You know the common allergens – from pollen to shellfish and mold – but there are some allergies out there people have and don’t even know it. These allergies cause the same reactions and may even cause you to feel “off” throughout the day. But, they are so odd you would never guess it is a true allergy.
Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, these bizarre and rare allergies are fun to discuss and discover. If you suspect you are allergic to any off these off-the-wall allergens, you can still be tested and treated.
A Leather Allergy
Ever touched a leather handbag or worn your fine leather shoes only to find you have a red, itchy rash? The chemicals used by tannins to produce those leather products can lead to an allergic reaction. While you may assume it was something else you touched or write it off as eczema, look at your own leather products.
This is an extremely rare allergy, but it does happen. Known as urticarial, this allergy causes hive-like rashes across the body after contact with water. It usually goes away 15 to 30 minutes after you get out of the water, and taking antihistamines could help relieve allergic reactions.
Some women are allergic to their partner’s semen. While it is an extremely rare allergy, some women experience redness, itching, and swelling after exposure to semen. To see if you are truly allergic to your partner’s semen, your physician will do a skin test. There are allergy treatments for semen allergies.
Sun allergies are rare, but very tragic. Even the slightest exposure to the sun’s rays can lead to a hive-like rash. You may even experience a stinging sensation on the skin, and it can take about 30 minutes for the symptoms to go away after you are out of the sun. This allergy is usually diagnosed at a young age, but sometimes it is only apparent once you are older.
You are not allergic to coins themselves, but the material they are made from. Copper and nickel allergies are much more common than people realize and you will develop a slight rash upon exposure.
Got Allergies? Get Treatment
Regardless of how bizarre or rare, if you are suffering from allergies, then you can get treatment and relief from your allergy symptoms. Dr. Light offers a variety of allergy treatments that can help you get on with your life without living under the allergy dome. Contact Allergy Specialist in Boynton Beach, FL for an appointment or call at 561-737-8584.