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What Are the Allergy Symptoms to Eucalyptus Pollen?

Updated April 17, 2017

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

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.

Hay fever

Sleeping difficulty, postnasal drip, plugged-feeling ears; nasal congestion and runny nose are all hay fever symptoms that the eucalyptus pollen allergy creates.

Asthma

Those who have asthma may have the symptoms of their disease exacerbated by exposure to eucalyptus pollen.

Hives

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.

Rash

A general rash of reddened skin and sometimes itchiness also occur in some who have the eucalyptus pollen allergy.

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Alicia Crowder is a full-time freelance writer. Her portfolio includes work for Free Press Houston, Nevermore magazine, Public News and online content. She has published one non-fiction book and written book reviews for multiple sites. Crowder also has experience as a technical writer of construction project specifications and computer software user manuals.