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Yeah well -- really strange start today and with it allergy seasons so to debunk some common allergy -- give you the fact and the fiction and joining us now from the fox medically team doctor Marc Siegel thanks for joining us -- -- -- not a very very first of all you will outgrow your allergies is that true or false.
That is the number one myth especially hay fever very few people actually -- -- -- Swedish study showed that 99% still have it.
It improves so over the years you can get better -- that.
But you don't get rid of it.
Secondly regular injections can ease allergies is this fact or fiction.
You know that's totally true penny in and we don't use those enough in the United States but the truth is -- isn't a lot in Europe.
They're very good with insects.
But -- used -- insect bites and there were also very good with -- -- -- the same behavior -- talking about you should consider allergy shots if you have a very bad.
Version of it but you need an -- to do it and they got to go about it the right way.
Right and is also called immunotherapy for people who see that look up on Google what are right.
If you don't have allergies as a child you don't have to worry you won't get them as an adult factor fiction.
Well that's total fiction I mean the truth is you can actually get allergies as you go on to different things to foods to something around the house people that move people that change.
There what's going on in their bedroom they changed their -- -- -- -- they tend to pick up dust allergies -- -- to -- You can get allergies as you go on.
And also if you how -- a kid and they seem to go away income back.
They can recur and you can get different -- -- you had a secure do you think you're in the clear you didn't have allergies as a kid.
You can get -- later on.
Well so far kind of depressed think so -- -- usually could think that it's the hair on your pet.
That is an allergy and is that fact or fiction it's not.
Here on your pet actually he doesn't so that's more bad news because you can't get a short -- portal and or you're in the clear it's actually in the skin in the urine on the cat.
It's the proteins but not in the hair so.
You can't really predict by all of -- it's all that far that's not what is.
Yeah a lot of people do that it hairless cat our -- or whatever -- -- all right.
And and lastly unfortunately allergies don't killed that's not true what we saw that this week for that unfortunate nineteen year old child.
Who ended up to be dying from half a cookie you know that's really rare and I don't wanna scare people out there but some peanut allergy -- -- something called and a full access is it is increasing its one to 15% of the population and 1% of the time.
It can kill it's of huge outpouring of vote.
Hormone called this to me.
You really have to be on the lookout for that people that are prone for carry something called an epi -- that they can literally inject themselves with if it's happening.
I don't want our viewers to think -- you get this.
But it can happen so you have to be on the alert and if you have a tendency for that.
You have to be in touch with your physician now -- doctor Marc -- thank you as always for separating fact from fiction for a -- a -- -- -- -- there absolutely are.
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