More than 50 million Americans suffer from one allergy or another. Eucalyptus oil is used to soothe allergic reactions in some allergy sufferers. However, many who experience allergies have the same symptoms that eucalyptus oil relieves, due to eucalyptus pollen.
Eucalyptus pollen comes from the eucalyptus tree. It is an allergen that creates respiratory, skin and eye problems for the sufferers. It sometimes even causes vocal cord dysfunction.
Conjunctivitis is the technical term for pink eye. Some who are allergic to eucalyptus pollen experience this uncomfortable eye condition upon exposure to this allergen.
Sleeping difficulty, postnasal drip, plugged-feeling ears; nasal congestion and runny nose are all hay fever symptoms that the eucalyptus pollen allergy creates.
Those who have asthma may have the symptoms of their disease exacerbated by exposure to eucalyptus pollen.
Raised red welts on the skin that are often itchy, called hives, is another symptom that you may be experiencing an allergy attack from eucalyptus pollen.
A general rash of reddened skin and sometimes itchiness also occur in some who have the eucalyptus pollen allergy.