See our compilation of 5 very weird allergies.
Sure, many of us have common allergies but some also suffer from bizarre allergies. Here are 5 of them.
Number 5 - Water allergy. People diagnosed with this condition develop red itchy rashes as soon as they come in contact with water, irrespective of its temperature. Even a quick shower, rainwater, or sweat can trigger an allergic reaction. In severe cases, patients are unable to drink water as well.
Number 4 is touch allergy. Those suffering from this allergy develop red itchy hives which is triggered by any kind of pressure or touching of the skin. Wearing tight clothes or scratching the skin can trigger a reaction as well. This condition is also known as skin writing disease and those suffering from it can scratch words or patterns on their skin.
Number 3 - Sex Allergy. Yes, you heard it right. The condition is also known as seminal plasma hypersensitivity; those affected are allergic to the fluid carrying male sperm. According to Dr. Jonathan Bernstein of the University of Cincinnati, about 20,000 to 40,000 women in the US are suffering from this allergy.
Number 2 – Nickel allergy. Nickel is a metal commonly found in everyday use items such as coins, belts, sunglasses, zippers, buttons and jewelry. Those allergic to this metal develop itchy rashes as soon as they come in contact with nickel.
Number 1 - Allergy to leather shoes. Contact with chemicals used in the leather tanning procedure can trigger an allergic reaction. The symptoms include rashes, blisters, itchy or swollen skin on the feet.
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