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Can someone have antibodies to nicotine and be allergic to it?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No antibodies

Nicotine is too small a molecule to stimulate antibody production so allergic antibody mediated reactions to nicotine aren't possible.
Nicotine patches can produce contact allergies mostly due to chemicals in the adhesives. Inhaled (snuff) or chewed tobacco products can produce allergic antibodies and allergic reactions, due to large molecules in the tobacco leaves.

In brief: No antibodies

Nicotine is too small a molecule to stimulate antibody production so allergic antibody mediated reactions to nicotine aren't possible.
Nicotine patches can produce contact allergies mostly due to chemicals in the adhesives. Inhaled (snuff) or chewed tobacco products can produce allergic antibodies and allergic reactions, due to large molecules in the tobacco leaves.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Dr. Martin Ostro
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not reported

Although theoretically possible to be allergic to most substances, allergy to nicotine has not been reported.

In brief: Not reported

Although theoretically possible to be allergic to most substances, allergy to nicotine has not been reported.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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