My long list of allergies

So I have a lot of allergies, my friends joke that I should live in a bubble.  Since it’s not that wise to live in a bubble since it could make my allergies worse, I’ve learnt to deal with them.  One of the ways is making sure everyone is aware of my long list o’ allergies.  I apologize in advance, since this list is very long.  I have put it in point form (suggested by Monica) to make it easier for you to print as well as read.

  • all animal fibers of any percentage

  • lactose and casein (milk and milk products – even in baked goods in really small doses it is not good {yes those who know me yes this has changed!})Please avoid sending me anything that has ingredients like modified milk ingredients, whey, whey powder, lactose, cheese, milk powder, casein etc…  If the ingredients say may contain traces of milk products

  • lemongrass

  • chamomile

  • a lot of perfumes (most smelling like flowers this includes soak and other laundry detergents I use non-perfume, non-dye soaps to make life easier)

  • cats

  • dogs (saliva only, yes I know I have a dog; however she is a working dog plus I’ve grown an immunity to her)

  • cigarette smoke (sensitivity)

  • Petroleum jelly

  • almost all lip balms don’t have issues with Burt’s bees only one that I haven’t gotten chapped and annoyed lips from (funny it’s got lanolin but seems fine)

  • products with high glycerol/glycine content

  • feathers

  • dust

  • mold

  • pollens

  • beef ( have to be careful because beef lard is in some cookies!, vegetable shortening is my friend!) and there is more to the list but that’s all you need to know really

  • As for soaps I don’t have any problems with olive oil, Shea butter, and soy based soaps (glycine if low on the ingredients is usually fine) really strong smells especially flowers can be an issue

  • Scents  that are good

    • mint

    • almond

    • lavender*

    • vanilla*

    • jasmine*

    • mango

    • coffee

    • hazelnut

    • eucalyptus

    • rosemary

*if not overly strong

  • As for washing the knitted object non-scented laundry detergent or shampoo or conditioner (or with the scents listed above if not strong (lavender and vanilla downy or whatever brand it is very bad, was sneezing for days and took forever to get the scent out — months of frequent washing!!)– nor containing lanolin –aka no soak had a bad reaction to it (even the unscented it’s been proven that is even bad, shit my hands are so itchy!!!)

Seriously if you have any other questions don’t be afraid to ask!

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