severe allergic reactions.

United States
November 20, 2009 10:11pm CST
so i was contemplating the fact that reeses peanut butter cups are loved by almost everyone except people allergic to nuts. and then i started thinking about the allergies ive known people around me to have that are sometimes very unusual like my fiance is allergic to artificial sugars and a little boy i know to be allergic to a very large variety of foods to the point im not sure how he gets every nutrient he needs to grow and a cousin of mine who is of course allergic to nuts. so i myself have never had any kind of severe allergic reaction to anything and the only minimal ones i have are bandaid adhesive which has actually faded over the years, goldenrod pollen which is pretty common as far as things like that go, and certain metals don't agree with my skin so i can only wear silver gold and surgical steel jewelry. so do you know anyone with and unusual severe or non severe allergies or do you yourself have any? im curious about how many people out there are allergic to certain things.
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• United States
21 Nov 09
I am alleregic to dust and bleach. I wear a mask when I use bleach and a mask when I dust. I am lucky that my husband does not mind helping me clean house so a lot of times he will dust for me. I have no food allergies and neither does my husband. I had a co-worker who was allergic to milk for several years and now she can't stop drinking milk. A person's body changes every seven years so maybe some of the allergies that one has now may end up clearning up later on in life. My husband loves Peanut Butter and I can't imagine how he would feel if he was allergic to it. I think he would eat it anyway because he loves Peanut Butter that much. I remember his mom telling me that he had gone through a phase where that was all he ate.
• United States
22 Nov 09
you are super lucky you have a husband who doesn't mind cleaning around the house with you i'm jealous haha. the info on the body changing is really neat i never knew that thanks :D
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
22 Nov 09
Hi, dracor. I had an allergy test done back a few years ago and it said that I had a very low count of allergies. I have found out that I am very allergic to Sulfur, founds in pills. It makes my skin itch like crazy.. I think that I am also allergic to certain germs.. My skin will itch when I sit on something unclean. I will have to do an Skin Culture test to see how effective my allergies are.
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• United States
22 Nov 09
it would drive me nuts to have allergies like that i am allergic to poison ivy and that drives me insane so much i sometimes don't even want to go outside in the chance i might get it. good luck with the test!