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Honey Allergy In Children
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
Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?
Not at all: It is a common misconception that eating local honey helps allergies. Local honey contains pollen from local flowers. People generally have little exposure to and aren't allergic to flower pollen (except florists). Wind pollinated trees, grasses and weeds which release huge amounts of pollen cause most allergies. Eating pollen has no effect on allergies though holding pollen under the tongue may. ...Read more
Can't hurt, no proof: If no harm in trying, why not? Some, not everyone, report improvements with "natural" remedies. It may be a placebo effect. There is no peer-reviewed published evidence for honey and allergies. For seasonal (pollen) allergies, take appropriate antihistamines. If you have shell fish or bee sting allergies, always keep an epi pen on you. Don't substitute honey/combs in place of prescribed meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do if my teacher told me a teaspoon of local honey will help allergies go away. Is it true?
No: Although some theorize that the pollen collected locally would help allergy, the fact is that each colony of bees usually collects only from a certain flower. Since flowering plants' pollen are not airborne, they don't usually sensitize people. What you get from honey is mostly sugar and even if does contain protein allergens , the protein is not from the right plant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: There is little published research on whether local honey reduces allergy symptoms. It may serve as a type of oral immunotherapy, which may soon be available for grass pollens allergy. It certainly is safe, but i would suspect that a non-sedating antihistamine (claritin, allegra, (fexofenadine) etc.) will be more effective. ...Read more
No: Most honey especially if processed does not have pollen in it. Raw honey does have pollen and bee parts but the pollen isn't necessarily the same as the pollen that causes allergy symptoms. Also stomach acid and digestive enzymes would break down the pollen before it could stimulate the immune system. ...Read more
Doesn't work: Taking local honey for pollen allergy doesn't really work. Most honey is processed and doesn't contain much pollen. While raw honey contains some pollen and bee parts, it is not necessarily the pollens that people are allergic to. Allergenic pollens are primarily wind-borne not what bees carry back to the hives. ...Read more
My son has been coughing for the past 2 weeks. I started giving him the homeopath allergy drops and honey water once a day as well as 5ml cofolex Twic?
Better c his doctor: he may have upper or lower respiratory infection, and he may need prescription medications as antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more
I'm allergic to honey is there a way to get rid of the allergy or should I just eat it and let my body get used to it. I get lbp when I eat it. ?
C an allergist: 25 years an allergist, nvr seen honey allergy. Allergy to an allergist means a specific immune reaction. Does lbp mean "low blood pressure"? Certainly anaphylaxis is associated with low blood pressure, but I would think you'd volunteer more details. If, in fact, you truly have honey allergy, don't eat except under controlled conditions in a medical setting prepared for the worst. See an allergist. ...Read more
Yes: There is no bee venom in honey, so it can be safely eaten by people allergic to bees. There is not supposed to be any peanut protein in peanut oil, but there may be if it wasn't carefully manufactured. If you have had a life-threatening reaction to peanut, i wouldn't recommend betting your life on whether the peanut oil is pure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 16 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with oral allergy syndrome. Will a daily regimen of local honey help resolve her allergies?
No: Bees collect pollen, but not from the plants that cause typical allergy problems. Oral allergy is most often caused by cross-reactivity of some raw foods with pollens like ragweed, birch tree, mugwort (a weed), or grass. These pollens are unlikely to be in honey. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Venomous insect: A honey bee is a type of venomous stinging insect. Allergy to it's sting can cause itching all over body), hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, nausea/vomiting, low blood pressure, and passing out. If you have ever had any of these symptoms after being stung, see an allergist for further evaluation. If itching or swelling just localized to sting - likely not allergy. ...Read more
No: This is not going to work.Get a more detailed answer ›
I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?
I have an allergy to honey (pure and processed) and was wondering if something like quercetin works to get rid of it. I also am vegetarian and have had a kidney stone before. ?
Here are some ...: Known to us, the underlying causes for allergy and kidney stone are associated with personal constitutional factors which usually can not be cured but just be modified so to minimize the recurrence. Without knowing what are specific factors for your allergy or stone, just practice moderation in eating, drinking, and exercising in addition to avoiding the already known factors through experience... ...Read more