OAK

Tree pollen allergen

Oak

Oak tree pollen contains allergens that can cause allergic reactions such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, and red eyes. In severe cases, it can lead to breathing difficulties and asthma.

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About the allergen in oak

The allergen in oak trees is the proteins found in the pollen from these trees. Pollen from oak can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to it.

The proteins in oak pollen can cause allergic reactions which can include symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching and red eyes. In more serious cases, it can lead to breathing difficulties and asthma.

Oak can also cause contact allergy in some people, which means that an allergic reaction occurs when the skin comes into direct contact with the tree or its products.

For people who are allergic to oak pollen, it may be helpful to avoid areas with high levels of pollen during the pollen season, use allergy medication recommended by a doctor or allergy specialist, or perform allergy vaccination (hyposensitization) to reduce the body's sensitivity to the allergen. For people with a contact allergy to oak, it is best to avoid direct contact with the tree or its products.

How can I find out if I am allergic to oak?

A blood test can be used to investigate an allergy to oak pollen by measuring the levels of specific antibodies in the blood that are associated with allergic reactions to oak pollen. The test is called a specific IgE test.

The results of the test will show whether or not you have an allergic reaction to oak. If the levels of specific IgE antibodies are high, it may indicate that you are allergic to oak pollen.

It is important to note that the result of an IgE test does not always correlate completely with symptoms of allergy, and that the test is only part of the investigation process.

If you take an oak allergy test and your IgE antibodies is found to be elevated, you can show your result to a doctor or allergy specialist who can help you with a full assessment and possible treatment.

Tests containing the allergen Oak

Allergy tests

Allergy tests


OAK
Pollen allergy test

Allergy test Oak

  • Can demonstrate whether symptoms are due to an allergy to oak pollen.
  • Measures the level of IgE antibodies in the blood.
  • May indicate a pollen allergy to oak.

295 kr


Pollen check
Pollen allergy test

Pollen check

  • Large pollen allergy test that analyzes the most common allergens.
  • Analyzes and measures the level of IgE antibodies.
  • Gives insight into which allergen(s) may causes allergic reaction.

2 259 kr