Top 5 Strangest Allergies
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You thought sneezing and itchy eyes were bad?
Yeah, try having your skin feel like its on fire every time you take a shower. Hey everyone, Laci Green here for DNews. I
have terrible allergies, so about this time of year I kind of start feeling sorry for
myself. But you know what? That ends today my friends. I have seen allergy hell, and
it ain’t pretty. Here are 5 real allergies people actually have to put up with: Number 1? WATER. I mean, you’d think that
since our bodies are MOSTLY WATER that might be a little problem. But, as it turns out,
people with a water allergy are alive and functioning – it’s estimated that 1 in every
23 MILLION people has it. The allergy is called Aquagenic Urticaria, and it causes itchy hives
when the person comes into contact with water. The hives can last for hours. A woman from
Britain has to drink diet coke to survive and another from Australia can hardly stand
to shower for 1 minute before it starts burning! Poor thing! I’ll never take a shower for granted
again. Well, I probably will like a week from now. Number 2: EXERCISE. It’s the allergy we’ve
all been hoping for. Nah, I’m just kidding. It actually sounds awful. Exercise Induced
Anaphylaxis can be lethal. It starts with hives and skin irritation, then trouble breathing.
If it is severe enough, anaphylaxis will cause your blood pressure to drop and your lungs
tighten until you can’t breathe. Scientists think that this rare condition may be brought
on by eating something they’re allergic to and then working out right after. Number 3: THE COLD! I mean, I think I’m psychologically
allergic to the cold but there are some people who form rashes and have trouble breathing
when they step out into the cold, find themselves in cold water, or even drinking cold beverages.
“Cold Urticaria” is an inflammatory disorder that can cause a flood of histamine to be
released in the body, leading to a drop in blood pressure, fainting, and even death.
So much death. I guess I’ll stop complaining about the cold now. Number 4 is SEMEN. Semen allergies are definitely
a thing, it’s thought to affect anywhere between 20-40,000 Americans. People with this allergy
can experience vaginal burning, swelling, itching, hives, and shortness of breath after
coming into contact with their partner’s semen. Strangely, there have also been a few cases
of men being allergic to THEIR OWN semen! Doctors say the best way to treat this allergy
is to avoid contact all together — but I dunno, that seems like it would be kind of
hard if it’s coming out of your own body. Last up is the sun! This is the most depressing
thing I’ve heard all day. It’s apparently not even that uncommon for someone to develop
a rash, bumps, crusting, or blisters when they’re exposed to sunlight. It takes the
idea of a sunburn to a whole new terrifying level. Thanks for joining me for DNews everyone,
do you have any allergies? Tell me about it down below and don’t forget to download the
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100 thoughts on “Top 5 Strangest Allergies

  1. My doctor said theres a possibility of me being alergic to the sun but when i go out and the sun blocks my face i get kinda itchy and get like ratshes and burns. Edit: btw i meant rashes and the sun doesnt burn me tho??

  2. I think I'm allergic to chlorine, I get hives and rashes after taking a shower but not from going swimming in a lake. I haven't tried a swimming pool ever sinced it appeared though.

  3. I break out in hives and blisters all over my skin if i go out into the sun its awful im not allowed out between 10am and 2pm as the uv rays from the sun are at the strongest it has lefy awful scars on my arms and chest and it flairs up every summer

  4. I have cold induced urticaria and it sucks ass can’t go swimming. don’t even think about ice cream anymore can’t have it. I can never go in the snow or go ice skating which I’ve always wanted to do. I’m not supposed to jump into pools cause of some thing I can go into. I need to have an epi pen like thing on me at all times. I can’t sit in front of air conditioners. It sucks

  5. I think i may have an allergy to polyester. Nothing serious but my skin itches like a bitch when i wear polyester shorts or pants

  6. I don’t know what I’m allergic too but my face swells up a lot like at least once a week for the last two months. The doctors says I have allergies

  7. I'm allergic to the cold. Probably, because I'm living in tropical country. When the temperature starts dropping, I will get WORST rashes and itchy skins. Also, I will get asthma when it's started to get colder. Yeah. It sucks. My Mom had allergic to cold, too.

  8. Im alergic to sea food and egg thats why im so tin i can die 70% also my skin is so red that i cant even take a shower ( this is serious ) can i get i like becuse im almost diying from heart burn

  9. The worst part of exercise induced anaphylaxis is nobody knows what it is so explaining that I can't do anything is really awkward

  10. I'm a Nigerian. I cough almost every time. I've had tests done, chest x-rays and all but they all say I'm fine. My doctor's conclusion is that I'm allergic to the weather. It started in 2016 when o was pregnant. He said my immune system was repressed and the pregnancy brought about the allergy. I was told that after giving birth, I would be fine. But here I am 2 years later, allergic to the weather.

  11. I’m Allergic To All Dairy Productions: ☹️🧀🥛
    And I’m Allergic To All Shellfish:☹️🦐🦀
    And I’m Allergic To All Peanuts Productions:☹️🥜🌰

  12. Nope not on the list 😧
    Maybe i am the first case ever.. guess i need to donate my living self to science. Combed the internet.. youtube, asked in polls.. nothing. Seems I have developed an allergy to my bf.. and not hives, itching, rash. Terrible dry coughing, tight throat, neck stiffness, headaches, pain when breathing (feels like death.. Completely debilitating). Like how do you develop an allergy to a person?? And in Only the last 2 of 5 years.. But because literally NO ONE has heard of this, researched anything similar or remotely close experienced this. I have to wonder if im crazy.. but why else would i ONLY feel this way when im too close to him? Why start fit coughing only after he kisses me???? Since i cant find a scientific explanation I have just chalked it up to God saying get the Hell as far away from this loser As possible!! NOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I'm allergic to heat. Any type of heat: whether it be electric, oil, the sun, or even my own body heat. My body starts to really overheat, my hands and arms turn really red, my veins start popping out, it gets really itchy, and more. My skin is sensitive to warm things. What seems cool to you is really hot to me. It feels like it's burning to me, but it feels a little warm to you. I'm also more prone to passing out. I would start passing out just by feeling hot. I almost passed out twice when I was in color guard in high school and everyone kept saying I was dehydrated, but I drank 5 water bottles in like 3 hours. No one knew I was allergic to heat. I didn't realize I was until after the fact, even though I started experiencing it 2 months after I turned 17.

    Honestly, now that I think about it, I think I started experiencing it when I was little. That's when I noticed my skin was sensitive to heat. My mom would turn warm water on for me or hand me a cup fresh from a dish washer. It'd feel like it's burning, but it's actually a little warm.

  14. I have cold Urticaria and not only the cold causes an outbreak but extreme heat, rain drops ect. 😩😩 so many other things

  15. I'm allergic to rye grass and I have to take to pills every day and if I forget to take a the pills for one day there is a possibility that I can die.

  16. I am fr allergic to grass not a joke I get itchy my skin gets red and I break out the only thing I can touch grass with is my hand and foot not legs

  17. I know another weird allergy, some people can actually be allergic to radiowaves like in a phone, I know I am not because that is how I am writing this comment who else knows about this one?

  18. I’m allergic to the ocean. It makes vacations suckkkkkk everyone I go with always wants to go to island destinations and I just sit there in the sand or go in the water for 5 mins and come out burning.

  19. My classmate is allergic to dirts…And her hand looks so gross beacuse of her allergies..I sat between her…

  20. I have cholinergic urticaria and it’s mostly just annoying as hell, I’d rather not come out of a nice hot bath or shower feeling like I’m covered in bug bites. I first got it when I was five. Thankfully I’m not much of an athletic person, I’m good with just reading a book or drawing, but when I do exercise I break out in a full body hive and my face gets super red, which isn’t the most attractive look. Not that I want to look super sexy when I work out, but I at least wanna look like I’m not dying. It makes me kinda self conscious when I work out in a public place and such and I’m already a pretty self conscious person. All in all it’s mostly irritating

  21. I'm allergic to any things that rub my face. It always causes so much itch and build up acnes after. Im also allergic to heat of the sun makes me very weak. And even cold, specially when there is a change in climate. I cant drink too cold drinks it will make me sick. I have pherinial rhinitis. All of this prevents me to have a quality life.

  22. I think im allergic to the sea but not water idk
    Whenever i swim in the sea i always get these red spots everywhere and it has water inside
    My neighbor said its jellyfish but its different

  23. I have a sun allergies and my mom said YEAH HE DONT GOT SUN ALLERGY NO MORE the next day AH S**T HE GOT IT STILL

  24. I'm allergic to grass . I rolled in grass with my friends till I remembered I'm allergic to grass now I have a big rash on my arms and legs

  25. Im unlucky. Im allergic to the sun , i have eczema ( wich makes the rash worse ) and im allergic to most of the creams that help it

  26. I’m literally having a allergic reaction from chicken.

    My allergies are : chicken, chocolate, peanuts, and seafood 😀

  27. #5 The Sun = Me… Yea it sucks! I break into "hives + itches" when my skin exposed to the Sun after about 10 minutes or so.

  28. I’m allergic to grass when I go into grass my skin starts peeling and I get hives usually water(cold water)helps it only for a bit then around 3 to 4 days later your legs and feet start peeling severely and it burns and itches

  29. I’m allergic to corn tomato dairy gluten strawberries apples most veggies and fruits and way more like 50 to 60 things can’t even think of all of them

  30. NUMBER 6.. Sand.Thats my allergy. People don’t believe me so they push me into the sand when I am standing next to it, I honestly don’t know why I stand next to sand, but okay? Do you know how bad my allergy is. I get scratches and cuts all over from Itching too much. And even worse, I get bullied for it. Some people are getting to start saying it’s *Sandy* from sponge-bob! Where’s you’re friend Sandy! Jeez why are people so mean? that’s my question out of all questions in the world. I don’t think anyone should feel my pain, just imagine playing in sand, but yourarms and legs feel like they’re BURNING ALIVE! Who agrees?

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