Results for - Everyday Things You Didn't Know You Could Be Allergic To

1,871 voters participated in this survey
Everybody knows somebody with an allergy to pollen, dust, pet dander, or peanuts (maybe you even have one of these common ailments yourself). But you may be surprised about some of the lesser known materials, foods, or environments that an cause allergic reactions in certain people. Are you allergic to certain types of foods, materials or environments?

1. Everybody knows somebody with an allergy to pollen, dust, pet dander, or peanuts (maybe you even have one of these common ailments yourself). But you may be surprised about some of the lesser known materials, foods, or environments that an cause allergic reactions in certain people. Are you allergic to certain types of foods, materials or environments?

Yes
34%
606 votes
No
49%
877 votes
Undecided
8%
148 votes
Not Applicable
9%
169 votes
Section one of weird allergens. Are you allergic to these particular items?

2. Section one of weird allergens. Are you allergic to these particular items?

Jewelry - inexpensive silver-colored jewelry is often made with nickel. One of the most common causes of an itchy rash known as allergic contact dermatitis. 17% of women and 3% of men have a nickel allergy.
18%
324 votes
Cell phone & tablets - cellular phones, PDAs, and tablet devices, as these products often contain potential allergens nickel and cobalt. People can get rashes on their face, ears, hands, and irritation in the eyes.
5%
81 votes
Pants buttons - the button on the waist of jeans (other pants) is usually nickel. For people who wear low-rise underwear, that metal can be exposed directly on the skin and cause a little circular red rash.
6%
105 votes
Wool - some people who are sensitized to lanolin (a natural wax-like substance produced by sheep) can react even more strongly to apparel and blankets made with wool.
13%
230 votes
Flea Market Furniture - non-washable fabrics, upholstered furniture, and carpets can all harbor dust mites and mold spores. Heavily contaminated items can make allergy symptoms worse, or even trigger asthma attacks.
5%
92 votes
Laundry detergent & dryer sheets - some ingredients in laundry detergents and fabric softeners (especially dyes and scents) can cause people to break out with contact allergic reactions.
16%
279 votes
na
58%
1,051 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
65 votes
Section two of weird allergens. Are you allergic to these particular items?

3. Section two of weird allergens. Are you allergic to these particular items?

Chamomile tea - if you have hay fever, you're more likely to experience itchiness, runny nose, or even hives while drinking this herbal tea.
4%
63 votes
Raw produce & nuts - cross-reactivity with pollen and grasses can also cause some people to have allergic reactions to raw fruits, vegetables or nuts can cause itchy mouths and inflammation.
7%
118 votes
Household cleaners - ingredients in cleaning products can cause a contact rash. These types of skin reactions are not immediate, but in time you can become sensitized to it.
11%
202 votes
Potting soil - can harbor mold spores, a very common allergen, especially when plants are kept out of direct sunlight or is not given time to dry between waterings.
3%
61 votes
Leather - some people do have reactions to the additives used to tan and treat leather. People can break out or get redness and itchiness on their feet if those chemicals leak into their socks and get against their skin.
2%
34 votes
The cold - there are a few people who get cold-induced hives (known as cold urticaria). This can happen during a sudden temperature drop from going indoors to outdoors in the wintertime.
4%
69 votes
na
75%
1,352 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
22 votes
Section three of weird allergens. Are you allergic to these particular items?

4. Section three of weird allergens. Are you allergic to these particular items?

Sunlight - there are rare conditions that could cause a person to become allergic to the sun. You can experience redness, swelling, itching, and blister/hives when exposed to ultraviolet light for even a short time.
6%
111 votes
Acrylic nails - products used in nail salons, such as nail glue, polish, and acrylic nails themselves, can cause a contact dermatitis rash after exposure. Rash will appear on the hands.
5%
88 votes
Pine trees - it could be from terpenes, the fragrant chemicals in tree sap. Real trees can also hide mold spores.
8%
143 votes
Chlorine - it can have a strong irritant effect on airways, eyes, skin, and for people who are sensitive to its fumes. It can make existing allergies worse or trigger asthma attacks.
7%
134 votes
Tattoos - you can have an allergic reactions to tattoo ink. Red ink can cause the most problems (including redness, swelling, and itching, above and beyond normal tattoo side effects).
2%
44 votes
Hair dyes - allergies to hair dye only affect about 1 in every 250,000 people, but when they do occur they can be serious.
4%
66 votes
na
74%
1,335 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
18 votes
06/22/2016 Health & Fitness 1871 41 By: SmokeyandBandit

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