By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There is very interesting news from the meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Many common old wives’ tales about allergies are just not true.READ MORE: Hundreds Gather In Haddonfield For First Major Rollout Of Fourth Of July Fireworks Since Pandemic
Here are a few examples.
There are, in fact, no “hypoallergenic” dogs and cats, there is no true gluten allergy, and you can still receive a flu shot with an egg allergy – they make a no-egg vaccine.READ MORE: Wheeler, Hoskins, Realmuto Lift Phillies Over Cardinals 4-0
The interesting point they make is that many myths continue to be supported by medical experts, spread of anecdotal evidence, and increased reliance on the Internet for health information.
The organization recommends that patients and doctors alike not hesitate to check with allergists if they are not sure.MORE NEWS: Woman Had Several Valuable Items Stolen While Helping Stranger In West Deptford, Police Say
I agree. You cannot trust the Internet in many cases. You really need to know your source.