Allergies are tough to deal with. Usually, the body responds to indoor and outdoor allergens with mild reactions, such as sneezing. Sometimes, one can experience more severe symptoms like dizziness, difficulty breathing, and stomach cramping.
But some allergic reactions are weird. Let’s have a look at five strange signs that you’re having when you have an allergic reaction:
1. Skin tumors
People who get permanent tattoos have strange skin growths(tumors).
In a study published in 2010 in the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, researchers analyzed eight people of tattoo-related skin tumors. They found that red tattoo ink was associated with most of the skin tumors.
Experts say the skin recognizes the red ink as a foreign substance and triggers an immune response.
Some people are allergic to the sun and experience symptoms such as blisters, hives, and swelling of the skin when they’re exposed to it. The abnormal reaction to sunlight is mostly due to ultraviolet rays, according to the Mayo Clinic.
2. Feeling dizzy near your cell phone
This generation cannot live without cell phones which have exposure to an electromagnetic field, or EMF at a low frequency.
There have been many cases of people who claim to be sensitive to EMF. They experience nausea, headache, dizziness, and sleeping problems if they are in close contact with an electronic device.
One case was observed where a female doctor claimed to have EMF sensitivity and developed pain, headache, and muscle twitching when she was exposed to an EMF in a double-blind experiment. But others have doubted such cases, and research hasn’t shown how exposure to EMF might trigger an allergic response.
3. Black spots on the skin
An itchy rash may be due to some allergic reaction to poison ivy or poison oak. Still, there are also some rare cases where people develop black spots, according to a 2008 study published in the journal Dermatitis.
When the plant’s oily secretion, is exposed to the air, shiny black deposits form on the skin and clothing
Scientists also said that the spots eventually peeled off, and the skin healed without scarring.
4. Lesions on the genitals
The skin lesion isn’t necessarily the sign of sexually transmitted diseases.
According to a study, a 42-year-old man had an allergic reaction after having sex with a partner who had used a medicated vaginal cream.
The man was sensitive to co-trimoxazole, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections and often found in vaginal creams. He developed strange lesions on his penis after having sex with his wife.
5. A bright red butt
People who are exposed to certain metals, medications, and plants or herbs can develop Baboon Syndrome. The condition means developing a bright red rash, primarily on the butt, closely resembling a baboon’s butt, according to the reports.
The red rash can appear on the anus, genitals and inner thighs, and maybe itchy and painful, but the syndrome doesn’t pose any serious health risks.
Studies have shown that antibiotics and antibacterials administered by mouth, intravenously, or on the skin can also trigger the reaction.