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Cats or No Cats?

The ethics of getting a cat. A roommate and I have been planning to get a cat when our allergic roommates move out. We got the OK from the new roommates on getting the cats. The day after the three new roommates signed the lease, one of them calls and asks us to not get the cat because his girlfriend is allergic. What should we do? (Apologies for the length inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2007 - 95 answers

uninspired home allergy question

trying to isolate sneezing allergy source in my house, think it may be my plant. [more inside]
posted by yonation on May 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Beesting allergy/epi-pen protocol

How can I get a doctor to prescribe me an EpiPen for beestings, when the same doctor refuses to test me for beesting allergies for fear of triggering anaphylactic shock? [more inside]
posted by hermitosis on May 9, 2007 - 19 answers

My Dog, The Obsessive Licker

My dog licks himself --a lot. The Vet suggested a very expensive (and possibly inconclusive) allergy test. Before spending $700-1000 so the Vet can tell me she has no idea I thought I would consult the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on May 1, 2007 - 17 answers

How to live with heat hives?

Any suggestions on how to live with heat hives? I'd like to survive the summer... [more inside]
posted by flod logic on Apr 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Purr Purr Wheeze Wheeze

Can anyone recommend an allergist in Chicago? I live in Andersonville; someone nearby would be nice. Also, since my insurance is evil, does anyone know how much allergy immunotherapy (shots or sublingual) runs out of pocket?
posted by rbs on Apr 16, 2007 - 2 answers

Several day long allergic sore throat -- problem?

I've had a stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and consequent sore throat -- all due, I think to an allergy. It's taking several days to clear up, and clearing up very slowly. Should I be seeing a doctor about this? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Spinach/baking powder-allergy

Is there any chemical link between spinach and baking powder? [more inside]
posted by pica on Apr 7, 2007 - 6 answers

What is there for a wheat gluten allergy sufferer on Passover?

What is a Matzos substitute for someone with a wheat gluten allergy? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Mar 23, 2007 - 12 answers

What cosmetic brands are *really* hypoallergenic?

My wife has fairly severe contact dermatitis on her face. She has tried several different types of "hypoallergenic" brands of makeup, including Almay and Neutrogena, but they all give her hives. Are any made-up MeFites familiar with brands/lines that will not cause her allergies to flare up? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Mar 23, 2007 - 32 answers

Thailand & mild peanut allergy = ??

I'm scheduled to work in Thailand for about 2 months in April, and I just found out Friday that I'm allergic to peanuts. [more inside]
posted by Amizu on Mar 12, 2007 - 25 answers

Curses- foiled again!

More campfire recipe requests- with a twist! [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Mar 4, 2007 - 13 answers

Medication allergies

Help with understanding severe allergic reactions to medication? [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Feb 19, 2007 - 4 answers

Name that allergen

Name that allergy / skin condition (not a 'see a doctor' question, promise). What am I actually allergic to? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Feb 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Cats + Me != Crazy Delicious

MedicalFilter: What allergy medications work best against cat dander? [more inside]
posted by dw on Dec 10, 2006 - 20 answers

Why does Beer not like me?

For some reason, the first few sips of beer give me sharp pains in my shoulder and elbow joints. First noticed it a few years ago and forgot all about it until last weekend as I only drink red wine and the occassional pint of cider now. [more inside]
posted by twistedonion on Nov 21, 2006 - 16 answers

the buzzing mug

caffeine allergy: fact or myth? [more inside]
posted by randomizer on Nov 17, 2006 - 14 answers

Should I get a cat?

I'm thinking of adopting a kitten (or possibly an adult cat) but... [more inside]
posted by keswick on Sep 28, 2006 - 24 answers

Pickles and grapefruit

Is there a link between deli-style pickles and grapefruits that both cause a baby's face to have a skin allergy? Do they share any traits or ingredients that would have that reaction? Are their juices too acidic/basic?
posted by fijiwriter on Sep 26, 2006 - 6 answers

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening?

My friend has a weird reaction to coffee. What's happening? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Sep 25, 2006 - 8 answers

Tampons with "Fresh Scent"

Ladies with fragrance allergies! If you are allergic to most heavily perfumed products (lotions, cremes, laundry detergent) what are the odds of fragranced tampons causing some wildness? [more inside]
posted by mrs.pants on Sep 20, 2006 - 13 answers

How do I de-cat a room?

My cat-allergic friend wants to stay with me for a couple of days. How can I make his stay more comfortable? [more inside]
posted by nakedsushi on Jul 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Why is nose partially blocked in some cities but not others?

Why is my nose blocked outside in LA and New York but not in Pittsburgh or Boston? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jul 9, 2006 - 4 answers

Cooking Challenge: Elimination Diet Recipes

Cooking Challenge 2006: Someone once said that anyone can make great food if they can use any ingredients, but the real challenge is coming up with something with a very limited selection of ingredients. So, make/find/modify me recipes using *only* the ingredients on the (somewhat short) list inside, or conversely, that don't include any of the ingredients on the (very long) list provided inside. (Elimination diet) [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jul 5, 2006 - 18 answers

More embarassing medical questions

Posting this question for a friend (obviously, since I don't have the parts involved). A rash around the base of the penis -- what could cause it? [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott on Jul 1, 2006 - 10 answers

Allergic to everything. Desperately need remedies.

The new girlfriend seems to be highly allergic to everything (pollen, pets, smoke, etc). She hasn't seen an allergist and takes virtually every OTC product already with poor results. Is there some remedy I can entice her with to see an allergist? What else can be done?
posted by donmayo on Jun 14, 2006 - 20 answers

Big belly blues

OddBellyFilter: Is it weight, an allergy or just the way I was made? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jun 11, 2006 - 11 answers

bitchy, not itchy

Does it make sense that unknown exposure -- allergies or sensitivities -- is making me wildly moody? [more inside]
posted by yesster on May 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Gagging for a solution.

Gag/dry heaves with exertion. Help. [more inside]
posted by jimmythefish on May 12, 2006 - 8 answers

Feline attraction to allergic person

Cats are mysteriously drawn to me. [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on May 11, 2006 - 22 answers

Why'd my cat decide to eat all of his hair?

My cat appears to have some mystery allergy, or allergies, since he is nearly hairless from his shoulders down. Anyone have a suggestion for a cause? I've tried a number of things... [more inside]
posted by lester the unlikely on Mar 2, 2006 - 19 answers

Food Allergy Skin-Test Needles

Where can I find allergy skin-test needles to prick my skin? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jan 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Am I the only one out there allergic to cinnamon??

Am I the only one out there allergic to cinnamon?? [more inside]
posted by globetrotter30 on Jan 6, 2006 - 15 answers

So itchy....so itchy!

I had a very bad allergy incident two months ago--and now I've become sensitive to products that I'd never had problems with before. I haven't found a replacement for my skincare products that I can tolerate and that does the job. [more inside]
posted by divka on Nov 28, 2005 - 7 answers

cure for the morning snots?

Help me stop the morning snots. Invariably, every morning my sinuses go into overdrive about 5-10 minutes after I wake up. My nose gets completely congested and I'll have to honk wads of clear mucous into several tissues to clear it out. [more inside]
posted by de void on Nov 10, 2005 - 40 answers

The "Missing my Sudafed" blues

Sudafed (the real and the cheap generics both) are gone; I've been taking the stuff for 30 years, and I'm having trouble finding an alternative that works well. Can anyone share any experiences with good alternatives? [more inside]
posted by nonliteral on Oct 19, 2005 - 21 answers

Allergic to it all.

Allergic to this planet. [more inside]
posted by bitmage on Oct 13, 2005 - 16 answers

How do I get rid of the aftermath of a minor allergic reaction?

What should I do to make swelling and bumps from an allergic reaction to makeup foundation go away? [more inside]
posted by kirstin on Aug 18, 2005 - 11 answers

Why does semen sting?

Why does semen sting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2005 - 8 answers

How to take care of cat chin acne?

Recently adopted cat has had a dramatic out break of acne on her chin/mouth. I need an education on the best ways to: - Identify the cause? - Best method(s) to prevent outbreaks? - Best method(s) to treat outbreaks? [more inside]
posted by de void on Aug 2, 2005 - 9 answers

Harriet the Cow Says: No Moooore Milk!

How did you eliminate dairy from your diet? I've just tried spending two weeks dairy-free, and found it a heck of a challenge! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 24, 2005 - 19 answers

Can I be "allergic to beer?"

I'm usually a liquor drinker (scotch, whisky, bourbon, vodka) and recently I tried to make the move to beer, just to give myself a lighter option. Problem is I'm noticing the day after drinking a few beers (usually 3-4) I'm horribly sore all over, and basically feel like shit. Not hungover but flu-like symptoms (achey body, sore joints, sensitive skin, mildly feverish) I never feel this way when drinking liquor, so is it possible that I am allergic to beer?
posted by mrs.pants on Jun 16, 2005 - 14 answers

Cats, allergies and girlfriends

I've always wanted to have a cat(s), but when I was a kid, we couldn't have pets in the house. Now I'm older and home-owning, I may be able to own my own cat (and to hell with anyone who says otherwise...). Problem is my very special lady friend is allergic to animals (sneezing, runny nose, etc) which would make having house pets a problem, and would make her life a sneezing misery. Is there any way round this? Can you get hypo-allergenic cats? How can I help?
posted by gaby on May 26, 2005 - 31 answers

Johnny Appleseed and allergies

I have a clear childhood memory of being taught that Johnny Appleseed spread ragweed or some other allergy-inducing "weed" in addition to apple trees. Does this ring a bell for anybody else?
posted by NortonDC on Mar 30, 2005 - 11 answers

Red/white wine substitute for cooking?

I'm looking for red and white wine substitutes for cooking purposes, due to a severe sulfite allergy. Ideas? [+] [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Feb 17, 2005 - 18 answers

Allergic reaction to latex bandaids?

Two days ago I had an allgergic reaction to two latex bandaids I had on my arm. It's red, has a very bumpy texture, and itches like mad. 1. Is this normal? 2. Now my entire arm occasionally gets covered in goosebumps. Is that bad? [more inside]
posted by puke & cry on Dec 12, 2004 - 32 answers

Why does running up stairs clean my sinuses?

When I have a stuffy nose from allergies or a cold, jogging up a flight of stairs momentarily reduces the swelling of the nasal passage. Ascending at a walk does not have this effect. Why? Is it the change in air pressure? The bounciness of my gait?
posted by Scoo on Oct 10, 2004 - 7 answers

The way I blow my nose attracts unwanted attention.

Dear AskMetafilter: In the fall, I have allergies, and several times a day I need to blow my nose. I try very hard to be discrete and do this in locations away from other people, but sometimes I cannot entirely escape the presence of others (in public restrooms, for example). Inevitably, when someone (stranger, acquaintance, coworker, even friend) overhears me blowing my nose, they feel compelled to make some comment about either the loudness or the tone of the action. (For instance, today in the ladies room a random coworker (whose name I don't know) said (over the stall) "you know, I used to have a motorcycle that sounded just like that"). I feel this behavior is rude, and I'm often embarrassed by the comments that people make. Up until now, I've just apologized for blowing my nose, but does anyone have suggestions as to a better way to respond to these comments? Why do people say these things? And (bonus question) can anyone suggest a way that I can blow my nose just as ... er ... completely as I do now without making such a loud noise?
posted by anastasiav on Sep 1, 2004 - 18 answers

Allergic Reaction to Metal

Allergic Reaction to Metal Filter

I can't wear any kind of cheap metal. Week before I wore a belt with a cheap ass buckle. Now I have an ungodly itchy rash on the left side of my body from my waist to my knee. Anyone have any suggestions before I scratch myself to death?

And a doctor isn't really an option as there is no insurance in the ol' damnitkage household.
posted by damnitkage on Jul 7, 2004 - 14 answers

Possible to get allergies in just one eye?

Is it possible to get allergies (or an allergy to dust and pollen in the weather) in just one eye? I have heard it has to be in two, but does that mean both two sides are equally irritated? Has anyone here ever had allergies in just one side of their face?
posted by Peter H on May 25, 2004 - 10 answers

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