Allergies are an extremely common occurrence for close to half the American population. In other words, it is very likely that either you or someone in your immediate family suffers from an allergy whether it is known or yet to be discovered. In this article we will go over five uncommon allergies and their symptoms.
1. Allergy-Addiction Syndrome
A condition that causes those who suffer from it to crave the very things they happen to be allergic to. A more psychological approach may explain this. As human beings we want the things were told we can’t have or are unhealthy for us as in general. Perhaps this has something to do with why we over indulge in alcohol or use tobacco.
2. Aquagenic Urticaria
Imagine not being able to take a shower to clean yourself, or swim in a pool to relax. Well for those who suffer from Aquagenic urticaria this is a reality. This condition causes a rash to form on any part of the body that is exposed to water, at any temperature.
3. Pet allergies
Contrary to popular belief pet hair isn’t the culprit to many peoples allergies. The issue is the dander and dead skin attached to the pet hair. But did you know that just like a human can be allergic to pet dander, your pet can be allergic to human dander? Other humans can be allergic to human dander as well.
4. Intimacy allergy
Can you imagine not being able to be intimate with your significant other without risking going into systemic shock? Well those who suffer from Seminal Plasma Hypersensitivity suffer from an allergy to the male ejaculate. A rare condition that currently burdens about 40,000 women in the united states alone. Even abstinence for some isn’t safe, a condition referred to as autoimmune progesterone causes the female body to develop an allergen to it’s own sexual hormones.
5. Becoming vegan
Going for a nice relaxing stroll through grass may not be safe. Being bitten by ticks can cause the immune system to release anti-bodies that attack Alpha-gal a carbohydrate found in pork, beef, and lamb.
Allergies are becoming an increasingly common problem in America and leads one to ponder questions like, are our immune systems becoming weaker? Science may be a ways away from being able to answer these type of questions. Whether you or someone close to you suffers from a certain type of allergy I hope you have found this article both entertaining and informational.