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Does using locally harvested honey help in treating seasonal allergies?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Many people believe that local honey will help treat or cure allergies, but this has not been proven.

In brief: No

Many people believe that local honey will help treat or cure allergies, but this has not been proven.
Dr. Louis Krenn
Dr. Louis Krenn
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Not logical

Bees gather nectar and pollen from visually attractive flowers.
Allergies are not caused by this pollen, because it is too heavy to become airborne. Respiratory allergies occur in response to pollens that are windborne. They come from ugly plants that have.

In brief: Not logical

Bees gather nectar and pollen from visually attractive flowers.
Allergies are not caused by this pollen, because it is too heavy to become airborne. Respiratory allergies occur in response to pollens that are windborne. They come from ugly plants that have.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Anectdotical evidenc

No studies have demonstrated that honey help; however, we hear from some patients of their benefit, while others don't.
In order to have a rationale, the honey has to contain the pollen that the patient is allergic to. It might not be safe if there is enough pollen that the patient might develop a severe allergic reaction.

In brief: Anectdotical evidenc

No studies have demonstrated that honey help; however, we hear from some patients of their benefit, while others don't.
In order to have a rationale, the honey has to contain the pollen that the patient is allergic to. It might not be safe if there is enough pollen that the patient might develop a severe allergic reaction.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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