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Date: Jun 23 2005


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Allergies are a pain. Some people have them and have had them since the time they were kids. Other people develop them later in life. Still others never get them at all.
One of our favorite English, baby! peeps has got them pretty bad.


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John:  Man, you don’t have any allergies do you Kyle?

Kyle:  No, I never have had allergies.

John:  Ya know, June here in Portland is terrible for hay fever. I’ve got it and I’m miserable.

Kyle:  What’s hay fever?

John:  Ya know, it’s allergies to pollen, like grass and tree.

Kyle:  Right. Yeah, I know, my dad has that pretty bad too.

John:  My eyes start itching, my nose is running. I’m a wreck.

Kyle:  Sounds great man.

John:  Well, I heard you might develop them later in life so if you do, I’ve got some medicine I can give you.

Kyle:  I hope not, but if I do, I think I’ll wear one of those white masks around.

John:  I used to do that when I was a kid. My mom made me. But then other kids made fun of me so she let me stop.

Kyle:  Yeah, they don’t look too cool.

John:  People called me Darth Vader.



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I guess it’s time to start calling John Darth Vader. It sounds like his allergies are really acting up this year.
Last year, I thought I was developing allergies, but in the end it turned out to be just a bad cold. You can imagine how happy I was that it wasn’t allergies.
Do you have allergies? What are you allergic to?



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Russian Federation

I have allergies to dust. It’s usually sneezing and nose is running. But this summer i was in USA and i had allergy everyday, it was terrible condition, i had suffocating cough and running nose, i can’t live without anti allergic pills. I think it also can be from dust, because i had allergy only inside the house.

04:43 PM Jul 31 2015 |

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i never had em,and i hope i never have em or develope em at all

09:59 PM Oct 30 2008 |

coolest gal


ya  i have been sufferning from allergies for a long time.i start sneezing whenever i come in contact of dust , pollen, perfume smell. i do not know how to get rid of this allergy.

04:40 PM Nov 25 2007 |

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coolest gal


can i join with you

04:35 PM Nov 25 2007 |

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