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

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Dr. William Howland
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Using honey inappropriately could actually pose a health risk for children especially the very young ones.
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