Honey Prevents Hay Fever and Other Allergy Myths

From honey prevents seasonal allergies to short haired pets not causing any symptoms, see our list of common allergy myths and the truth about each one. (8 Photos)

Arricca SanSone on Mar 17, 2012 at 4:02PM

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Honey Prevents Hay Fever and Other Allergy Myths

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Moving Will Solve Your Allergy Problems

Truth: Many types of pollen (such as ragweed) and indoor allergens (such as pets, dust mites and mold) are found almost everywhere, so moving across the country won’t help you escape allergies. For example, you may get a break from symptoms if you are allergic to one kind of grass and then move to an area that has different grass, but the relief is short-lived. “Moving doesn’t eliminate your genetic tendency to have allergies,” says Dr. O’Connor. “It’s likely you’ll develop new allergies within a few years as you’re exposed to new allergens.”

 

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