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Posted on Sep 21, 2016

Show Us The Worst Allergic Reaction You've Gotten

Some allergies are impossible to hide.

Allergies are no joke. / Via FOX

As anyone who has allergies knows, an allergic reaction happens when your body is super sensitive to something which might be harmless to most people — like a certain food, chemical, plant, animal hair, etc. — and that reaction can be anything from annoying stuff like sneezing, skin rashes, or diarrhea to the most serious and life-threatening reaction, anaphylaxis.

And sometimes allergic reactions can cause ~pretty noticeable~ symptoms on the face and body.

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Often, severe allergic reactions can cause very noticeable skin rashes, hives, eczema, swelling, and more. So it's impossible not to notice when the person is having an allergic reaction.

Like this girl, who is very allergic to poison ivy and also got it on her eyes.

Emily Petrozza / Via Twitter: @lauren_petrozza

Or this guy... whose allergy to hair dye caused his head to literally blow up like a balloon.


Or this guy, who found out he was allergic to bees the hard way.

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Bottom line: allergies suck, especially when you can't hide them.

So show us the most insane, unbelievable, or strangely-placed allergic reactions you've gotten on your face or body.

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Obviously we’re not making light of severe allergies here or promoting that you trigger an allergic reaction just for a crazy selfie. But if you happened to get a picture of a very memorable reaction with visible symptoms, feel free to share it with us. Even if it wasn’t funny at the time, it’s a great reminder of why allergies are a real issue that should always be taken seriously.

Submit your photo using the DropBox below, and include some details about how it happened and your specific allergy.

If you're having trouble with uploading your photo, email it it with the subject line "Allergic Reaction Submission."

Your allergic reaction photo and story might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Health post!