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Can ash cause an allergic reaction?

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  • Avoid in individuals with a known allergy to ash (Fraxinus species), its constituents, or to members of the Oleaceae family. Exposure to ash wood dust in a work environment may cause effects in individuals with sensitive airways. Pollens from Fraxinus spp. may be some of the most commonly inhaled aeroallergens, which change with the season and are usually found during rainy or wet seasons. Ash pollen may have allergic cross-reactivities with pollen from the Fagales order (birch, alder, hazel, hornbeam, oak, and chestnut), Scrophulariales order (olive, ash, plantain, privet, and lilac), Coniferales order (cedar, cypress, and pine), and fruits and vegetables. There may also be cross-reactivity with M. annua (annual mercury), Olea europaea (olive), Fraxinus elatior (ash), Ricinus communis (castor bean), Salsola kali (Russian thistle, tumbleweed), Parietaria judaica (spreading pellitory), and Artemisia vulgaris (mugwort, common wormwood). You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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