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post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
Hello.
Recently, laying my bare arms on my desk has resulted in a rash developing....just one more WEIRD thing to add to my allergy/irritant list. That made me wonder...does anyone else have weird (or any) allergies? Here are some of mine:
sun (gives me hives)
apples
melon (and I LOVE watermelon and cantaloupe!)
bananas
plums
carrots
celery (all the food ones only apply to RAW foods, because whatever I'm allergic to is broken down by cooking)
yellow-faced hornets
grass
certain trees
RAGWEED (to the point where during my scratch test, the allergist saw the ragweed response and made a face lol)

Those are the big ones...luckily for me, they're not life-threatening (except potentially hornets, have the epi pen, but doubt I'll need it) so I still eat yummy fruits on occasion, as long as I have antihistamines handy!

So, what about you guys?
post #2 of 28
My allergy isn't really all that weird, but I'm allergic to Penicillin.
post #3 of 28
my hands become very very itchy from peeling potatoes.
Does this mean im having an allergy towards it?
Skim milk also makes me go itchy and throw up

The sun although i love it gives me white lumps, i once faited from the sun because it was burning my head. (i have very dark hair)
post #4 of 28
Penicillin-which can be inherited-my mom reacted terribly to it!!
Ragweed
Some raw fruit-I think its actually the pesticides or coating sometime on the fruit-usually melons.
post #5 of 28
I've never been tested for allergies, but I swear something is in the air now!! I've been sniffling and sneezing like crazy!! It's annoying! I feel for all of you who are allergy sufferers!!
post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GailC
Some raw fruit-I think its actually the pesticides or coating sometime on the fruit-usually melons.
It's something IN the fruit itself for me....the allergist said the fruits I'm allergic to are common with my other environmental allergies.
post #7 of 28
Oh Leli, it stinks that you're allergic to so many great foods My only known allergy is to the medicine sulfa, though I have some as-yet undiagnosed environmental allergies (ragweed or pollen or something like that).
post #8 of 28
Penicillin
Smoke
Pollen
Dust
Cats (!)
post #9 of 28
I was actually never tested to see if I was allergic to Penicillin, they just gave it to me when I was an infant with a high fever and I blew up like a balloon.
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talon
Cats (!)
Oh yeah, me too....I forgot all about that one LOL!
post #11 of 28
Don't feel bad I'm also allergic to a bunch of stuff. Penicillian, Sulfa, all anti-inflamitories (advil, ibuprofin, ect), several muscle relaxers and pain meds, bee stings, grass, milk, sea food, pollen and dust. I wouldn't really say I'm allergic to all meat but everytime I've tried to eat meat of any kind I vomit immediately.
post #12 of 28
I've got extremely senstive skin and I'm allergic to alot of things, lots of things in the grass make me very itchy and swell up! *sigh*
post #13 of 28
IM HIGHLY allergic to cats, NO kiding either.

I cant eat a banana without my mouth burning.

Ashely
post #14 of 28
If you can inhale it, I'm allergic to it. Dust, mold, pollen, animal dander, you name it. I'm seriously allergic to Ragweed too. On the back test they had to retest about 4 or 6 of them because the ragweed welt overtook everything around it! (Can't remember exactly, I was tested when I was a kid.) I got allergy shots for many years, and now I'm at least able to function.

I was allergic to the sun when I was kid, but thankfully I grew out of that.
post #15 of 28
OH WAIT, i have to add my first food allergy Red Velvet cake . Oh it was sooo good until my lips swelled and got knots nad still today I have a few knots appear when my lips split from being to dry.



Ashley
post #16 of 28
I am severely allergic to Ibuprofin and all of the NSAIDs.
Lactose intolerant
Ragweed
Dust
Pollen
Mold
Everything in the onion family, but eat them anyway sometimes and then pay for it
My skin is super sensitive, and I'm allergic to most every soap, lotion, detergent, etc...
post #17 of 28
I have always had a penicillin allery, and when I was in my twenties I developed reactions to organic enzyme detergents like Ariel. I also cannot use perfumed soaps or deodorants. And my ears swell up if I try to use earrings that are not pure gold, silver or stainless steel. But luckily I have never had animal or hayfever type allergies.

My daughter suffers very badly from eczema on her hands and body, and though we know she has a nickel allergy, the doctors can't find what else is causing it.
post #18 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by golden_moon_luv
OH WAIT, i have to add my first food allergy Red Velvet cake . Oh it was sooo good until my lips swelled and got knots nad still today I have a few knots appear when my lips split from being to dry.



Ashley

OH NO!!!!!!! That is truly tragic! I LOVE Red Velvet Cake. Even though I have no plans on getting married in the near future I know that I want Red Velvet Cake there. I'm so sorry, you poor thing.
post #19 of 28
luckily im not allergic to any foods, though the only thing is that i cant wear silver earrings, whenever i do, my ear swells up and bleeds etc
post #20 of 28
Oh yes of all things I am allergic to the CATS When I rescued the 10, I already had 2, I kept 2 of the rescued group, had all the others 6 females, 2 males to the vet spayed, nutered, shots and wormed, and am in the process of finding homes for them, so I have been blowing, coughing and all alot, But I won't stop caring no matter what, It's worth it just to see there little beautiful faces everyday, they make my day GREAT
post #21 of 28
Aw Heidi, Stephanie don't come here if you're allergic to Ragweed! We had it pretty bad a few weeks ago... everyone at work was suffering! Don't worry though, I'll come to y'all!

As for me... I'm allergic to Sudafed and like Nyquil and Dayquil. The first one is something my mom noticed, the last two is something I've noticed... it just makes me feel real weird and I don't like that feeling.
post #22 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
I've got extremely senstive skin and I'm allergic to alot of things, lots of things in the grass make me very itchy and swell up! *sigh*
Yeah, me too...hypersensitive skin was what the doctor told me.
I'm even allergic to the allergy tests (I'd test positive for everything) because poking or scratching my skin results in a hive normally.
I'm also allergic to penicilin,
cold water
VH plum/sweet and sour sauce
My guinea pig
chlorine
and I think I might be allergic to feathers as well...or at least their mites (ewww mites)
Oh and housework...I forgot! I'm allergic to housework!
post #23 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by katspixiedust
My allergy isn't really all that weird, but I'm allergic to Penicillin.
You`re not Alone, i`m too same and the poison of the bees & wasps!
post #24 of 28
i'm allergic to codeine, dust, grasses, pollen, smoke, and feathers (as in feather pillows, etc).
post #25 of 28
my allergy is wierd, its my cats I sneeze most of the day and have to take a antiehistamien each day but I will not get rid of my cats thay are worth sneezing for
post #26 of 28
I have a bunch of them, have for years, but since I stopped drinking milk 4 years ago ( I drink soy milk now ) my allergies have improved big time ( the asthma part in particular), to the point where I am no longer allergic to cats....that was a happy day for me! I still am allergic to:
ragweed (big time)
mold
cigarette smoke
most spray perfumes
most chemical cleaning things
rats
milk, onions, garlic
too much dust
strong fake smells-real smells like flowers and essential oils have never bothered me.

I make my own soap and most of my cleaning products and that has improved things significantly. I generally only am bothered if I'm around really strong stuff and and then during the ragweed season I automatically take antihistamines and I'm generally good. As long as I'm careful life is pretty good in the allergy department, although I still have to avoid as much as possible the above mentioned things. I think polluntants, chemicals and milk really compromise the immune system for many people.

And yes, I would be allergic to housework too!
post #27 of 28
I have many allergies but not too many really bother me for some reason or maybe that's what morphed into asthma in my early 20s . I did the skin prick test on 40 things (various grasses, plants, molds, animal dander). I was allergic to 35 of them. Anyway, the only thing that really bothers me much are pine needles and cat scratches.
post #28 of 28
I'm allergic to
ampecillin
penicillin
eurthromycin
anything in the cillin family
bees
dust
feathers

I used to be allergic to tomatoes but I outgrew that thankfully I love tomatoes!
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