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If allergic to the olive trees, are you allergic to olives themselves?

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No.: Allergy to the pollen from olive trees does not cause an allergy to the fruit (the olive). However, you can still have an allergy to both, but by separate and different ige antibodies. Ige is the type of antibody your immune system makes to things which you are allergic and it is very specific for each allergy.

Answered 6/4/2012

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

No: Olive tree allergy such as european olive tree typically refers to pollen produced by the tree and shed during the spring. The edible olive should not cause a problem in those with pollen allergy.

Answered 11/24/2016

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