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Weird Allergies That Actually Exist. Example, semen allergy.
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One of my friends is allergic to snake venom not in the sense of being bit but to exposure to dry venom. We were unpacking a shipment of reptiles from Thailand and all of a sudden he starts wheezing and sniffing. He said, "There most be something "hot" i.e. venomous in this crate." Sure enough there were some rear fanged snakes included in the shipment.
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I don't want to be allergic to water or semen.... o____o;;;;;
haHAHAHA LOL FUNNY

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Psychosis can result in physical changes. They are called somatic signs and symptoms which while not well understood are an example of the mind's control over the body. It is entirely possible for someone's body to appear to be in distress or be in actual distress when there is no physical trigger present.
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Another weird allergy... I'm allergic to idiots lol

I know a person who has to take medication because he's allergic to pretty much everything. grass, sunlight, Etc.
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You may laugh, or smirk in disbelief, but I have a mild version of the first of your allergies - water! Fortunately, it hasnt developed too extremely, as I have heard just how bad it can get, but it is still really unpleasant. Every time I shower, wash my hands, or go swimming I get an itchy rash which lasts for about 2 hours after! It also happens, much to my annoyance, when I get caught in the rain!! There isn't much I can do to avoid showering, I just have to make sure I shower more than 2 hrs before I go anywhere public, otherwise I get the most awful looks as I scratch like I have some horrid parasite! I tend to use anti-bacterial handwashes as much as possible to reduce the frequency that my hands are immersed, & I always have a brolly nearby.
My 'allergy' started about 10 years ago, when I started to notice the rash & itching when I showered - I thought it was the soap or shampoo I was using but it was always there, even when I used hypo-allergenic products. When I noticed that the same thing was happening when I was rained on (I work outdoors, so it happened often), I jokingly mentioned to my lesser-half that I must be allergic to water! When I went online with my symptoms, I discovered that it wasnt a joke - water allergies are real & I appeared to have one!! The severity of my symptoms reached their peak about 2 yrs after my initial diagnosis & I am keeping my fingers crossed that it wont get any worse! I can just about tolerate it at the moment, but I cant imagine putting up with anything more severe!
So, dont laugh, you can believe it, people are allergic to water!!

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Human seminal plasma hypersensitivity is an extremely rare and difficult to diagnose allergy to male ejaculate. Because the symptoms – usually involving burning sensations, rashes, and welts – overlap with a number of infections (sexually transmitted or otherwise, doctors frequently overlook the possibility in favor of more common explanations. The only real signifier of a semen allergy is that the irritations set in within 10 minutes of contact. Researchers at Beth Israel Medical Center and its parent institution Albert Einstein College of Medicine discovered that desensitization works as a rather successful cure. Men and women suffering from the allergy are advised to attempt regular intercourse every 48 hours, and at least one case was able to achieve success after 5 months of this routine.
Link. http://onlinenursepractitionerschools.com/20-weird-allergies-that-actually-exist/

What of this group of allergies is the worst for you or anybody ?


So, if you've got an allergy to sex it means that you just aren't getting enough. Seems legit.



Edit: "I've got a sex allergy, honey. If we don't do it every 48 hours, I'll break out."
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I have a reaction with water. I sometimes have a problem with changes in temperatures especially with water. I get painful skin, like stinging insect bites only there's no rash. It starts from my head and scalp and spreads to the rest of my body. I've found out that its called aquagenus pruritius. See here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquagenic_pruritus

http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/10278/aquagenic-pruritus/case/22715/case-questions


What is aquagenic pruritus?

Aquagenic pruritus is a condition in which contact with water of any temperature causes intense itching without any visible skin changes.[1] The episodes can begin anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes (or more) after contact with water and typically lasts 10 to 120 minutes (average: 40 minutes).[2] The cause of aquagenic pruritus is unknown; however, familial cases have been described.[1][2] Although the condition occurs more commonly in middle-aged and elderly males, aquagenic pruritus has also been observed in women and children. The symptoms of the condition are similar to those seen in patients with other conditions; therefore, a thorough evaluation should be performed to rule out other more serious conditions. Overall, treatment for aquagenic pruritus has been disappointing.


Sometimes taking a shower/bath hurts. Coming in from cold and wet to warm indoors and I'll have an attack. Fulling up the bathtub for a bath and the steam will get me. I can't have too hot baths any more. No sauna or steam rooms and I stay away from hair dryers and hot styling hair styling methods. Once in the summer when I started to sweat it burned my skin. I had to get home and try a luke warm oatmeal bath to see if it would help. The doc just shrugs and she said maybe I should try avoiding baths . Eventually she suggested aqueous cream with menthol. If I catch an attack early enough at its starting point I can use this to reduce the pain and the effect spreading to the rest of my body.

I also have eczema/dermatitis and an allergy to all soaps. No soap for me, no shampoo either nor conditioners or deoderant or perfumes or other cosmetic products make up included.
Posted 3/22/15

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Another weird allergy... I'm allergic to idiots lol

I know a person who has to take medication because he's allergic to pretty much everything. grass, sunlight, Etc.


People should be more tolerant of stupidity. This snobbish elitism (If that's the word) disturbs me greatly. It a sick sort of pride to base your worth on being better than other people.
Posted 3/22/15

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jeffcoatstephen wrote:

Another weird allergy... I'm allergic to idiots lol

I know a person who has to take medication because he's allergic to pretty much everything. grass, sunlight, Etc.


People should be more tolerant of stupidity. This snobbish elitism (If that's the word) disturbs me greatly. It a sick sort of pride to base your worth on being better than other people.


What do you suggest as an alternative for measuring one's worth?
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forkberry wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


jeffcoatstephen wrote:

Another weird allergy... I'm allergic to idiots lol

I know a person who has to take medication because he's allergic to pretty much everything. grass, sunlight, Etc.


People should be more tolerant of stupidity. This snobbish elitism (If that's the word) disturbs me greatly. It a sick sort of pride to base your worth on being better than other people.


What do you suggest as an alternative for measuring one's worth?


Kindness, integrity, helping in whatever way you can, treating others how you want to be treated.

edit* Back on topic, I could have an anaphylactic shock to some foods, but I'm able to carefully avoid them, my other environmental allergies however frequently give me trouble. They are the common allergies; but all allergic reactions are weird aren't they? Everyone else seems to be fine with the poop of dust mites but I'm too sensitive for some reason. Thanks a lot, stupid immune system!
Posted 3/22/15
I knew of a baby girl who was allergic to milk. www.foodallergy.org/allergens/milk-allergy‎ . and I always thought peanut butter allergies were strange.
Posted 3/22/15

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KarenAraragi wrote:



11. Sex

Human seminal plasma hypersensitivity is an extremely rare and difficult to diagnose allergy to male ejaculate. Because the symptoms – usually involving burning sensations, rashes, and welts – overlap with a number of infections (sexually transmitted or otherwise, doctors frequently overlook the possibility in favor of more common explanations. The only real signifier of a semen allergy is that the irritations set in within 10 minutes of contact. Researchers at Beth Israel Medical Center and its parent institution Albert Einstein College of Medicine discovered that desensitization works as a rather successful cure. Men and women suffering from the allergy are advised to attempt regular intercourse every 48 hours, and at least one case was able to achieve success after 5 months of this routine.
Link. http://onlinenursepractitionerschools.com/20-weird-allergies-that-actually-exist/

What of this group of allergies is the worst for you or anybody ?


So, if you've got an allergy to sex it means that you just aren't getting enough. Seems legit.



Edit: "I've got a sex allergy, honey. If we don't do it every 48 hours, I'll break out."


Well is the true.
Posted 3/22/15

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I don't want to be allergic to water or semen.... o____o;;;;;


There always toys for that problem. You can always drink cofee.
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boy i sure am sorry for those who have semen allergies
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Are they really, or did their significant other eat something else they're allergic to? It can be transferred that way.
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