen because it doesn't make me hungry. Could that be why I feel dizzy and off everyday?

I'm eating a lot less since I started taking bee pollen because it doesn't make me hungry. Could that be why I feel dizzy and off everyday?

Dehydrated: Drink plenty of water, 2 liters more a day (8 glasses with 8 more ounces) and see if you do not feel better. Make sure you are eating enough calories to fuel your body through the day with a balanced diet as well. Eat more vegetables and fruits and maybe a multivitamin and see how much better you will feel. It will be amazing. You are most likely just dehydrated. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Help please. Could bee pollen supplements cause blocked eustachian tubes?

No: There is no evidence that bee pollen supplements would help blocked eustachian tubes. A better approach would be to see your physican about possible causes, and address these directly. ...Read more

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I have been taking the zi xiu tang bee pollen pills for weight loss. It has been helping but I have a lot of diarrhea. I don't why.

I have been taking the zi xiu tang bee pollen pills for weight loss. It has been helping but I have a lot of diarrhea. I don't why.

Who knows: Who knows what's in it and what toxic effects it could have. The only thing that will lost weight is your wallet. Stay away from internet garbage, it won't help you and could harm you. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis. I consume 'aloe berry nectar', 'forever pomesteen power' and 'forever bee pollen' on daily basis. Are they benefitial?

Mesacol: Ulcerative colitis is inflammatory bowel disease. Unfortunately what we understand about uc is that a flare up can occur even while taking medication. The extra supplements you are taking have not been studied and could be harmful. If you want to try a new method look to the nih for any new trials. ...Read more

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I'm currently on gabapentin I also take 25mg zinc and 1000 mg l-lysine I am interested in taking red marine algae&bee pollen are these all ok together?

Unclear: The algae and pollen have not been formally studied with drug interaction evaluations, and the contents of these agents may not have a consistent amount of components to provide reasonable advice to you. The best thing to do is to get the product component sheets for these products and visit your pharmacist or health care provider to discuss if anything in either could cause an issue. ...Read more

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I am using bee pollen and I read on the internet that it has hormones like androgen, progesterone, . .. Is it ok to take it when I am on accutane?

Bee pollen has: No hormones, or anything else of medical value. It's a waste of money and can be dangerous in some sensitive and allergic people. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more