Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Seasonal Allergies



I had to call the doctor yesterday to get a stronger antibiotic for Jeff and a new prescription for me. When the nurse asked if I had any allergies I told her I was allergic to sulfa drugs and then thinking I was funny I said "oh, and housework". Ha Ha, we chuckled over that, finished up the call and I thought that was it. Except, now that I think about it, I shouldn't have laughed so soon.

I really think I am allergic to housework! I've been so concerned about it all day that I went to WebMD and checked out my symptoms --- I'm not kidding, I think I am allergic!


Here's the checklist of my symptoms

A Mild Allergic Reaction to Housework:
  • Rash ~ Yes, I have a rash when I do housework. Mostly the rash and redness occurs near any cuts on my hands when I use the super caustic cleaners that help me feel like my home is germ free.
  • Itchy, Watery Eyes ~ Definitely fits my condition! The watery eye syndrome is particularly strong when I see the piles and piles of laundry that keep on appearing day after day.
  • Congestion ~ Of Course. Have you tried to maneuver from my front door into the living room where Emma's dollhouse is always flung about?

A Moderate Allergic Reaction to Housework:

  • Itchiness ~ Yup, I just THINK about housework and I get an itchiness ALL over! My feet itch to take me to McDonald's, My eyes itch to watch a movie, even my hand gets itchy/twitchy feeling to hold a computer mouse in my hand
  • Difficulty Breathing ~ This is a two-fold problem for me. 1st, I can't breathe when I'm hyperventilating over the ground in play-doh on my carpet and 2nd, I have trouble breathing when I pull moldy swim towels out of the boys swim bags. Ewwww!

A Severe Allergic Reaction to Housework:

  • Cramps ~ Check and double check!
  • Vomiting ~ You try not to when you clean beneath the oven and fridge!
  • Mental Confusion & Dizziness ~ That settles it! I have a SEVERE ALLERGY to housework.

I am going to have to cut back. My health is too important to throw away!





4 comments:

Jeff said...

I think I have a severe case of allergies caused by work. Maybe we should trade! :)

Island mama said...

It's catching!!!!

melmac0305 said...

I heard a good remedy was meeting up with a bunch of other adults to conquer a different EVIL force! (a.k.a. toontown) :)

Tammy said...

Hmmm.....& here I was always answering "no" to that question on medical forms! Maybe I've been wrong all along.....