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If you are allergic to olive trees are you allergic to olive oil?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Tree pollen: Allergy to tree pollen does not mean you will be allergic to the tree fruit or nut however, it is possible for persons to be allergic to both.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

I found out i'm allergic to olive trees, but can I still have olive oil?

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Yes.: Allergy to the pollen from olive trees does not cross react with anything in the olive oil.
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I'm allergic to olive tree, can I still have olive oil?

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Yes.: Allergy to the pollen from olive trees does not cross react with anything in the olive oil.
A 42-year-old member asked:

I found out i'm allergic to olive tree, so can I still have olive oil?

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Just the pollen: If you tested positive for "olive tree" then the test was for the pollen. You should have no problem with eating products containing or cooked in olive oil.

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