Jun 01, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
Mine is mostly shrimp, or any kind of non-fish seafood... mildly to house dust mite as well...
beneful1 saidI'm in all seriousness allergic to cold. No it's not a joke, like why the hell are you living in Canada then. It was much worse when I was a kid. Any area of my skin that was exposed would well up and I got hives which pretty much negated any swimming otherwise I'd come out of the water a mass of blotches. In winter my face would all puff out and get hives if I didn't have it covered. It's subsided over the years but I still can't go swimming in a lake or most swimming pools. Well I can so long as it's dark.
Only once in my entire life have I met anyone else with the same condition and that was sort of a fluke. I was at Lake Louise Alberta in the Rockies back in the early 80's heading back to Vancouver on the train. It was May I believe about 8a.m. and I was standing outside at the little train station (shack) waiting for the train and the only other people there were an elderly couple who I started chatting to. They happened to be from Atlanta, here on vacation. So while we're chatting the woman reaches in her purse and pulls out a jar of Vaseline and begins rubbing it onto her arms. She tells me, I guess because she thought it might look strange her doing that, that she is "allergic to cold" and that "white vaseline" not the yellow is the only thing that stops her from breaking out on exposed areas.. Well that woman flipped when I told her I had the same thing, she couldn't believe it, she was in her 70's or 80s and had never met another person with it either.