(Closed) NWR: Any Bees with allergies?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am massively allergic to all types of grass.  I’m getting shots but it’s only helping somewhat it seems.  Guess I belong in a desert or the tundra.

Post # 5
Member
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’m allergic to grass too!  When it’s cut, I have to be inside with the windows closed and AC on.

Has your doctor suggested pin testing?  That’s where they put a very small drop of serum for each allergen on you, to see if you have a reaction, to pinpoint what exactly you are allergic to.

Post # 6
Member
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was at my state fair one year and when I went into the pig building, I got itchy eyes,runny eyes, it was so uncomfortable!!! I told my mom I will be outside. lol

Still have no clue what was in that building that triggered that reaction.

Post # 7
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@berybery:  I live in the South now so there is a lot of grass around.  When it’s mowed is the worst but I am sometimes bothered by it floating around as well.

Post # 9
Member
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In the last year, I’ve developed an allergy to spandex.  Yes, that’s right folks… spandex.  Tops, bottoms, bras, underwear, workout clothes… spandex.  It’s a bitch.  My skin breaks out in itchy hives wherever it touches. 

I’m also allergic to whatever fabric my couch is (microfiber something).  Discovered that one while sitting on the couch in my underwear.  Not fun.  Itchy hives.  

Add on to that seasonal allergies (Florida is no fun with the pollen count right now), dust/mold allergies (Portland is bad for that!), and floral perfume allergies (laundry detergents, febreeze, fragrances, etc.).

Post # 11
Bee
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride's residence

I’m allergic to something… no idea what… but I have been dying the last few weeks. Things got cold here again which helped out a bit but damn I wish I could stop feeling so itchy and stuffy.

Post # 12
Member
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m allergic to kiwi and silicone.  Completely random, and luckily, easy to avoid.

Post # 13
Member
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ugh, yes and it sucks!  I’m allergic to pollen, dairy, and eggs!  So far the diary isn’t too bad.  If it’s heated, I can handle it (like in a latte) and if the eggs are baked in something (cake), I’m ok.  But just eating cheese or scrambled eggs (even French toast!)…it’s horrible.  I’m also allergic to adhesive (like on bandaids) and Neosporin.  It sucks.  🙁

Post # 14
Member
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@berybery:  I take Allegra daily now and it’s helping with the seasonal/fragrance allergies, but there’s really nothing I can do for the skin based ones.  I keep a blanket over my couch so that my skin doesn’t touch it (until I can recover it or something) and I’ve ditch the clothes that I can live without that have spandex/elastane.  The only stuff I have left is tights and sports bras, which I wear for as little time as possible!  Thank goodness I’ve got cotton/polyester blends for most of my clothing!

The worst was that the spandex allergy was triggered while I was in China, so Fiance and I had a hell of a time trying to track down antihistamine cream for the hives.  Neither of us speak any Chinese, so we had a friend on a cell phone talking to the pharmacist to explain what I needed; I eventually got something that smelled like IcyHot and theoretically was a corticosteroid ointment!

Post # 15
Member
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Seasonal allergies (BAD), Carrots, Cheap Perfume, Wool, and about 50 other things I cant think of at the moment. My friends joke that i am allergic to everything…

Post # 16
Member
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

ummmmmmmmmmmmm hi? lol actually i made this username becausee im allergic2bees and thought it would be cute but now everytime i look at it I think how retarded!

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