Bee Allergies and Raw Honey

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   Posted 6/7/2007 5:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  I'm allergic to bees, and I'd like to start using raw honey.  Can anyone tell me if it's ok for me to use raw honey without any reactions?

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   Posted 6/7/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
How severely are you allergic to bees? Do you need to keep an Epi Pen handy? Most people that are allergic to bees are allergic their venom in the stinger. Honey is produced by the bee's saliva (or whatever they secrete to produce the honey). If you have severe allergic reactions to bee stings then I would run this across your doctor and see what he/she says.
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   Posted 6/8/2007 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm not sure "how allergic" I am.  I was stung as a kid and my whole leg swelled up, but I didn't have any breathing issues.  My pediatrician at the time said I was allergic and it would get worse each time I was stung.  I grew up w/out getting stung again until I was in my 30's, and by then I was carrying around an AnaKit, used it whenever I got stung, and never had a problem.  It's been about 3 years since I was last stung, and I carry an epipen now.

On reading the raw honey label, it appears there may be bee "body parts" in the honey.  I don't have an aversion to eating bee parts, unless of course it causes an anaphylactic reaction skull !  Maybe it's time to see an allergist for a consult.  Thanks for your advice.


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   Posted 5/9/2013 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
My son is deathly allergic to all be stings he has eaten honey raw and from the store with no problem his allergist actually loved the idea of raw honey for him not only will it boost immune system and had antiseptic properties bus he said may help seeings shots have not been tolerated but talk to ur Dr first

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   Posted 5/9/2013 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd personally consult my doctor before trying....
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   Posted 5/14/2014 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
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   Posted 5/14/2014 5:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd certainly talk to an allergist before eating any kind of honey.
Raw honey can have all sorts of bacteria, so it's not a good idea for anyone.
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