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Doctor insights on: Bee Pollen Allergies

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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

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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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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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I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

Bee pollen : The thought is that the local honey will contain properties that can help make you less allergic to plants and trees in your local area ...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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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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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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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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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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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