From Pollen to Peanuts: 35 Intricate Facts About Allergies

26Allergy Symptoms in Vagina

Allergy Symptoms in Vagina

Having allergies can cause symptoms in the vagina just like your eyes and nose which causes most women to go to the doctor believing they have an infection. The test results are usually negative.

27. Insect allergies develop after the first sting. Therefore, the second sting in a person’s life is potentially the most dangerous.

28. Post orgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) is a chronic disorder in which a person develops flu-like and allergy symptoms after having an orgasm.

29. Epipens are just temporary relief for allergies. You still have to get to the hospital as soon as possible even after being administered an Epipen.

30. Antihistamines are linked to brain tumors, not because they do something unintended, but because the immune response behind allergies helps prevent cancer.

31Pollen in Eugene, Oregon

Pollen in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene, Oregon has the highest pollen count in the US. When the Olympic Trials were held there in 1972, a contestant in the 1,500-meter race was flown in by helicopter due to allergies and won.

32. An immunologist named David Pritchard who suffered from severe allergies, in an effort to alleviate his symptoms, purposefully infected himself with hookworms. It worked and rid him of his allergies.

33. Highly refined peanut oil is refined to the point where all allergens (peanut protein) are removed and pose no threat to those with severe peanut allergies.

34. Laughter is the 2nd leading cause of asthma attacks behind exercise and ahead of all of the allergens.

35. If forced to eat certain foods during stressful times, your body can react as though the food is an allergen, even years afterward.