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Old 12-05-2004, 08:09 PM   #1
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Raweed and Chamomile connection?

I have heard chamomile and ragweed cross-react. Anyone know if this is true? Many sources say that although it is a possibility, it does not happen to everyone. Anyone here allergic to ragweed who is also allergic to chamomile? Anyone here allergic, but can drink chamomile without any problems? I'm curious b/c many skin care products are including chamomile lately, and I am wondering if I should be avoiding it.

 
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Old 12-06-2004, 07:49 AM   #2
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Re: Raweed and Chamomile connection?

These two plants are related and can cause the same reactions. I have not experienced it first hand because I stay away from it. However, I have heard of others who have had a reaction to drinking tea with the plant in it.

 
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:27 PM   #3
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Re: Raweed and Chamomile connection?

Chamomile and ragweed are from the same family. I avoid all chamomile products as I have a severe ragweed allergy.

 
Old 12-09-2004, 02:54 PM   #4
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Re: Raweed and Chamomile connection?

But have either of you actually suffered a bad reaction or do you avoid it "just in case?"

 
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Re: Raweed and Chamomile connection?

I have so many allergies it is hard to attribute any reaction to one thing. I avoid chamomile since it is in the ragweed family.

 
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