Introduction:I was exposed to eucalyptus all my life, so I never though of being allergic to eucalyptus pollen. When I was growing up eucalyptus was a common part of floral decorations and many crafts, so it was all over my families home. It was not till I was 16 and a dried eucalyptus plant fall on me in a Hobby Lobby store that I started having major allergic reactions when near eucalyptus. At first I just thought I was having a allergic reaction to something but did not know what it was. It was not till repeat exposures that the link between my allergic reaction and eucalyptus was made.
Eucalyptus pollen is a allergen that can create respiratory, skin and eye problems to those allergic. It has also been know to cause vocal cord dysfunction. Below five top signs that you are having a allergic reaction to eucalyptus pollen.
Those having a allergic reaction to eucalyptus may develop a rash that creates patches of red, itchy bumps all over the body. In my experience the rash is usually the first symptom to appear and the last symptom to disappear.
Individuals allergic to eucalyptus pollen who already have asthma may experience greater asthmatic symptoms when exposed to eucalyptus pollen. Asthma suffers who was just exposed to eucalyptus and are having trouble coming down from a asthma attack should consider medical attention. Eucalyptus pollen has been known to make asthma attacks stronger and last longer.
When around eucalyptus polen, suffers may feel like they are getting pink eye. The eyes become red and swollen. Eyes can start to discharge a thick yellow substance. Eyes may burn and create a abundant amount of tears.
Suffers can form hives when having a allergy attack from eucalyptus pollen. Hives are red pumps on skin that can create a burning or itching feeling on the surrounding skin.
Those with the eucalyptus pollen allergy may have trouble getting to sleep after exposure. They may experience nasal congestion and feel as if their ears are plugged.
Note: This is not meant to be medical advice. Many of these symptoms can also be symptoms of other allergic reactions or medical conditions.
Those allergic to eucalyptus pollen should also avoid using products with eucalyptus in it. Many products labeled as natural that help with colds and softening skin include eucalyptus oil.
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