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 How to cure my blocked nose?
ive had a blocked nose for around 3 days now.
it gets much worse at night when im lying in bed, so bad that i cant even slightly inhale through it.
Ive tried the vix inhaler but its not ...

 How can you tell if you're allergic to a certain food?

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Every time I eat onions (of all things) I get horrible stomach aches, acid reflux, nausea, and vomitting. My parents thought it was just an onion thing but not ...

 What's wrong with me? Allergies or something else?
My right ear is clogged and I can't hear very well, as if I have water in it, my nose is plugged up and kind of runny at the same time, and my head feels like its going to explode and hurts all ...

 Is it true that butter causes lung cancer????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

 Can a person who is allergic to peanuts eat peanut butter?
I know it sounds like a dumb question but let me explain. This couple I am friends with used to be my roommates. The girlfriend says she is allergic to peanuts. Well I have seen her eat peanut butter ...

 I cut and cut and idk don't know why?
Ok before anything is said I AM NOT EMO ok get that through your head now.

ok then now that we have that ...

 How do I keep bees away from my yard, with a child that's allergic?
allergic to all types of bees, I live in the country in a subdivision....

 How to get swollen eyelid to go down?
Me and my daughter just wike up this morning and I noticed her left upper eyelid is swollen. I tried holding a warm rag over it, but it isnt helping. Shes only two, should i take her to the doctor or ...

 How do you no if your allergic to milk?
EVERYTIME I drink milk my stomach starts hurting real bad!! so i didn't drink it for a week and I was fine.. now just now i tested it and I thought I will try a glass now and see my reaction so ...

 Can someone become allergic to something that the person has never been allergic to before?

 Why was my snot orange?
The other day my allergies were really acting up and I had to blow my nose like a million times that day. Once I blew my nose and my snot was orange! I didn't have a nose bleed or anything, it ...

 Is it possible to be allergic to alcohol?
I very rarely drink. Just the occasional half-glass of red wine with a meal, and even that is only about once a month.
I just had half a glass with my meal, and I could feel myself flushing, my ...

 every time i eat ice cream i get a Reaallyyyy bad cough ! help. im worried and i dont know yyy. ?
ate a ice cream i dint get it so i thought i was fine but today i went to the store with my friend and i got an ice cream and like an hour later i started coughing like crazy and i still am! and my ...

 I get sick when i eat bread?
whenever i have bread, or any thing that has flour in it i find i get sick! why is this?...

 My dad is very allergic to cats, ways to reduce symptoms?
my family has never really had a pet before because my dad is super allergic. now my brother and i are going to try again. is there any way that he can reduce his symptoms? and i need advice on how ...

 What could this itching be?
I was at the library with my mother today, not long ago. I was looking through books and I started itching really bad all over my body. . I tell my mother and a little while later, she tells me I ...

 a random question...?
whenever people do sniff near you does it mean i smell.. because loads of ppl have been sniffing near me lately... or is it the season please help......

it looks like i have pink eye without the puffyness ..
my eyes are PINK...like the little pink veins or whatever they r in my eye are showing VERY WELL!...i don't know if its allergies, i ...

 Cure for common Cold?

 I hope this isnt to stupid a question,lol?
If your allergic to cat's,wouldnt you more than likely be allergic to other fury animal's,such as Rabbit's?...

is it possible for someone to be allergic to water?

no. There are no chemicals for it.

No it is not possible.Your body is made up of water; if you were allergic to it, you'd be dead the day you were born.

Mark D
No. It wouldn't make sense because your body is made up of 75% water. If it were the case your would be allergic to yourself.

i dont know if someone can be allergic example me im not allergic but i havent drenk water since i was 6 im turning 16 next month and havent had a sip of water for almost 10 years im not allergic but disgusted by it i hate th taste and everything i only drink soda and alcohol

Not the water it's self since it is only made up of hydrogen and oxygen molecules but they could be allergic or sensitive to the additives that some waters have or chemicals in water such as fluoride, chloride and softeners.

i am who i am :)2notBu

Rena W
use dehydrated water, just add watter!

It is possible to have contact dermatitis from skin making contact with water - this is a topical allergic reaction. It is not possible to have a systemic allergic reaction - which would occur internally from drinking water. It is possible to have a systemic allergic reaction to something that is dissolved in your tap water.

Sandra X
I've never heard of anyone actually being allergic to water. But I myself, am allergic to mold. When I come out of the shower I get red spots all over my body. Same with pools. When it rains, I have the worst allergies.

Definitely Shaken
yeah but its extremely rare

Brandon Delrahim
Yes, there are rare instances of such an allergy.


Lauren R

I saw her on Montel, lol.


Yes and it's called Aquagenous urticaria.

Fourteen year old Heidi Falconer is unique because she's the only person on record to have been born with this allergy. When water touches her skin or mucous membranes (like the inside of her mouth) she breaks out in a rash and often blisters, if she has a severe response it can lead to anaphylaxis — where her airways swell and close.

Louby B
Yes you can be allergic to water, it is a very rare. I remember watching documentary about a young girl from Australia that as soon as soon as water touched her skin, she would come up in blisters.

Here is what I have found.

Allergic to Water

Water allergy, or "Aquagenous urticaria", is such a rare condition that there are less than thirty patients in the whole world that have been diagnosed with it.

Fourteen year old Heidi Falconer is unique because she's the only person on record to have been born with this allergy. When water touches her skin or mucous membranes (like the inside of her mouth) she breaks out in a rash and often blisters, if she has a severe response it can lead to anaphylaxis - where her airways swell and close.

It's like any other allergy - an over-reaction of the immune system - where production of histamine causes the symptoms.

Doctors are still unsure as to why this happens with something as essential as water - one theory suggests that unusual proteins in Heidi's system react to the water. And because we're all made up of 80% water, Heidi is actually allergic to herself - her saliva, sweat blood and tears all blotch her skin.

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