10 Most Bizarre Allergies
Background Music Starts From exercise to underwear, we count down the 10 Most Bizarre Allergies 10: Shoes: Believe it or not, some people are allergic to leather. Referred to as contact dermatitis, this condition is a reaction to the chemicals used to tan the leather. Signs for this allergy range from a burning sensation to itchy rashes. It’s also possible for someone to be allergic to shoes with rubber material or metal clasps that contain nickel. What’s the solution for something like this? A number of sufferers wear thick socks or avoid certain shoes altogether.
9: Water: In 2008, an article was published about a 19yearold Australian named Ashleigh Morris. Morris said that even sweat could cause pain. This condition is called aquagenic urticaria, and it’s very rare. So rare, in fact, that only 50 cases have been documented worldwide. Someone suffering from this allergy will get hives within minutes of skin contact. It doesn’t matter if the water is hot or cold, pure or filled with chlorine â€“ the results can be the same. There is no known cure. 8: Sunlight: Many people avoid the beach if they don’t want a nasty sunburn, but someone with a sun allergy has a different reason for staying away. Known as solar urticaria,.
This condition causes hives to appear on the skin when the subject makes contact with â€œultraviolet or UV radiation.â€� Even visible light can cause problems. Discovered in 1904 by P. Merklen, it received its official name in 1923. Antihistamines can be used to treat it. 7: Modern Life: In 2013, Julia Taylor claimed she suffered from headaches and blackouts because of an allergy to â€œmanmade radiation.â€� In other words, cell phones, computers, and microwaves were making her sick, the very things that make up modern life. Called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (or EHS), this condition is controversial. The United Kingdom’s Health Protection Agency says EHS doesn’t exist, but Sweden calls it a â€œfunctional impairment.â€�.
6: Money: The coins sitting at the bottom of your purse may be harmless to you, but they can wreak havoc on the skin of someone with contact dermatitis. That’s because nickel is one of the metals used to create coins, and this metal can cause allergic reactions. Experts recommend avoiding coins and using antihistamines to treat the affected spot after exposure. 5: Cold Temperatures: A chilly day can be uncomfortable for anyone, but people with cold urticaria get more than goose bumps when they step outside. Itchy skin, rashes, and hives are just a few symptoms of this allergy. An innocent activity like going for a swim.
In a cold pool or lake could lead to anaphylactic shock and a trip to the . The cause of this condition is unknown, but it may be connected to genetics or an illness. 4: Exercise: Exerciseinduced anaphylaxis (EIA) occurs when someone eats a food or ingests a medication they’re allergic to and works out afterward. It’s a very serious reaction that can lead to nausea, vomiting, itching, hives, difficulty breathing, and even unconsciousness. According to experts, a person dealing with EIA should wear a medicalert bracelet and have an exercise buddy nearby in case of an emergency. It’s also important to avoid eating or taking anything that would trigger the allergic reaction â€œthe day before and.
Day ofâ€� the exercise. 3: Beef: Meat lovers might find this one hard to accept. According to a report released in 2001 by the Internet Symposium on Food Allergens, up to 6.5% of children suffer from a beef allergy. Most of them outgrow it, but there are adults with a permanent problem. Reactions range from hives to difficulty breathing. This allergy is believed to be connected to a carbohydrate known as alphagal, a staple ingredient in beef. 2: Deodorant: If you feel dizzy, find a rash in your armpit, or experience abdominal pain after you use a deodorant, you may be allergic. The acidic ingredients in deodorant are supposed.
To fight against bacteria, but they can cause problems for some unlucky victims. If a reaction is mild, it’s easy enough to try a different brand. If that doesn’t work, you may have to use a hypoallergenic or fragrancefree deodorant. 1: Underwear: This is another kind of contact dermatitis, and it’s a doozy. The dyes, chemicals, preservatives, and fabrics used in underwear can cause an uncomfortable rash. Even elastic bands spell trouble. Allergist Tim Mainardi recommends buying underwear made of organic materials. Hey guys fresh here and thanks for watching my tutorial on the 10 Most Bizarre Allergies.