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Doctor insights on: Honey Nut Cheerios Allergy Information

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Does eating local honey help with allergies?

Does eating local honey help with allergies?

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 more

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Has it been determined that person can have a honey allergy?

Has it been determined that person can have a honey allergy?

Yes: The components in honey that can trigger allergic reactions in 22 patients studied included: 60% allergic to weed pollen, 75% allergic to dandelion honey; and 41% allergic to bee venom.

A paper from 1992 published in the journal allergy: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/1590566. ...Read more

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Does using locally harvested honey help in treating seasonal allergies?

Does using locally harvested honey help in treating seasonal allergies?

No: Many people believe that local honey will help treat or cure allergies, but this has not been proven. ...Read more

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A few people mentioned eating local honeycomb and honey to help allergies. Is that a wives tale?

A few people mentioned eating local honeycomb and honey to help allergies. Is that a wives tale?

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 more

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Could incorporating locally grown honey into my children's diet, help with their seasonal allergies?

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

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Does honey ward off allergies?

Does honey ward off allergies?

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

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Would exposing myself to pollen in honey making my allergies worse?

Would exposing myself to pollen in honey making my allergies worse?

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

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Can eating local honey really help with pollen allergies?

Can eating local honey really help with pollen allergies?

No: Seasonal allergies are caused by wind born pollens (trees, grass weed). Bees help flowering plants pollinate by transfering pollen from plant to plant. The pollen transported on bees are not the pollens that cause seasonal allergy problems. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could local honey really help pollen allergies?

Can you say if it could local honey really help pollen allergies?

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

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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.?

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

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Does local honey really help allergies/hay fever?

Does local honey really help allergies/hay fever?

No: Local honey may contain pollen, but it is not the pollen that causes allergic rhinitis. So there is no benefit from a allergy desensitization type mechanism. ...Read more

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Can people with bee allergies eat honey? What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

Can people with bee allergies eat honey? What about peanut allergies and peanut oil?

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 more

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My 16 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with oral allergy syndrome. Will a daily regimen of local honey help resolve her allergies?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Honey bee allergy?

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

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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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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.?

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

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Ate honey and tongue/throat mildly tingles & burns for hours after. No other symptoms. Allergy?

Ate honey and tongue/throat mildly tingles & burns for hours after. No other symptoms. Allergy?

Burning sensation: Honey comes in many varieties as far as the taste. All depends on the nectar the bees fees on, is it wild flower, orange blossom, it is possible the burning sensations comes from the honey you had, since it did not last I would not worry about it, I don't think it's allegories to honey. ...Read more

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Is normal cheerios or honey nut cheerios better for cholesterol?

Is normal cheerios or honey nut cheerios better for cholesterol?

Neither: Don't expect any dietary intervenion to do much for your cholesterol or most other health issues. Cheerios are great but you should simply enjoy them for what they are. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there levels of nut allergies?

Can you tell me if there levels of nut allergies?

Absolutely yes: Tree nuts and peanut (which is a legume) are common allergens. Reactions can range from none to life-threatening if one ingests tiny amounts of nuts or other foods contaminated with peanut or nuts. If you have never had any problem with nuts or peanut, don't worry. If you had any reaction, even tingling in y our throat or a rash, see a board certified allergist=immunologist. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more