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12/17/2015 9:39:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I just recently found out that I am allergic to birch pollen. I found out due to eating an apple the other day.

Throughout my life I've always felt an itchy feeling in my throat whenever I ate apples, but it was never anything that persisted long enough to make an impact on me. I would just always note how it was annoying but never put any more thought into it. So, yesterday I'm eating apple slices and afterwards I felt little bumps on the inside of my lips and mouth and that made a big enough impact. The bumps receded about an hour later, but it annoyed me to the point that I had to do some research.

Apparently, the bumps and itchy sensation is due to the birch pollen that sometimes gets on the skin of apples. When I wash the apples, I have no issue, it's only when I eat unwashed apples and it seems this brand of sliced apples doesn't wash too thoroughly. I never have had any sort of allergy to anything before, so this was a pretty exciting self-discovery if I can be honest.

How about you, do you have any allergies? If so, how did you discover that?
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12/17/2015 9:51:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I'm not allergic to any food....

But I'm allergic to metal jewlrey..

I can only wear stealing silver, or gold. Every time I wear a metal bracelet, ring or necklace I just break out in a rash and it gets so irritated it bleeds....my ears have also gotten exreamly infected by metal earnings to the point where I couldn't wear earnings for 2 weeks because they were so irritated from the prior weeks when I wore metal earnings.
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12/17/2015 9:54:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 9:39:36 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I just recently found out that I am allergic to birch pollen. I found out due to eating an apple the other day.

Throughout my life I've always felt an itchy feeling in my throat whenever I ate apples, but it was never anything that persisted long enough to make an impact on me. I would just always note how it was annoying but never put any more thought into it. So, yesterday I'm eating apple slices and afterwards I felt little bumps on the inside of my lips and mouth and that made a big enough impact. The bumps receded about an hour later, but it annoyed me to the point that I had to do some research.

Apparently, the bumps and itchy sensation is due to the birch pollen that sometimes gets on the skin of apples. When I wash the apples, I have no issue, it's only when I eat unwashed apples and it seems this brand of sliced apples doesn't wash too thoroughly. I never have had any sort of allergy to anything before, so this was a pretty exciting self-discovery if I can be honest.

How about you, do you have any allergies? If so, how did you discover that?

Huh. That is surprisingly interesting. Do you get allergies in the spring when the pollen is free in the air? Or does it only become noticeable with contact?

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12/17/2015 9:57:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 9:39:36 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I just recently found out that I am allergic to birch pollen. I found out due to eating an apple the other day.

Throughout my life I've always felt an itchy feeling in my throat whenever I ate apples, but it was never anything that persisted long enough to make an impact on me. I would just always note how it was annoying but never put any more thought into it. So, yesterday I'm eating apple slices and afterwards I felt little bumps on the inside of my lips and mouth and that made a big enough impact. The bumps receded about an hour later, but it annoyed me to the point that I had to do some research.

Apparently, the bumps and itchy sensation is due to the birch pollen that sometimes gets on the skin of apples. When I wash the apples, I have no issue, it's only when I eat unwashed apples and it seems this brand of sliced apples doesn't wash too thoroughly. I never have had any sort of allergy to anything before, so this was a pretty exciting self-discovery if I can be honest.

How about you, do you have any allergies? If so, how did you discover that?

Penicillin. I was hospitalized for severe illness when I was very young (around 3 or 4), and almost died because of a massive antibiotic dose which they gave me.
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12/17/2015 10:52:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I am allergic to 13 kinds of tree pollen, 5 kinds of grass pollen, to cats, to 3 kinds of mold spores, to dust mites, to bed bugs, and to some cleaning chemicals.
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12/17/2015 10:53:33 PM
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I may be allergic to nickle, but I am not sure.
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12/17/2015 11:08:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 9:51:56 PM, Rosalie wrote:
I'm not allergic to any food....

But I'm allergic to metal jewlrey..

I can only wear stealing silver, or gold. Every time I wear a metal bracelet, ring or necklace I just break out in a rash and it gets so irritated it bleeds....my ears have also gotten exreamly infected by metal earnings to the point where I couldn't wear earnings for 2 weeks because they were so irritated from the prior weeks when I wore metal earnings.

Wow I'm sorry to hear that. I actually know a few people with similar allergies to metals. A really funny story I read one time was about how a wife found out her wedding ring was fake - she broke out in a rash from the metal after her husband told her it was real gold :))
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12/17/2015 11:10:34 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 9:54:41 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 12/17/2015 9:39:36 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I just recently found out that I am allergic to birch pollen. I found out due to eating an apple the other day.

Throughout my life I've always felt an itchy feeling in my throat whenever I ate apples, but it was never anything that persisted long enough to make an impact on me. I would just always note how it was annoying but never put any more thought into it. So, yesterday I'm eating apple slices and afterwards I felt little bumps on the inside of my lips and mouth and that made a big enough impact. The bumps receded about an hour later, but it annoyed me to the point that I had to do some research.

Apparently, the bumps and itchy sensation is due to the birch pollen that sometimes gets on the skin of apples. When I wash the apples, I have no issue, it's only when I eat unwashed apples and it seems this brand of sliced apples doesn't wash too thoroughly. I never have had any sort of allergy to anything before, so this was a pretty exciting self-discovery if I can be honest.

How about you, do you have any allergies? If so, how did you discover that?

Huh. That is surprisingly interesting. Do you get allergies in the spring when the pollen is free in the air? Or does it only become noticeable with contact?

It only becomes noticeable with contact, which is probably why I never really even thought to approach the issue as if it was an allergy. Whenever all my friends would be hit with allergies in the spring, I'd be fine - I'd even brag about having no allergies to them, lol.

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I discovered that I'm allergic to stupid. I never realized it until the advent of the internet (yes there was a time before everybody had access to the internet). Then after reading what some people would post, I would get this headache and a redness around my eyes that made me want to scratch them out.

Lmao, I think that's an allergy that alot of us suffer from. Unfortunately there is no known cure.
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12/17/2015 11:11:46 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 9:57:40 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/17/2015 9:39:36 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I just recently found out that I am allergic to birch pollen. I found out due to eating an apple the other day.

Throughout my life I've always felt an itchy feeling in my throat whenever I ate apples, but it was never anything that persisted long enough to make an impact on me. I would just always note how it was annoying but never put any more thought into it. So, yesterday I'm eating apple slices and afterwards I felt little bumps on the inside of my lips and mouth and that made a big enough impact. The bumps receded about an hour later, but it annoyed me to the point that I had to do some research.

Apparently, the bumps and itchy sensation is due to the birch pollen that sometimes gets on the skin of apples. When I wash the apples, I have no issue, it's only when I eat unwashed apples and it seems this brand of sliced apples doesn't wash too thoroughly. I never have had any sort of allergy to anything before, so this was a pretty exciting self-discovery if I can be honest.

How about you, do you have any allergies? If so, how did you discover that?

Penicillin. I was hospitalized for severe illness when I was very young (around 3 or 4), and almost died because of a massive antibiotic dose which they gave me.

Wow man, that's intense. If a similar illness ever arose, would you be able to receive any antibiotics that don't have penicillin in them? I'm not very knowledgeable on these things so forgive me if my question is dumb, lol.
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12/17/2015 11:15:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 10:52:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I am allergic to 13 kinds of tree pollen, 5 kinds of grass pollen, to cats, to 3 kinds of mold spores, to dust mites, to bed bugs, and to some cleaning chemicals.

Okay, you win. Lol :)

I actually had to deal with a bed bug infestation one time, it was seriously one of the worst experiences I've ever had to deal with. Waking up in the middle of the night, with the sensation of things crawling all over you, only to turn on the light and see that there really are bugs crawling all over you. I literally moved out of the house because of that, got a new bed, brought all my clothing to the dry cleaners and went through every book in my personal library checking for eggs. I still have nightmares and flashbacks, it really was traumatizing.
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12/17/2015 11:17:20 PM
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At 12/17/2015 11:11:46 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 12/17/2015 9:57:40 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/17/2015 9:39:36 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I just recently found out that I am allergic to birch pollen. I found out due to eating an apple the other day.

Throughout my life I've always felt an itchy feeling in my throat whenever I ate apples, but it was never anything that persisted long enough to make an impact on me. I would just always note how it was annoying but never put any more thought into it. So, yesterday I'm eating apple slices and afterwards I felt little bumps on the inside of my lips and mouth and that made a big enough impact. The bumps receded about an hour later, but it annoyed me to the point that I had to do some research.

Apparently, the bumps and itchy sensation is due to the birch pollen that sometimes gets on the skin of apples. When I wash the apples, I have no issue, it's only when I eat unwashed apples and it seems this brand of sliced apples doesn't wash too thoroughly. I never have had any sort of allergy to anything before, so this was a pretty exciting self-discovery if I can be honest.

How about you, do you have any allergies? If so, how did you discover that?

Penicillin. I was hospitalized for severe illness when I was very young (around 3 or 4), and almost died because of a massive antibiotic dose which they gave me.

Wow man, that's intense. If a similar illness ever arose, would you be able to receive any antibiotics that don't have penicillin in them? I'm not very knowledgeable on these things so forgive me if my question is dumb, lol.

No, problem, lol. I'm allergic to penicillin and everything in that 'family', which targets a component of the bacterial cell wall. And by allergic I mean a true allergy, where my throat closes up and I can't breath. I can take other antibiotics if I get sick, but the usually have nasty side-effects. Doxycycline, for example, causes me to get second degree burns from five minutes of sun exposure. So I basically had to walk around in a burka for two weeks when I was on it.
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12/17/2015 11:18:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 11:15:00 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:

I'm allergic to dairy products. I usually just break out into a rash, but last year December I ended up breaking out in hives an having to go to the hospital :s whelps...

Yeah.
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12/17/2015 11:21:03 PM
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At 12/17/2015 11:17:20 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/17/2015 11:11:46 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 12/17/2015 9:57:40 PM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 12/17/2015 9:39:36 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
I just recently found out that I am allergic to birch pollen. I found out due to eating an apple the other day.

Throughout my life I've always felt an itchy feeling in my throat whenever I ate apples, but it was never anything that persisted long enough to make an impact on me. I would just always note how it was annoying but never put any more thought into it. So, yesterday I'm eating apple slices and afterwards I felt little bumps on the inside of my lips and mouth and that made a big enough impact. The bumps receded about an hour later, but it annoyed me to the point that I had to do some research.

Apparently, the bumps and itchy sensation is due to the birch pollen that sometimes gets on the skin of apples. When I wash the apples, I have no issue, it's only when I eat unwashed apples and it seems this brand of sliced apples doesn't wash too thoroughly. I never have had any sort of allergy to anything before, so this was a pretty exciting self-discovery if I can be honest.

How about you, do you have any allergies? If so, how did you discover that?

Penicillin. I was hospitalized for severe illness when I was very young (around 3 or 4), and almost died because of a massive antibiotic dose which they gave me.

Wow man, that's intense. If a similar illness ever arose, would you be able to receive any antibiotics that don't have penicillin in them? I'm not very knowledgeable on these things so forgive me if my question is dumb, lol.

No, problem, lol. I'm allergic to penicillin and everything in that 'family', which targets a component of the bacterial cell wall. And by allergic I mean a true allergy, where my throat closes up and I can't breath. I can take other antibiotics if I get sick, but the usually have nasty side-effects. Doxycycline, for example, causes me to get second degree burns from five minutes of sun exposure. So I basically had to walk around in a burka for two weeks when I was on it.

Wow man, that's intense. I'm glad that there are at-least some alternatives for you to use if need be, even if it means having to hide inside for a few weeks.

I had a childhood friend who was allergic to grass. He literally could not come into contact with grass at all, and would always have to wear long sleeves and long pants tucked into the socks if we were gonna play outside.
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12/17/2015 11:22:19 PM
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At 12/17/2015 11:18:58 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 12/17/2015 11:15:00 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:

I'm allergic to dairy products. I usually just break out into a rash, but last year December I ended up breaking out in hives an having to go to the hospital :s whelps...

Yeah.

That's interesting, so is your allergy different from people who are lactose-intolerant?
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12/17/2015 11:24:52 PM
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At 12/17/2015 11:22:19 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 12/17/2015 11:18:58 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 12/17/2015 11:15:00 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:

I'm allergic to dairy products. I usually just break out into a rash, but last year December I ended up breaking out in hives an having to go to the hospital :s whelps...

Yeah.

That's interesting, so is your allergy different from people who are lactose-intolerant?

Yeah, because I can digest dairy products and it's fine... I just break out into a rash. I think the usual reaction is like diarrhoea or indigestion and stuff
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12/17/2015 11:32:28 PM
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At 12/17/2015 10:53:33 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I may be allergic to nickle, but I am not sure.

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12/18/2015 12:03:27 AM
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I stopped eating pretzels because they would make my throat feel like it was swelling up. I never got tested but I figured I was probably allergic to something in them
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I'm listed to have an allergy for Ibuprofen and Biaxin, but I'm most likely (99% chance) only allergic to one - but I was on both when I had a reaction, and it was bad enough that doctors don't want to test which one I'm fine with.
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12/18/2015 12:59:59 AM
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At 12/17/2015 11:15:00 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 12/17/2015 10:52:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I am allergic to 13 kinds of tree pollen, 5 kinds of grass pollen, to cats, to 3 kinds of mold spores, to dust mites, to bed bugs, and to some cleaning chemicals.

Okay, you win. Lol :)

I actually had to deal with a bed bug infestation one time, it was seriously one of the worst experiences I've ever had to deal with. Waking up in the middle of the night, with the sensation of things crawling all over you, only to turn on the light and see that there really are bugs crawling all over you. I literally moved out of the house because of that, got a new bed, brought all my clothing to the dry cleaners and went through every book in my personal library checking for eggs. I still have nightmares and flashbacks, it really was traumatizing.

Yeah...I recently went through a bed bug infestation myself.
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12/18/2015 5:37:29 AM
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Tuna and fish and general... learned Dat the hard way.

Correction: And fish *in* general
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12/18/2015 6:16:12 AM
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At 12/18/2015 12:59:59 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 12/17/2015 11:15:00 PM, Blade-of-Truth wrote:
At 12/17/2015 10:52:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I am allergic to 13 kinds of tree pollen, 5 kinds of grass pollen, to cats, to 3 kinds of mold spores, to dust mites, to bed bugs, and to some cleaning chemicals.

Okay, you win. Lol :)

I actually had to deal with a bed bug infestation one time, it was seriously one of the worst experiences I've ever had to deal with. Waking up in the middle of the night, with the sensation of things crawling all over you, only to turn on the light and see that there really are bugs crawling all over you. I literally moved out of the house because of that, got a new bed, brought all my clothing to the dry cleaners and went through every book in my personal library checking for eggs. I still have nightmares and flashbacks, it really was traumatizing.

Yeah...I recently went through a bed bug infestation myself.

Did you let the bed bugs bite?
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12/18/2015 2:07:57 PM
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I have allergic rhinitis and asthma so I'm allergic to dust, dirt, staying up late and smog. But I'm also supposedly allergic to chicken, most pollen. cats, dogs, anything with fur, dust mites, chocolate milk etc.
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12/18/2015 8:46:25 PM
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At 12/18/2015 12:03:27 AM, thett3 wrote:
I stopped eating pretzels because they would make my throat feel like it was swelling up. I never got tested but I figured I was probably allergic to something in them

Yeah man, that's definitely a sign of an allergy. You should look it up just to see what it actually is that irritated your throat. In my case, I thought it was the apples but it was really the birch pollen on the apple skin. So, for all you know, maybe you can still eat pretzels too, just not a certain kind or something.
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12/18/2015 8:47:30 PM
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At 12/18/2015 12:43:46 AM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
I'm listed to have an allergy for Ibuprofen and Biaxin, but I'm most likely (99% chance) only allergic to one - but I was on both when I had a reaction, and it was bad enough that doctors don't want to test which one I'm fine with.

Wow that's crazy. I'm glad the reaction wasn't too severe. It's scary having serious reactions without knowing beforehand that it was a possibility. Luckily there are other painkillers out there so that's a good thing.
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Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/18/2015 5:34:25 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
Tuna and fish and general... learned Dat the hard way.

That's interesting, is there a specific reason why?

I've never really liked fish myself, the sea-taste isn't enjoyable for me. I do like fresh-water fish though that don't have the "fishy" taste. My favorite though is smoked mahi-mahi.
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12/18/2015 8:49:52 PM
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At 12/18/2015 5:36:25 AM, fire_wings wrote:
I am allergic to

1. Ferns

2.. Some flowers

3. Cats

4. Bugs

5. Peanuts

That's a pretty wide range of allergies. Is there one in specific that would cause a worse reaction than the others?
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12/18/2015 8:50:13 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/17/2015 10:52:16 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I am allergic to 13 kinds of tree pollen, 5 kinds of grass pollen, to cats, to 3 kinds of mold spores, to dust mites, to bed bugs, and to some cleaning chemicals.

Jesus, you're like the bubble boy!
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12/18/2015 8:50:39 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 12/18/2015 2:07:57 PM, ClashnBoom wrote:
I have allergic rhinitis and asthma so I'm allergic to dust, dirt, staying up late and smog. But I'm also supposedly allergic to chicken, most pollen. cats, dogs, anything with fur, dust mites, chocolate milk etc.

You're allergic to staying up late? That's fascinating, can you tell me more about that?!
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