5 strange allergies
January 6, 2010 | In: Medical facts
Did you think that your allergy is the most unpleasant? Take your time – here are ten of the strangest allergies … and probably still not have heard them all.
Mom Allergic to Her Newborn Son
Pemphigoid gestitionis is a skin disease in which blisters appear on the abdomen and in more severe cases, on large areas of the body. Women can develop this condition in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and after delivery. In rare cases, the children may be born with this skin disorder.
Known as Aquagenic urticaria, this disease affects only 1 in 23 million people worldwide. Water allergy is very rare, and those affected by it are forced to stay in the house. These people are hypersensitive to ions that are found in non-distilled water. They can’t swim, bath or shower in ordinary water and they can’t walk in the rain because their body will be full of red spots .
Allergy to sex
Some women are allergic to seminal fluid of the partner, the fluid who contain sperm. Semen allergy symptoms can include itching, burning and swelling in the genitals. In the most severe cases, hives or swelling might appear elsewhere on the body and the woman might experience difficulty breathing.
In some cases individuals will be allergic to certain types of (usually tropical) wood. If this occurs there will be some swelling, redness, irritation, and the skin may try and retract away from the jewelry
Allergy to exercise
Unfortunately there is such a thing as an allergy to exercise known as exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Although it’s a pretty rare condition, it still exists for some unlucky few. een commonly when a person allergic to certain foods or medications exercises immediately after ingesting them. Symptoms are :fatigue, unusual ,warm, itching, inflammation of the skin progressing to large hives, collapse and unconsciousness , swelling of the throat, difficulty breathing or chokin, nausea, vomiting.