Got Allergies?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Zwhaler, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    Being that we are in the prime of Spring, (every allergy-sufferer's favourite time of the year :)) I thought it would be cool if everyone posted what they are allergic to. Simple as that. I have the oh-so-common seasonal allergies, which are surprisingly minimal this year. But on a more serious note, I have a more intense allergy to peanuts. I have had several allergic reactions to peanuts and my throat gets really dry (and depending on how much I eat) it swells up. When I was younger, I used to be allergic to a lot more. This includes milk, eggs, and cheese. That means I was the kid in the class who never got any of the birthday cupcakes. :D But those allergies went away in about 7-8th grade. When I was a baby, I was allergic to wheat :eek: , but that went away quickly (thank god). How about you?
     
  2. iGav macrumors G3

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    *Fixed that for you. ;)
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Yep, I am terribly allergic to pollen, and such. It's horrible.
     
  4. Andrew D. macrumors 6502

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    Spring allergies for me, and if you want to count that I am allergic to peanuts.
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I have pretty mild seasonal allergies, though they were pretty wicked this year. I had a phlegmy, disgusting cough for over a month.
     
  6. MacNut macrumors Core

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    grass
    pollen
    trees
    ragweed
    animal dander:eek:

    Years of allergy shots worked nicely tho.
     
  7. emw macrumors G4

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    I have seasonal allergies of some sort, though I've never tried to sort out exactly what since they're pretty mild.

    And penicillin.

    And caffeine.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    my allergies are acting up pretty bad this year. but i've never technically been diagnosed as having 'em. (don't like doctors) but its survivable. :)
     
  9. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    32 years old and I got hayfever for the first time last year. :(

    And I'm allergic to something in my anti-mildew shower spray: makes me sneeze uncontrollably the second I spray it. Irony dictates I'm probably allergic to mildew too.
     
  10. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    sometimes i sneeze a little from the pollen, but it usually doesn't bother me very much.

    the only thing i'm really allergic to is Poison Ivy
     
  11. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    I'm one of the lucky ones. Just penecillin for me. Only had to go through that once :p .
     
  12. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    Dust
    Pollen (i just sneeze non stop)
    Dust
    some animals (some dogs i am allergic to, some I am not)
    Dust (are you getting it yet? :) )
     
  13. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Seasonal stuff. I get miserable around this time of year. Particularly because I also enjoy geocaching (e.g. hiking in the woods a lot). Typically when you go to find a geocache, you visit the website (www.geocaching.com), print up a listing for a cache nearby you intend to find, and go get it.

    And so it was one day in late April last year, I was with a few friends and we walked into the woods for a short hike (1/4 mile) to find a cache. Actually, we had planned to find 3 or 4. But over the course of the walk my nose started to bother me more and more, and I realized I had not brought any Kleenex with me. Neither did my friends. I did the best I could but it was just not letting up.

    Then I realized I had my printed paper listing in my pocket...

    I decided to go back to the car and go home after one successful find. My friends went on without me.

    As for food allergies, I believe I am allergic to eggplant, raw carrots, and macadamia nuts. All give me an itchy feeling "inside' my throat or lips. Which is supremely annoying because all are foods I enjoy eating. (Edit: this is more properly diagnosed as a food intolerance and not an allergy. Phew.)
     
  14. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I'm allergic to dust mites, mold, mildew and any pets with fur. Lastly, I'm most allergic to liquid milk. I can have it in cheese, ice cream and pretty much anything that doesn't have liquid milk in it. Strange I know but even the doctors and allergists don't know why.
     
  15. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I am allergic to Poison Oak, Pollen, or something else that is out right now. I also am slightly allergic to cats, but I have two of them, and it doesn't bother me too much.
     
  16. SkyBell macrumors 604

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  17. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    If it floats in the air, I'm allergic to it. :eek:

    Other than than, I'm not allergic to anything. :D
     

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