More than 50 million people in the United States have allergic diseases. But what help is there for those allergy sufferers?
The arrival of Spring also means the arrival of allergy season for many people. That’s because of the mulberry and ash trees. There are some local remedies such as honey and the Las Vegas mix, but do they work?
“Currently we see a lot of people having problems with itchy, watery eyes, stuffy, runny nose, itching, congestion and then there are number of people with shortness of breath,” said allergist Dr. Joel Katz.
When it comes to remedies there are thousands but the two main ones are honey and the famous Las Vegas mix.
“I’ve heard that the honey really helps when you have the coughing or sore throat something like that,” said Alijaah Lemay, Nevada resident. “I know honey is really good for that kind of stuff.”
“We have great Whole Foods local stores here that have bees honey and stuff that you can use and things. It’s really great,” said Alicya Franklin, Nevada resident.
Although honey is produced by bees, allergists say the pollen from the flowers does not cause allergies, instead its pollen from the trees.
“It’s a local product,” Dr. Katz said. “They do something in every market . They’ll be a Los Angeles mix, Las Vegas mix. They’ll have it for every city and people try it and when it’s not working they come to the doctor we give them scientific proven remedies.”
Dr. Katz recommends will then recommend over the counter drugs such as Allegra and Claritin instead. In more severe cases, some allergy sufferers end up getting shots.