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can you be allergic to another person

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No, allergies are to specific proteins. More likely, you're allergic to something that person wears like a natural fiber of clothing, a perfume/colog ... Read More
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: Women can develop allergy to their partner's semen leading to anaphylaxis during intercourse. Fortunately, this is a very rare problem.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Allergy is due to the chemicals in tampons. Chemicals have been added to make the tampons sterile in order to reduce tampon causing an infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Some people can develop hives from alcohol, and it can happen at any age.
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Hypoallergenic: A hypoallergenic pillow.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Feces are the remainder of what you have eaten, if it did not bother you when you ate, you cannot be allergic to it after you digested it.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Cat dander allergy can develop months or even years after having a cat or being exposed to other people's cats. It is not clear why this happens, but ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can become: Sensitized to flea bites over time.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Coconut allergy has been described but it is not a common food allergy. Walnut is the most common nut allergy. While fda says coconut is a "nut" it ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wen answered
25 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: Never heard of people being allergic to nicotine because human body produces it endogeneously. But people might be allergic to other ingredients from ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to mint: Yes you can be allergic to mint. You can be allergic to anything that has molecules big enough to bind to the reactive site on an antigen-presenting c ... Read More

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