It's not fun at all, it's hard.
Growing up with an allergy to cold (cold urticaria) makes it hard for me to enjoy the rain. Going to different establishment such as malls with low temperature because of aircon is a hassle for me and have to wear long clothes, same goes with going to the beach- I can't enjoy the cold breeze if I'm only wearing a shirt and short.
Cold urticaria is a skin allergy where your skin starts to become reddish and have this itchy hives or rashes when contact with cold water or air. The most severe reaction is shortness of breath (for which i already experienced) or worst, death.
I wrote an article about this months ago so I'm leaving this link in case you want to further your readings,😊
My struggle didn't end here. My skin is so sensitive that I am not allowed to used certain detergent and dishwashing soap because it's too strong for my skin. This causes wounds to my fingers and hands and certain portion starts to tear apart.
Whenever I washed the dishes plus do my laundry, even I'm using washing machine, my hands are wounded and it hurts a lot. The same reason why I have rough hands even tho I'm not industrious hahah.
I also have allergic reaction when I eat too much sardines and canned foods. Wounds in my ear will start to show after I scratched it a little because my ear feel itchy whenever I ate such foods.
At first I grow to hate my skin so much but what can I do? This is the largest organ of my body that protects me from harm. It's a bit weak, so I have to do ny part in protecting it as well.
I have the most weak health among my sisters that's why they always look for me, but I don't want to always be a burden to them. I have a low tolerance in sour food, and I have weak immune system that triggers my allergies to shrimp. Last January I undergo minor operation when my lymph nodes grown weak and bacteria starts to accumulate under my chin. I have a weak vision with 300 eye grade, ughh blurry hahah. The only thing I can do is prioritize my health so I won't further my family's problem.
This is a reminder to me and to you who's reading this (thank you🥺) to stay healthy. This school stuff and work stuff will definitely stress us out but hope each and every one will take care of their body😊
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