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WORLD'S MOST WEIRD ALLERGIES PART-II
By Themedica on November 23, 2007 1:23 PM
Some of the weird allergies
that might affect health
are caused by some
very common things. Allergies can affect anyone and it is very
essential to identify what you are allergic to and find out the best
available treatment for it.
It may sound humorous that kisses can also trigger allergic reactions
in humans. Real kisses can develop hives, rashes, itchy eyes, blisters
on eyelids, puffy lips, wheezing and respiratory distress. A small peck
on cheek does not pose any serious dangers but passionate kisses can.
In order to prevent yourself from the risks of kiss allergy, one can
take antihistamine tablets, topical creams, and other anti allergy
medications. Besides medicines
, one can also follow these simple steps
such as brushing teeth, rinsing mouth and chewing gum properly before
indulging into any type of kiss.
- Underwear Allergy:
is that type of reaction in which skin develops rashes, itching and
even blisters. The underwear allergy is very troublesome to the extent
that it is painful while touching or rubbing that area. Anyone
suffering from underwear allergy can get rid of it very easily and
quickly. The main reason responsible for causing this type of allergy
in both men and women could be the different types of fabrics used in
making it such as polyester, cotton, latex etc. The best solution for
avoiding this type of allergy is to use high quality, skin friendly and
bacterial resistant underpants. In case of severe reactions, one should
consult a dermatologist.
Banana is an edible fruit that can also result in allergic reactions
after consuming it. The symptoms of this type of allergy include
itching, swollen lips, hives, stomach infections, asthma and even a
slight drop in blood pressure. Those who get instant reactions just
after consuming banana or banana based products should consult a doctor
and stop consuming it until a proper diagnose is done. To identify this
allergy, banana skin test along with a blood test can be undertaken.
Once it is detected patients should avoid the intake of both fresh
banana and banana based products. A banana free diet should be followed
and anti-allergy medications
can be also taken.
is basically a type of inflammation that occurs when skin of the foot
comes in contact with a particular substance such as rubber, chemicals
used in tanning leather, adhesives and dyes. It results in red and
swollen skin that can blister. To diagnose allergies caused by
footwear, a patch testing is performed. In this type of test, small
amounts of potential allergens are directly applied onto the skin with
tape strips, which are removed after a span of two days. People with
footwear allergy can be treated medically.
is one of the types of food allergy. It usually occurs within minutes
to hours after consuming eggs in any form. The symptoms of egg allergy
are wheezing, headache, nausea, stomachache, and itchy hives. A worst
form of egg allergy could lead to anaphylaxis, which may result into
swelling of mouth, throat and lungs, and even decrease in blood
pressure. Those who are extremely allergic to eggs may get anaphylactic
reaction even by inhaling egg fumes or getting egg on the skin. Egg
allergy can be diagnosed by performing a skin test. This type of
allergy can be treated medically by using antihistamines or
epinephrine. If you are highly sensitive to egg, then you should avoid
both fresh egg or egg based products. You can even try egg free
products and make sure you scrub the utensils carefully that contains
eggs while cooking at home.
- Water Allergy:
This type of allergy results in severe swelling of tongue, mouth, lips,
eyes and throat after consuming water. In this type of allergy usually
chemicals are responsible for causing serious disorders. This allergic
reaction can be cured by drinking either bottled water or sterilized
water. Another worst form of water allergy is the aquagenic pruritis in
which human body develops rashes and itches as soon as they take a
shower or swim. Regarding the treatment of this condition, some anti
allergic creams or drugs can be taken only after the prior
recommendation of the doctor.
- Wool Allergy: is a very
rare type of allergy in which it is very difficult to wear woolen
clothes. Also called as wool sensitivities, in this form of allergy
rashes starts developing on face, arms and hands. To identify it, a
simple patch test can be done using wool alcohols. If you are
uncomfortable wearing wool, then you will have to use an alternate
fiber for knitting woolen clothes or you can wear cotton clothes under
the woolen garments.