Can COVID Vaccines Exacerbate Seasonal Allergies?
A convenience Twitter poll raises the question; I've heard anecdotal support; the mechanism is obvious.
This is not medical advice. Please see the full disclaimer at the bottom.
I had to briefly stop my work finishing the vitamin C report (see the preliminary report here) to put together an allergy protocol for myself. I believe my allergies are >90% gone now and that the protocol is working, and I will write it out for you tomorrow morning.
Tonight, just a brief note on whether COVID vaccines can exacerbate allergies.
Months ago, a friend of mine who is a pharmacist said he was seeing very high numbers of people coming in to buy allergy meds reporting that their allergies got much worse after getting a booster. This comes with all the limitations of anecdotes.
Today, Scott Adams launched a Twitter poll, asking “Did vaccinations change your experience with seasonal allergies? Which one are you?” with the choices being vaxxed or unvaxxed, with allergies gone or allergies bad.
While any internet poll has the ability to be manipulated, without evidence of that we should consider this a convenience sample, which is good for a pilot study but not good enough to form conclusions.
There are 15 hours left to the poll, but with the first 9.746 votes the trend is pretty obvious:
Vaxxed are 2.5 times more likely to report allergies bad than gone, unvaxxed are 65% more likely to report them gone than bad.
The point here is not to form any conclusion from the poll. Rather, the trend in the poll is clear enough to make the question worth asking.
So is there a plausible mechanism?
According to this review, one of the primary mechanisms of seasonal allergy exacerbation is downregulation of tight junctions and disruption of the epithelial barrier in the nasal mucosa. This allows allergens to enter the submucosa more easily where they are more likely to generate an inflammatory reaction.
As I described in The Spike Protein As a Pore-Forming Toxin, and Protecting Against Spike Protein Toxicity With Sulfur, Selenium, and Sunlight, the spike protein disrupts cell-cell barriers by downregulating tight junctions.
That is, one of the primary mechanisms of spike protein toxicity is to do the very thing that is known to be one of the primary mechanisms of seasonal allergy exacerbation.
The good news in this is I suspect there will be massive overlap between things that help with seasonal allergies and things that help with COVID vaccine side effects.
I will write you with my allergy protocol tomorrow then quickly return to finishing the vitamin C report (see the preliminary report here).
I am not a medical doctor and this is not medical advice. My goal is to empower you with information. I will not take a position on whether you should or should not get vaccinated. Please make this decision yourself, consulting sources you trust, including a caring health care professional.
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