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Can I Use Eucalyptus Essential Oil With A Eucalyptus Pollen Allergy?

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If my son is allergic to eucalyptus pollen, does that include eucalyptus essential oil?

People with an allergy to eucalyptus pollen react to specific allergens in the pollen. Eucalyptus essential oils can also contain these allergens. They can trigger allergic reactions in some of these individuals.

Specific factors that determine if a reaction may happen include:

  • Amount of allergen in the essential oil
  • The person’s allergic sensitivity to eucalyptus allergens

The relationship between allergies to eucalyptus tree pollen and essential oils can vary from person to person. Reactions to these essential oils may include:

Meet with an allergist. If needed, they’ll do an evaluation and allergy testing. They can recommend whether to use eucalyptus essential oils or if other alternatives would be more appropriate.

Allergy, Pollen Allergy, Tree Pollen Allergy
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John M. James, MD, is a board-certified allergist. He is also President of Food Allergy Consulting and Education Services, LLC. He has worked as a medical specialist in the field of allergy, asthma, and immunology for over 30 years. Dr. James received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Tennessee. He is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology.

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