Rash on breast after taking royal jelly with bee pollen in honey
(Denver, CO. USA)
I recently began taking fresh royal jelly with bee pollen in honey twice a day during my cycle. After ovulation I noticed a red rash on my left breast after getting out of the shower. It seemed to fade some after a couple hours, but was still there the next day. (Ihad stopped taking the royal jelly a day or two before.) By the next day when I woke it was all but gone. However, I woke early the following day and had a cup of tea with regular honey and then took a shower. After the shower, I noticed I itched all over and if I scratched anywhere it would become red and inflamed. I have no known allergy to bee products and have used honey all my life and have added bee pollen to my smoothies in the past with no issues. Can you become allergic at anytime? And could the royal jelly be activating or indicating an underlying issue with my breast tissue? I hear women who have certain breast cancers shouldn't use royal jelly.
I would recommend you stop taking all bee product's for one to two weeks. If the rash stops occurring, add one product per week back into your diet. (if the rash doesn't stop you know it is likely being caused by something else) Observe if any symptoms return and with which product you most recently added.
As for if the royal jelly could be activating or indicating an underlying issue with your breast tissue, this is difficult to say. Royal jelly is a hormonal tonic and it could be alternating your hormone levels which could be causing a reaction but until you stop taking it for a while and re-introduce, you won't know.
Hope that helps,