A 46-year-old member asked:
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Being allergic to olive trees the same as olives?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience 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 on Nov 24, 2016

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Olive tree pollen allergy is not common in the us b/c olive trees are not that common. It is more common in mediteranean area.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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 sep ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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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