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Pine Tree Disease
Asthma or fibrosis: Plicatic and abietic acids from cedar and pine resin cause direct damage to human epithelial cells and chronic exposure can lead to either occupational asthma or (if the worker's response is worse) can lead to pulmonary fibrosis. Woodworker's lung is the name for the fibrosis associated with the chronic inhalation of pine or cedar dust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very possibly: Pine nuts are a type of tree nut and contain many of the same proteins as other tree nuts. It is very likely that you could have a problem with pine nuts if you have allergy to other tree nuts. ...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 have a cold prickling sensation in my hands. Sometimes its the left , sometimes the right and sometimes both. It feels like a wet pine tree?
Could be the neck: Sounds like you are having irritations of the nerves. The possibilities include neck spine stenosis causing entrapment of the spinal cord. It will cause symptoms as you described. It may also be neuropathy, a irritation of the nerves from conditions such as diabetes. If you have persistent problems, and if it is progressive, please get evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more
Im 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
I was spreading mulch yesterday. I did wear gloves, but had to get under pine trees. I have red bumps all over forearm.no itch but they look blistered?
Sensitivity rash: Sounds like either skin irritation or contact dermatitis (example is poison ivy, but many natural causes can exist). Be sure to wash all clothes, bedsheets, or anything else you may have been in contact with before showering (small amounts of resin can cause persistent activation). If it does not appear infected, then hydrocortisone may help. If not improved in a few days, may need examination. ...Read more