A 37-year-old member asked:
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I just found out im allergic to olive trees so am I allergic to olives as well?

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Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No.: Allergy to the pollen from olive trees does not cross react with anything in the olives.
Answered on Aug 12, 2018

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