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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Allergies

Allergies. I think everyone has allergies. Some are mild and some are really dangerous that can even lead to death. I have read an article about dangerous allergies that led to death of several teenagers in the U.S.

Personally, I have allergies, but they differ in effects. Most often I keep on sneezing, and some I get red bumps on my body. Let me share with you some of the things I'm allergic to. (I think some of you will pity me.)

Crabs

Yes I am allergic to crabs. I don't think I was born allergic to it, because I remember munching on crabs when I was younger. My parents would crack the shell for me so I can eat the meat easily. But eventually as I grew up, I started getting red bumps whenever I eat crabs.

Shrimps


I'm also allergic to shrimps. However, it's quite weird because I can eat tempura, and I do eat tempura. However, for other dishes, I also get red bumps. I also used to eat shrimps, but got allergies same time as I got allergic to crabs. I wonder why?! H says it may be the way the shrimps are prepared and cooked. Some shrimp dishes need the shrimps to be deveined first before cooking. H says I might be allergic to the vein and not really the meat of the shrimp.

Oh well whatever it is, I've decided to abstain from eating crabs and shrimps. (Poor me as they say) Since I'm pure Chinese, we would always order shrimps and crabs during special occassions, and yes, I don't eat the crabs and shrimps. My dad never fails to order my fish or other meat just to make sure I have something to eat. My mom says I have to regularly eat them to boost my "immunity" to the allergies. But nah, I've accepted the fact that I will never eat crabs and shrimps again. Good thing those are my only allergies! Imagine if I'm allergic to chicken or beef. Oh no!!!! ;)

How about you? What are you allergic to?

Photo credit: Hilda Bonnevie

7 comments:

ohwow! i love seafood! sayang!! i haven't had allergies for as long as i can remember.. hmmm..

Hi Sab! Wow lucky you! Actually sa crabs & shrimps lang ako allergic, not all seafood. Weird. Hahaha! :P

Some allergies do come and go and some allergies change. I am allergic to dog hair and I have 3 dogs! LOL I am allergic to chicken and the meat that I usually eat are chicken meat..i love seafood and I am allergic to too much shrimps or crabs.. (same with you). So overall, my allergies change every now and then, I even have allergies to the air around us..so it's impossible for me to bubble wrap myself..lol anyways..before it's really bad now it's just mild, I just have anti allergy tablet ready with me All the time! :)

You're allergic to shrimp and crab. :/ Poor thing because they're so delicious. I'm wondering do you crave for those foods since you can't have it?

I haven't found my allergy friend yet. But boy, you're allergic to shrimp and crab....I feel for you girl :(

i'm allergic to crab meat..i get hives (itchy bumps) confined to my face..i hate it! i hate it! i hate it! i love seafood but my body hates it when i eat too much of it, which i usually do most of the time, but it's been years since i binged on crabs..i actually ate once early this year, but i had to take an anti-histamine right before eating..so there :)

Nikki: Yeah there are medications for allergies. But I try not to take those. Haha! And I remember when I tried eating the food I'm allergic to, even a minute amount, I already get allergies. Tsk tsk!

Alyssa: Haha! Yeah... Well no, actually I don't. I think I've outgrown them since. It's been ages.

eBeautyblog: I always get that reaction. Since they're so yummy. But for me, I'm happy that I'm not allergic to chicken. That's my favorite!

Miemiemie: Yes I get that too! Tsk tsk! Now, I really don't eat it. I don't even use the same spoon that was used for crabs/shrimps for the fear that I might get allergies, and just because I'm OC. Hahaha!

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