Do figs or lavender cause hives?

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Has anyone heard of figs causing hives? I made a fig galette the other day, flavored with some honey and a few bits of lavender (edible variety, not sachet). I've had fresh figs many times. This is the first time I've ever had hives.
 
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What could have caused the reaction is the pollen contained in the honey. ANYTHING can cause an allergic reaction.
 

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Also consider what the food was processed with or even the chemicals used to grow the food.

Phil
 
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I'm sure you're right about the potential honey issue, but I've had honey from that jar before. On the other hand, I don't remember when the last time I used lavender was.

But whatever caused it, cortisone cured it! What a dangerous, seductive drug. It wiped the itch away before I left the hospital. AND it did wonders for my joints, gave me a swell night's rest, the best in years. (I know it's dangers, too. My mother took it for emphezema, it made her bones so brittle that when she took a fall she never recovered from her broken ribs.)
 
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