There are many misconceptions flying around about allergies, and with false information comes misdiagnosis and mistreatment. Learn the truth behind some of the most common allergy myths.
1. Children can outgrow allergies: True, but uncommon. Allergies are not just a problem for children. In fact, many people who never had allergies while growing up develop them as adults.
2. Eating local honey can prevent hay fever: False. The idea behind this myth is that by eating honey made from the pollen in your area, your body becomes more immune to the pollen over time.
"The problem is that the pollens that cause allergies, which are primarily trees, grasses and weeds, are not the plants bees use for honey," Dr. Maeve O’Connor, of the Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, explained to iVillage. "If you like honey, eat it. But there’s no proof it will alleviate or prevent seasonal allergies."
3. Allergies aren't serious: Many people dismiss those who complain of allergy symptoms, assuming they are just a slight annoyance. Allergy sufferers, however, know this isn't true. Chronic symptoms can lead to asthma, insomnia and even sinus infections.
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