Here are a few things that I’ve found out, over the years, that I’m allergic to:
- Soap – this is no joke, I actually get spots on my face and other parts of my skin if I don’t wash soap off properly. The most irritating bit is around my ears. It only takes one little bubble of soap to remain and it turns into some kinda pimple. In my defence (which I have to admit is not water-tight) – it’s not easy to rinse ears in the sink! Whenever I see people with pimples on their face I always want to tell them to rinse the soap off more thoroughly; but who’s going to listen to that without either laughing or bopping me one on the nose!
- Oranges – on my break at work, a few years back, I used to have a bag of crisps and an orange. Then I would go for a pee. It took me quite a while to realise that the itchy rash at the side of my … you know what, was down to the raw orange juice on my fingers. Once I realised, I washed my hands before touching my … you know what, and the problem just went away immediately. I also washed my hands afterwards – just in case you were wondering.
- Logos – I used to wear t-shirts with a big pictures on the front before I realised that I was allergic to the latex (or whatever it is) in those logos. Little, itchy red spots that would last for ages! The number of times I thought I had skin cancer before I realised that the spots were collected in the exact same place as the logos / pictures. Now that I wear plain, unadorned shirts, the spots are fading away nicely and they haven’t itched at all since I made the switch.
Odd isn’t it, how the most innocuous of things cause our skin to have problems. It makes me think that we could save a fortune in creams, pills and other remedies if only we took more notice of what we do and wear.
What strange things have you noticed that you’re allergic to?