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Old 09 May 2018, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by thorny locust View Post
Some pollen does wind up in the honey, though.
Even after 13 years of allergy shots, I avoid honey because I sometimes react to it. I believe the theory behind using honey to "cure" allergies is the same as allergy shots, that by controlled exposure to the allergen you reduce the reaction.

However, since the controlled part is very important, and not all honey actually has pollen in it, I'm dubious about its use as an allergy "cure" (which is in quotation marks because, IMO, allergies are never cured. Your histamine reaction is reduced, but still exists).

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