THESE are the weirdest allergies you probably didn’t even know existed

Move over allergies due to dust and seafood. These are the weirdest allergies that you should be careful of!
THESE are the weirdest allergies you probably didn’t even know existed
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A lot of us suffer from some kind of allergy or other. In fact, allergies are on the rise these days due to toxicity in the air, food that is laden with pesticides and general inadequacy of our immune system. Allergies are marked by rashes, sneezing, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations and sometimes, even fainting. A person is susceptible to getting an allergy at any stage of their lives without any prior warning. Allergies are often impossible to get rid of and exist as untreatable conditions. That being said, sufferers are advised to carry antihistamines with them at all times and avoid foods or conditions that can trigger an allergic reaction. While most of us are familiar with pollen, dust and seafood allergies, there are some bizarre allergies that you probably knew nothing about! Read on to find out.

1. Money

Being allergic to money specifically means being allergic to coins. They tend to develop an allergic rash after handling. This means they are allergic to nickel sulphate. To combat this allergy, sufferers are recommended to wear gloves while handling loose change!

2. Water

Also known as aquagenic urticaria, this is a rare condition that causes itchy and painful hives to break out whenever the sufferer comes into contact with water. The sufferer’s body’s mast cells releases histamine, that gives them painful hives. The doctor might prescribe certain lotions to soothe the itching.

3. Human touch

The sufferer’s body identifies another human’s touch as an alien object and automatically starts producing histamine to fight any invasion. This in turn causes hives to break out on the sufferer’s skin. It’s a lifelong ailment which cannot be reversed.

4. Wine

Being allergic to wine actually means being allergic to sulfites. It is a compound found in red wine that can trigger itchy eyes and a stuffy nose. But these days there are plenty of sulfite-free wine available in the market.

5. Sweat

Whenever the sufferer’s skin is exposed to heat or sweat, they break out in itchy hives. In severe cases, it can even lead to a case of anaphylaxis - a life-threatening allergic reaction in which the body goes into shock and stops breathing.

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