DIY Sublingual Immunotherapy

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   Posted 6/3/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm pretty sure I'm going to be labeled a bit of a crackpot for asking this, but has anyone here ever considered collecting pollen and administering it to yourself sublingually?

I've managed to track down some recipes for drying pollen and storing it in glycerin to keep it 'alive.' I've got the glycerin, and, I've got a car covered in green pollen.

Insane? tongue

I mean, what I'm proposing is really not that different than eating local raw honey, which seems to have a bit of a following.

I think, for this year, it's too late, but I'm wondering if I can, with drying and storing in glycerin, I can keep pollen viable until next year.

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   Posted 6/3/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not really sure this would work. With sublingual therapy, a small portion gets in your blood stream but I would think the pollen would be too large to be absorbed properly. I know that some would get into your stomach and the acid would destroy it. Allergy shots are more effective because they're injections that go directly into the blood stream. It seems to me that you would have to have a high concetration of pollen in order for this work and even then, it might be iffy.
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   Posted 6/3/2010 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds too dangerous.


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   Posted 6/6/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I have something known as Oral Allergy Syndrome. I never heard of it until one day I ate a raw apple, and my lips and tongue swelled up. I was suddenly allergic to a raw apple. WTH?

The reason? Because apples are part of a family of plants. I'm allergic to the pollen of that family of plants, so when I eat the apple, my body thinks I'm consuming pollen and has a histamine response.

You could trigger a food allergy response if you eat pollen. It's incredibly dangerous.

I would stick with raw local honey, personally, if it's already something you're consuming without getting ill.
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