April 21, 2001    





Do you have any allergies?

I'm allergic to a few pollens, most insect bites, my own sweat and stupidity in all forms.

Jill, 60

Nope, no allergies to anything whatsoever.

Stephanie, 25

I have several food, drug and environmental allergies. Food -- eggs, peas, the sap from mangoes (if someone peels them I can eat them, but if I touch the peel I break out in a painful rash), handling tomatoes, eggplant, and potatoes also make me break out in a painful rash, but I can eat them. Plums, nectarines, apples (but I eat them anyway and deal with the hives). Most nuts, walnuts and pecans are one of my most serious allergies -- my throat closes and I break out in hives in my mouth and throat. But I can eat almonds, go figure.

Drug -- codeine, sulpha, pseudoephedrine, codeine

Environmental -- cats, various pollens and grasses.

Laura, 36
, MA   USA


Karen, 21

Mild hayfever in the spring and fall, and citrus fruits.

Jane, 60
West Linn
, OR   USA

Ohhh yes definitely. But we don't know what I'm allergic to. I may have chronic urticaria (had it for two years now) - we don't know. But we're still trying to find out what I'm allergic to.

etoile, 20

yeah-the seasonal kind. gotta love that allegra. :)

Angela, 16
, SC   USA

No. Although over the last couple of years, I have noticed that I get stuffed and sneezy in the Fall. Perhaps I am developing allergies.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

penicillin, cats & dogs, anything with fur or anything that grows out of the ground

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

I used to have terrible sinus trouble in the late summer/early fall. Now it's no more than sniffles. I had it so badly a couple of years that I went for shots every few weeks. As for medication - there's a drug used for nausea called Compazine. I was treated with this drug in my teens during a hospital stay, and had a terrible reaction; my tongue swelled up and all the muscles in the back of my neck started to draw downward...causing my head to pull up and back until I was nearly choking. Luckily, the reaction occurred during visiting hours and there were people around to summon help. That was one of the scariest things to go through.

Fisch, 45
, CT   USA

Yup: Allergies reek of heinosity. Pollen, ragwood, all that springtime crap. I also have a bit of asthma, which is totally bogus.

Mick, 30
, IL   USA


Jonathan, 19
, NC   USA

Yes, to dust (it makes my nose all yucky and stuffy, and I can't breath), mold, and cigarrete smoke.

Sarah S., 17
, NY   USA

I'm allergic to cigarette(tobacco) smoke, dust, spring, elastic, cats, and some other furry animals. Fortunately, none of my reactions are severe, so I consider myself lucky.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

I suffer from terrible hay fever. Between May and August every year, I have a permanant red, running nose and I'm constantly sneezing. I take medication which helps (when I remember to take it) but it would help even more if any budding scientists were to find a cure.

Shanna, 15
Cardiff   ENGLAND

`Yup. None to food really, but I have a few medications and just about  everything growing outside right now that I'm allergic to!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City

Yes I do, many of them... I haven't had them identified specifically but I am always sniffling and beary eyed around this time of year. Something out there is kicking my butt right now for sure.

Maggie, 20
, IL   USA

I'm not sure. Ive had a bad reaction to caffiene but drink it with no terrible effects nowadays. I got stung by something once on my mouth and my lip swelled up real bad, but im not sure that's proof im alergic either.

Talia, 23
, CT   USA

I'm allergic to peanut butter.

Kevin M.

Yes i do, to a certain medicine that I cannot spell, so I just won't bother trying.


none that I know of. . .

mothmc, 36
Los Angeles

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