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Allergic To Olive Trees
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I'm allergic to any kind of pollen when the trees are in blossom, pine trees, olive trees. What can I do besides wear a mask?
Allergic rhinitis: Staying inside the house during pollen season seems like the best answer. But that's not practical. So, in addition to wearing a mask, do not forget to clean your outer clothes, accessories and shoes before getting back in your house to prevent pollen from being trapped inside the house. Taking a shower will help remove pollen adhering to your skin. Antihistamines plus nasal steroids will help. ...Read more
Yes: Aren't you lucky to have olive trees. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the tree was not sprayed with insecticides or other chemicals, the leaves can be used to make a tea safely. ...Read more
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil can be mixed with both of these things. But what are you using it to treat, as the mixtures are different. ...Read more
The doc told me that I have allergy of olive trees and I started taking (for 2months) Flixonase spray but it's a corticoide I don't want to gain weight?
You won't: Flixonase acts locally, and it's a very low dose corticosteroid. ...Read more
Why?: This combination has no direct benefit in healing a laceration. ...Read more
What are some good topical, OTC remedies for athletes foot? I heard tea tree oil and olive oil really get the job done..
Lamasil: There are several otc creams and sprays for athlete's foot. They are mostly based on an antifungal medication called terbinafine. If things persist, after correct use, you may want to get it checked out by you primary care doc as it could be a different skin condition all together. As per the natural/other remedies I have also heard of vick's vaporub working, along with those you listed. ...Read more
I have a skin tag on my eyelid. I am looking for an effective home remedy. I have tried olive oil and baking soda and now, I am trying tea tree oil.
Unlikely: Unfortunately a home remedy is unlikely to have any effect. Surgical removal by a professional is straightforward and your best bet. ...Read more
Sometimes get what looks just like mild angular chelitis. How 2 speed up healing? Aloe vera, olive/tea tree/coconut oil, listerine, petroleum jelly?? Help!
Yes: Olive oil or any oil will basically chock the lice. But you still need to remove the nets with soft comb. ...Read more
Olive allergy rare: Allergy to olive fruit is rare -- very rare. This is because olives (canned black olives) are treated with lye to extract the bitterness and it breaks down the potentially allergenic proteins. There is one case of a person allergic to olive tree pollen who became allergic to olives, but that is the only one. You are not likely to have any cross-reaction with black olives. ...Read more
Food allergies: Just because you have an allergy to one food doesn't necessarily mean you will have an allergy to others. First step is to determine if you have a true food allergy to black olives or just a sensitivity. See an allergist to get correct diagnosis. If you have a true allergy to black olives might be concerned other olives (green, etc.) would likely cross-react. ...Read more
Hazelnut allergy: Be careful as many nut products are processed in the same manufacturing plant. So if you are allergic to one nut, it may be a contaminate of another product with another nut. ...Read more
Usually not: There is typically no relationship between tree pollen and tree nut allergy in most except the most highly allergic individuals. If you have eaten walnuts without symptoms for many years before you found out you're allergic to walnut pollen, don't worry about it. But if you have severe allergy symptoms in the spring and have never eaten walnuts, you should be cautious about trying them. ...Read more
I am allergic to pine trees, but nothing severe. Can I use pine tar soap? I've heard of its many benefits.
Try small area first: Assuming you have true allergy to pine tree, I would suspect that pine tar soap may cause some symptoms although it may only be mild. You could certainly try the soap on a small part of your skin. If it does not cause symptoms then you should be fine. ...Read more
I was diagnosed as being allergic to peanuts and tree nuts as a child but that was 15 years ago. Can I try nuts now?
Visit allergist: It is much safer to only reintroduce a food that you were previously told you were allergic to after testing and oral challenge in a supervised setting (e.g. Doctor's office). ...Read more
Don't...: ...put olive oil on your skin.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not always: Not necessarily. However, until you are tested for specific nut, I would avoid them all. ...Read more
I'm wondering if I am allergic to peanuts but can eat some tree nuts that I know of can I eat hazelnuts?
Get tested for it: 30%to40% of people who are allergic to peanuts are allergic to tree nuts. I will recommend you consult with your allergist and get tested for hazelnut allergy before you ear hazelnut, till then you avoid hazelnuts. ...Read more
Can you tell me how come some people with peanut allergies which are legumes are also usually allergic to tree nuts even thoug?
Peanut and tree nuts: Since they are usually processed in the same facility or plant, tree nuts can be contaminated with peanut. ...Read more
I just ate oatmeal that says " manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts and soy " should I be worried? I'm allergic to soy
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