By Christy Cushing; September 3, 2014; From grocery stores to cosmetic counters, skin care is not care at all. Not much is known about sunflower allergy. I don't know the answer about sunflower oil, but I did a search and found several formulas of cat food formulated for cats with food allergies that advertised that they didn't have sunflower oil. This includes avoiding oil processed from nuts and seeds. Most of its anti-inflammatory benefits come from Vitamin E and omega-6 fats (linoleic acid). Read More 0. Sunflower oil also has great anti-inflammatory properties. ;kin testing Hisiamine Saline Sunflower seed extract (commercial) Sunflower seed extract (causative seeds) Refined sunflower oil Cold-pressed sunflower oil Intradermal (0.02 ml) Refi.led sunflower oil You can use sunflower oil for your skin in many ways. You can find nuts and seeds used as garnishes in salads, as ingredients in Asian and Indian dishes and as ice cream toppings. Forms of aromatherapy, massage and skin “treatments” traditionally known as delightful indulgences often include a rash when you have eczema. Sunflower oil provides many cardiovascular benefits as it is rich in Vitamin E and low in unhealthy saturated fats. There’s a reason why cardiologists recommend that heart patients switch to sunflower oil. Safe, inexpensive, and widely available, sunflower oil seems a reasonable consideration for any patient with impaired skin barrier, so long as there is not a known sunflower seed allergy. Tip: Always do an allergy test before applying sunflower oil directly on your skin. Sunflower oil. Skin test results in case 1 Test Result (wheal size in mm) Prick . Perhaps its an allergy? Highly refined sunflower oil would not likely cause an adverse reaction in those with a sunflower allergy. These patients . Sunflower oil helps heal and soothe the skin. “However, the Oil in Baby SkincaRE [ObSeRvE] Study demonstrated increased skin barrier disruption with both [sunflower seed oil] and olive oil,” 1 she says. How to Use Sunflower Oil. Sunflower oil is not allergenic 409 TABLE I. 1 minute read; Allergy Adventures; Eczema “Natural” Skin Products Loaded with Nickel . Cold or expeller pressed oils are typically unrefined. Sunflower oil is great for heart health. 1 post Read More. Hopefully someone with more cat-nutrition knowledge will be along. “Other popular oils, such as tea tree oil, can cause allergic contact dermatitis. But less refined or unrefined oils that contain the sunflower protein could possibly cause allergic reactions. If you have an allergy to both almonds and sunflower oil, your doctor may advise you to read labels carefully and avoid all nuts and seeds. sunflower oil and found traces of protein, but dur-ing an open-label sunflower oil provocation ... patient was diagnosed with an occupational allergy, based on his medical history, skin prick tests, and the RAST test.14 In 1994, another case of four patients allergic to sunflower seed was described. As such, it can help reduce skin roughness and redness.