Allergies – the odd balls in the group!
No leather shoes for me!
If you find a rash on your feet after wearing leather shoes, you might be allergic to the chemicals used during the leather tanning process. Contact dermatitis, a form of eczema, is a cornucopia for all common skin conditions resulting from direct contact with an irritant or allergen. More than five million doctor visits every year can be attributed to its red, rash outcome. The solution? Wear shoes that are not made from leather.
No baths for me – a little boy’s favorite words
Even though we need water to survive, there are some people who get hives or red welts from water. This is known as aquagenic urticarial. Even though it is described as an allergy, it is not a true histamine-releasing allergic reaction. The condition usually last 15 to 30 minutes. The hives are very itchy. No one can pin point why some people are allergic to water and it is a very rare type of allergy.
Exercise – or allergy time?
Exercise allergies were first reported in the 1970s. There seems to be two types of exercise allergies. One is caused from eating food within two hours of working out and the other happens without eating any food. Symptoms go from mild hives and welts to severe anaphylasix, with a massive drop in blood pressure and trouble breathing. Both can be determined by a doctor. If it’s the food related allergy you can easily fix that by not eating before you exercise.
To charge or not to charge?
Yes, believe it or not there are people who think they are sensitive to electrical fields generated by computers, cell phones, microwaves, power lines and light switches. Symptoms can include ringing in the ears, headache, fatigue, and other complaints. But studies have shown this is probably one type of allergy you don’t have to worry about. Almost all the tests have come up empty on proving electrical fields can cause allergy like symptoms.
Keep the change!
For some people handling coins can cause another type of contact dermatitis. Most likely it is a reaction to nickel, a metal mixed with other metals to form an alloy. Nickel is used in jewelry, zippers, eye glass frames and coins. People who are sensitive can develop rashes where ever the metal comes in contact with their skin. As with all allergens that cause contact dermatitis, red rashes and itching, the best treatment is to avoid whatever is causing the condition.
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