honey allergy?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by charmd2, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. charmd2

    charmd2 New Member

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    Had peanut butter and honey toast for breakfast this morning. Honey came off the hive Tuesday and this is my first "real" sample of it. My tongue is tingling and slightly numb.

    This is a super odd occurance for me. After much googling it sounds an allergic reaction. So more googling. Unfortunately. Or fortunately? It seems only posts concerning relief from allergies are the top results.

    So are there any floral nectar types that may contribute to a tingly tongue?
    I would hate to go in anaphalactic shock by trying it again if it is an allergy? Maybe it is the peanut butter? (Not allergic to much of anything that I know of)

    Ideas?
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Never heard of that one before, sure hope you do not have allergies.
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Charla, this being fresh honey could you blam it on the quantity and not the quality. :mrgreen: Just kidding, some people are allergic to peanuts. Jack
     
  4. charmd2

    charmd2 New Member

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    I don't know Jack.. it was really weird and went away after benedryl. I think I am going to try just toast with butter and honey tomorrow. Eliminate if it is an allergy.
     
  5. afterburn001

    afterburn001 New Member

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    Try is by itself, just a drop on your tongue.
     
  6. charmd2

    charmd2 New Member

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    Mark when I get home from work tonight I may do that. Some liquid benedryl at hand just in case. hoping it is a one time occurance and I never figure it out. Lol.
     
  7. milapostol

    milapostol New Member

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    I am wondering if the honey you ate contained a nectar from a toxic to human plant. I've heard that around here, California buckeye is toxic.
     
  8. Murrell

    Murrell New Member

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    Some years my honey has more of a tang to it then others.

    Murrell
     
  9. Murrell

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    One question if I may;
    Is this the first raw, unfiltered,{high pressure} unheated honey you have eaten.

    Murrell
     
  10. charmd2

    charmd2 New Member

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    Murrell no.. this iss my fourth year as a beek. This isn't even the first honey off this year. Tried some more about an hour ago and the exact same response. Lips numb and tongue tingling. Almost like I would expect a bee sting on my tongue to feel. We use crush and strain. Wondering if some bee venom got in it. No visible bee parts pollen parts or anything.

    I have decided this batch of honey can stay away from me. The kids and hubby aren't having any of the symptoms though. There is something there that isn't agreeable. Hope the next batch coming off doesn't bother me too.

    A gal at work told me its possible I was having an oral allergy. Apparently some foods mimic pollen types in people with hayfever. And fruits eaten during the same hayfever season causes tongue and lip swelling. Not sure. But at this point I am not paying a specialist to check for a possible allergy.
     
  11. Murrell

    Murrell New Member

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    I hate to say this but;
    Go to Wally World and get some Chingchagco honey and try it,

    OR I just thought of something, I'll be in Springfield Sunday afternoon & Monday morning for a carillion ringing at Mo.State. I'll Bring you a bottle of mine.

    Murrell
     
  12. srvfantexasflood

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    I work with a lady that has the same allergic reaction to raw carrots. Those are the symptoms of an allergic reaction. I'm sorry for your disappointment.
     
  13. tecumseh

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    I have been told that mesquite honey can produce a mild 'allergic type' reaction in some people. It would seem to me that the pollen in the honey is most likely what you are reacting too and not the honey itself.
     
  14. brooksbeefarm

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    We don't have the mesquite plant here, but we do have poison sumac? hmmm i wonder. Jack
     
  15. Iddee

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    I don't know about sumac, put I have read where poison ivy makes some of the clearest and best honey ever. AND, there has never been a reported instance of anyone breaking out from it.
     
  16. LtlWilli

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    Imagine that!---Poison ivy...Now I've been really thrown. Who'd have thunk it?...Actually I agree with the allergy posters. It should not do that, so , if not toxified honey, then allergy.
     
  17. charmd2

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    Ate another batch of honey this morning. No reaction. Oh well. This batch just got entirely dedicated to the resell cabinet. I always have more people wanting honey than I have available anyway.
     
  18. tecumseh

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    and yes there is always the option for disposing of you 'bad' honey. <ps any extra you may send down here and I would gladly give it the taste test for free.

    mesquite honey may produce slight allergic reactions in some folks but then again other folks do like the stuff.