Worst Things to Be Allergic To

The Top Ten
1 Water (Aquagenic Pruritus)

I can't imagine how hard it must be to have an allergy to a substance that makes up two thirds of our body. It would be practically impossible to get yourself clean too.

Two thirds of your body is made up of water. So you're allergic to yourself?! I'm sorry this exists!

I wonder what would happen if I was allergic to something that I was entirely made up of?

You will smell terrible because you wont be able to take a shower!

2 Nuts

I have a nut allergy, and I hate it because there's a lot of good foods I can't have, and I always have to check the ingredients in things.

I would hate to be allergic to peanuts. I love peanut butter. I know a lot of people with a peanut allergy, and it is so hard for them not to be able to eat the things they desperately want. Whenever I hang out with a friend with a peanut allergy, I feel deeply sorry for them having to ask if certain foods have peanuts as one of the ingredients at every restaurant they go. It is very hard, like all allergies are, but this one is very hard.

This is by far the worst allergy. My brother has a peanut allergy, and it totally sucks because I'm never allowed to have peanut butter, some types of chocolate, peanut butter ice cream, and much more. If you are allergic to peanuts, you have to watch every single thing you eat, including cakes, chocolate, ice cream, donuts, etc. I honestly think it is way worse then being allergic to water, but that would suck, too.

This is up there in ranking but with both a nut allergy (lip and eye swelling for my son) and a dog allergy (hives and wheezing), the dog allergy is definitely worse. It's much easier to avoid nuts, just don't eat them. Dogs exist all around and are hard to avoid especially if they come up and jump on you, or start licking uninvited.

3 Milk

Ok, so I'm allergic to milk, but I'm not lactose intolerant. My body is unable to process milk, so eating anything with dairy could make me incredibly sick. If I eat too much, I could die. I hate it so much, ice cream and pizza used to be my favorite foods. It also sucks having this along with IBS and Acid Reflex, along with being allergic to shrimp, beef, and pork. I hate my life.

Ugh I am most likely to be allergic to milk and when you first find out, it like the worst thing that's ever happened! No icecream or anything dairy. But I take this thing so I can have dairy

I'm not allergic to milk but I don't drink it, I don't want to steal a calf's milk.

Would be horrible because milk is in so many things.

4 Chocolate Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds, roasted and ground, and often flavored with vanilla.

My 8th grade science teacher was allergic to this and he said he got headaches every time he ate it. Luckily nothing serious happened to him.

I am allergic to chocolate. I hate it. I was not allergic to it until about four years ago. My friends, because they know they can play around with me, they always eat chocolate right in front of my face and smile at me. It does not bother me even though I would kill to have some chocolate... Ironic because chocolate would kill me...

I couldn't imagine being allergic to chocolate and I feel sorry for those who are allergic. Chocolate is my all-time favorite food and I would hate it if I was never able to eat chocolate again.

AARG! I'm not allergic, but I feel very very sorry for those who are allergic. You have my deepest sorrow. I'm sorry. I love chocolate it's delicious. But it's not helathy so maybe that's a good thing. But mostly bad though.

5 Wheat

Because there is gluten in everything these days. It's so hard to avoid and there is no cure if you eat it you must suffer the consequences for three days. At least for me it's three days of pain, discomfort and exhaustion among other gross symptoms

I'm gluten intolerant and my mother has celiac diseases, "it's terrible" NOPE!

Having a gluten allergy is no big deal just a minor inconvenience, most foods have a gluten free equivalent

I'm allergic to gluten, milk, and beef. It sucks. I eat a ton of salads.

I love bread and pasta so this would be difficult for sure.

6 Bees

I am allergic to bees. I got stung in the neck, the next thing I knew, I was in a hospital bed with an oxygen tank.

It would suck to be allergic to bees, then if you got stung that would really be bad

7 Grass

Definitely sucks. I remember having to walk home from school and my legs being practically numb by the time I got home. And I broke out in hives during a fire drill, it was torturous. Now being older I can control the extent of time I'm outside more but it still annoying

I have this allergy. When I go outside and roll on the grass, I get itches everywhere and start sneezing. Its annoying.

I feel sorry for the people who are allergic to grass that every time they walk on it, they get an allergic reaction.

I would hate to be allergic to grass because I love the outdoors! Unfortunately I do have hay fever but its not that bad, I just get dry and bloodshot eyes when there's cut grass :(

8 Wasps

That sucks if you get stung.

That would be weird

9 Fish
10 Sunlight

I watched a video of some girl who was allergic to sunlight. Luckily it's very rare to have this allergy, but I can't imagine how hard it must be to never be able to go outside on sunny days.

Reaction Time done a video on this. You can go outside but you have to be in a LOT of clothes.

Dude never going out in the morning sucks.

That won't be good.

The Contenders
11 Meat

Same, but what about pepperoni, fried chicken and all of those other good meats.

I would love having this allergy.

12 Vegetables

I am allergic to many fruits and vegetables and am anaphylaxis to watermelon and tomatoes which absolutely sucks!

Corn is in everything! Between corn starch, high fructose corn syrup and citric acid(all derived from corn) I literally can only eat whole food items.

Yep. I heard a kid would say they're allergic to vegetables as an excuse to not eat them.

Technically, I'm allergic to both fruits and vegetables. Oral Allergy Syndrome.

13 Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
14 Dogs The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, and is characterized by an upturning tail. The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, ...read more.

Being allergic to dogs makes it difficult to socialize. Seems like everyone has a dog at their house. If it's outdoors it's usually fine. Indoors with a dog that lives there though is a no-go.

15 Mold

I am allergic to plant and soil mold, and I live in Kansas so we have droughts then floods then it's really moldy so I have bad reactions to it.

I am allergic to mold on teams.

I meant trees.

16 Cats The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.
It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact.

Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship and their ability to kill rodents. About 60 cat breeds are recognized by various cat registries. ...read more.

I'm allergic to cats.

I'm allergic to cats

That would be bad

17 Perfume

It would feel terrible to ask someone to wash off their scent because it's giving me a reaction. Or worse, to have to stay away from them if they won't.

I have a fragrance sensitivity, so perfumes/colognes give me really bad headaches and I will get nauseated from time to time. It sucks going to stores because of the perfume section...

One whiff and I get a massive migraine immediately. Ditto all scented products.

18 Fruit

I hate these allergies. I can't eat from strawberries to melons, apples, pears, banana etc. Etc. Oh did I mention I'm allergic to grass as well as most types of tree sorts during the pollination seasons aka from march to late october? I'm also allergic to cat hair, horse hair, and I can't be close to hay without getting a runny nose and very itchy eyes as with most of these allergies..

I have Latex Fruit Syndrome- meaning I am not only allergic to Natural Latex, but fruits related to the latex tree. I also discovered I can't eat Mango's or anything related to them.

19 Skin
20 Rodents

Who the hell is allergic to this?

21 Dust Mites

I'm allergic to dust and dust mite, which is EVERYWHERE, more than water. I can't go anywhere without sneezing or getting itchy eyes or skin, it's the worst most annoying thing.

I'm not allergic to dust, technically everyone is, but I'm a bit over that. My dog always rolls around, and already has crunchy like fur, and whenever I pet him, I sneeze and puff.

I'm anaphilactic towards dust mites and dust mites are in EVERYTHING coushiny such as couches. this means I can't have sleepovers because I have a spetial matress and sheets that are dust mit free. and not to mention that I can't even sit on the couch to watchtv without breaking out in itchy welts

Vacuuming always makes it worse. We have carpets.

22 Latex

How can you even touch latex without getting a reaction? By wearing gloves? Oh wait, some gloves have latex in it.

I know two people who are allergic to this.

23 Eggs

I'm allergic to eggs and my friend is allergic to peanuts, we both have a high chance of death if we eat it. He said that my allergy is so much more annoying because eggs are in almost everything. And I have to agree, everything that is annoying with peanut allergy is the same for eggs, exept that we cannot eat half of everything we want.

My sister's allergic to eggs and I always feel sorry for her, since she's been allergic to it, I couldn't eat many things with eggs in it. We always have to substitute eggs with different ingredients.

Seriously? Am I the only poor bean allergic to eggs? They're in practically every kind of pastry!

I have a niece and a nephew with egg allergies.

24 Spices

Salt would be terrible

25 Mosquitoes Spanish for "small fly," mosquitoes are insects that have been known to cause various diseases. A sample of diseases caused by mosquitoes: malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus.

I am allergic to them and it sucks more than you would think. I can't go outside at night (which means no camping, 4th of July sucks, no night fairs) I need top of the line bug spray which costs A LOT! If I get bit more than 4x my throat starts swelling, my heart rate increases, I get very light headed. I do not want to know what happens if I get bite more.

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