Top 10 Strangest Allergies in the World

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Brainy Dose Presents: Top 10 Strangest Allergies in the World Many things can trigger allergies. The most common allergens are pollen, dust
mites, mold, animal dander, insect stings, latex, and certain foods and medications. However, some people react to some very unusual allergens! Number One: Water This allergy is extremely rare, and it affects
only 1 in 23 million individuals. Brief contact with water is so dangerous that
even the sufferer’s tears and sweat can cause painful and itchy rashes that take hours
to subside. Drinking water can cause the person’s throat
to become inflamed and blistered. People who have this allergy can only handle
a minute of bathing, and can only drink carbonated or distilled water. Number Two: Semen This is one of the most unusual allergies. It’s a condition which mainly affects women. The reaction occurs as a result of contact
with the proteins in men’s sperm. Symptoms include itching and redness in the
vaginal area, but in extreme cases these symptoms can spread to other parts of the body. Symptoms can develop suddenly, without any
warning. But what’s even stranger, is that sufferers
may experience symptoms with one partner, while not with another! Number Three: Own Child / Pregnancy Women can develop this strange condition during
the second or third trimester of pregnancy, and it can extend to a few months after giving
birth. The mother suffers excruciating blisters on
the abdomen, which may extend to other areas in the upper torso. Their babies may also be born with a similar
rash. The blisters usually disappear a few months
after, but may leave unsightly dark scars. Number Four: Kissing For some people, kissing can result in hives,
rashes, puffy lips, itchy eyes, blisters on eyelids, wheezing and respiratory distress. Though this allergy doesn’t mean one is allergic
to another’s lips or tongue. The person who suffers from this type of reaction
is usually one with a severe food or medicinal allergy. Due to the close contact and sharing of saliva,
food particles or traces of medicine can be left in the mouth, causing the allergic reaction. Number Five: Exercise This severe allergic reaction is seen in people
who are allergic to grapes, shellfish, wheat, hazelnut and some medicines. Attacks happen following an exercise activity
after consumption of any of these foods. Symptoms include fatigue, warmth, itching
and redness of the skin with large hives, even collapse and unconsciousness. Swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing
or choking, nausea and vomiting are also common. Number Six: Cold Temperatures Nobody particularly enjoys cold temperatures,
but some people react in worse ways than others. Exposure to cold food, cold air or cold water
can lead to itchy, swollen skin, and in more serious cases, collapse and death. The causes aren’t known, but experts believe
sufferers could have hyper-sensitive skin cells. And it’s also thought that the condition
is hereditary. Number Seven: Sunlight This is another rare condition where people
break out in hives in certain parts of the body after exposure to sunlight. The UV rays emitted by the sun cause chemical
alterations in skin cells, which leads to allergic responses. Hives can appear in both covered and uncovered
areas of the skin. Number Eight: Wood Some people are allergic to certain types
of wood or sawdust. But, there are cases when people are allergic
to any type of wood in many types of forms – whether it is dust or solid. People with wood allergies can’t touch paper
or use a pencil. In most cases, wood allergies cause skin irritation,
hives, coughing, and sneezing. Number Nine: Underwear People who are allergic to underwear are actually
allergic to the fabrics used to create underwear. Mainly polyester, latex and cotton. The underwear allergy can be rather troublesome. Sufferers of this allergy often develop itchy
rashes and red skin. Even to the extent that it is painful while
touching or rubbing that area. Number Ten: Caffeine Caffeine is an ingredient found in many of
our favourite foods and beverages. But, there are people who cannot ingest even
the smallest amounts of caffeine, without having to deal with life threatening allergic
reactions. Those allergic to caffeine can experience
delusions and hallucinations, rashes, hives, anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, and blurry
vision. Some experience muscle jerks, and even seizures
which can be deadly. Do you have a weird allergy, or do you know someone who does? If so, let us know in the comments below! Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to LIKE and SHARE this video,
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3 thoughts on “Top 10 Strangest Allergies in the World

  1. I know someone with a rare condition of skin hypersensitivity to pressure and touch. The allergic responses are raised swollen bumps and itchy rashes.

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