Can I Be Allergic to CBD?

Allergies to CBD are rare, but not impossible. It’s also possible to experience allergic reactions from other ingredients in CBD products — such as the carrier oil, synthetic flavorings, preservatives, or other ingredients.

If you’re using CBD for the first time, it’s wise to apply a small amount to the skin first to check for allergies. If, after 30 minutes, there are no signs of redness or irritation, your chances of having an allergic reaction are very low.

Even with this test, it’s a good idea to use a very small amount of CBD first to see how your body reacts before moving on to the full dose.

Allergies to CBD can involve the following symptoms:

  • Swelling of the skin or around the mouth
  • Severe dizziness or fatigue
  • Itchy sensation in the mouth or skin
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Headache
  • Severe fatigue or sleepiness