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“There’s a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what’s the problem?”
Phyllis Diller

“What is love but an allergic reaction to the proper lighting!”
Scott Thompson

“You know quickly, typically, if you’re having an allergic reaction — you get an immediate sensation in your mouth that you’ve been exposed to something, … So I knew it within seconds, literally.”
Robert Wood

“We see allergic tendencies much more common in children than adults, and nobody really knows exactly why that is. The reality is, we can’t quite understand the aging process of the immune system, but it seems to change.”
David Kahn

“Particles of the allergen — in this particular case, peanuts — are small enough to actually float in the air, … If they land on someone who is allergic, land in their eyes or in their nose, they can cause them an actual allergic reaction.”
David Tanner

“I’m allergic to bees, … They seem to like me a lot.”
Michelle Wie

“If you’re a parent and you have an allergic child, you may know all the names of all milk-derived ingredients, but a child may not.”
Stephanie Childs

“If you are allergic to certain foods it can be quite a challenge to find those in the labels because they can be disguised as other words.”
Leigh Tweddle

“About 30 [percent] to 40 percent [of asthmatics] are allergic to mold, … I anticipate a great need for emergency care. I don’t want to sound alarmist, but 4,000 people die of asthma attacks every year in the U.S., and I worry there will be a lot of asthma attacks.”
Norman Edelman

“There are avoidance measures you can take, … If you know you’re sensitive to a trigger, like dust mites, cigarette smoke or animals, you can use medication, or if someone is highly allergic, he or she might consider desensitization therapy.”
John Winder
“Pine is generally not an important allergen although it puts out tremendous amounts of pollen, … but at the same time that pine trees are pollinating, oaks are pollinating.”
Keith Phillips

“Poor air quality, which can be influenced by a variety of fumes, chemicals and allergens, is arguably the leading cause of triggers for most asthmatics in urban areas.”
Ian Smith

“Frost is a good indicator that there is no pollen left outdoors.”
Mike Tringale

“The study found that ragweed grown in an atmosphere with double the current carbon dioxide levels produced 61 percent more pollen than normal. Such a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide is expected to occur between 2050 and 2100.]”
Paul Epstein

“Fall, it’s the leaves, it’s the mold, it’s the pollen. Spring it’s the grass and the trees. Dust is bad in winter.”
Marjorie Crabtree

“Plants pollinated by bees tend to have heavier pollen that doesn’t fly around as much. Wind-pollinated trees and plants tend to cause more trouble.”
Sandra Mason

“If people have trouble when the grass is cut sometimes that’ll kick the tree pollen and mold up in the air.”
Laura Odom

“Mould (on plants) can irritate asthma, increase upper respiratory problems, cause headaches and affect concentration,”
David Miller

“In Africa, for example, the immune system is too busy chasing after worms to bother going after house dust mites,”
Padraic Fallon

“If dust mites or dander are triggers, remaining inside in a hermetically sealed house can increase the likelihood of an attack. Also, people tend to have more colds and upper respiratory infections in the winter, so being around such people in close quarters can increase the chances of an infection.”
Monica Kraft