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Does olive oil irritate the skin?

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Olive oil has been reported to cause contact allergy in some individuals, although which component causes olive oil to be irritating could not be found. However, it was proposed in a 1997 study in the journal Contact Dermatitis that olive oil is a very weak irritant in general, but bears relevant irritant capacity when applied to patients with venous insufficiency and associated eczema of the lower extremities. more
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