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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?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Gerald Lee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: No evidence

Oral allergy syndrome is caused by cross reactions between pollen (causing hay fever or allergic rhinitis) and fresh fruit.
According to the natural medicines comprehensive database, there is insufficient evidence that one tablespoon of honey (any form, including unpasteurized) helps allergic rhinitis better than placebo. Therefore i would expect similar results with oral allergy syndrome.

In brief: No evidence

Oral allergy syndrome is caused by cross reactions between pollen (causing hay fever or allergic rhinitis) and fresh fruit.
According to the natural medicines comprehensive database, there is insufficient evidence that one tablespoon of honey (any form, including unpasteurized) helps allergic rhinitis better than placebo. Therefore i would expect similar results with oral allergy syndrome.
Dr. Gerald Lee
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid cause

http://www.webmd.
com/allergies/features the basic rule: if a food makes you uncomfortable, don’t eat it! cooking may help. It often breaks down or alters the trigger proteins so that the immune system doesn't target them. Peeling fruits such as apples may also help some people, because most trigger proteins are in the peel. Canning also breaks down those proteins, so canned fruit may be an option.

In brief: Avoid cause

http://www.webmd.
com/allergies/features the basic rule: if a food makes you uncomfortable, don’t eat it! cooking may help. It often breaks down or alters the trigger proteins so that the immune system doesn't target them. Peeling fruits such as apples may also help some people, because most trigger proteins are in the peel. Canning also breaks down those proteins, so canned fruit may be an option.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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