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How can honey treat allergy symptoms in children?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Eating local honey -- the unpasteurized kind -- may help decrease the symptoms of seasonal allergies related to local plants. Like allergy shots, this low-level exposure to local allergens can stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies. Note: Never feed a child under one year of age honey because it may contain botulism spores, which produce toxins that cause a potentially lethal reaction.
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