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14 Signs You Grew Up With Allergies

Seasoned veterans of the allergy struggle know how important it is to keep things clean and dust-free. But even those without allergies can benefit from the powerful suction of the Dyson handheld vacuum.

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1. Your allergies have an origin story on the same level as a superhero's powers.

"A young child, abandoned in a field full of ragweed, develops the incredible power to blow away enemies with a single sneeze. He is...Cynus."
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"A young child, abandoned in a field full of ragweed, develops the incredible power to blow away enemies with a single sneeze. He is...Cynus."

2. People always thought you were just sick.

"I swear, it's only allergies!"
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"I swear, it's only allergies!"

3. Your less prepared (and nasally advantaged) friends could always count on you for an endless supply of tissues.

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Boxes for days.

4. Nobody believed your excuses for avoiding certain chores...

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5. ...and the chores you did were more in the interest of personal health than keeping your parents happy.

A spotless room was the only way to avoid endless sneezing fits.
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A spotless room was the only way to avoid endless sneezing fits.

6. The only thing you got from thrift stores was a stuffy nose.

Maybe the previous owner of that sweater was just a giant ball of dust.
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Maybe the previous owner of that sweater was just a giant ball of dust.

7. The willpower it took to ignore cute animals was nearly crippling.

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"Why. Aren't. You. Petting. Me?"

8. A "contact sport" for you was any sport where you were at risk of coming into contact with grass.

No way you were going to run out onto that toxic death trap called a "field."
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No way you were going to run out onto that toxic death trap called a "field."

9. Rudolph's red-nosed plight was especially relatable...

People laughed and called you names.
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People laughed and called you names.

10. ...while your appreciation for the pollen forecast didn't exactly make your popularity soar.

A high probability of nasal congestion with a chance of wheezing later in the week.
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A high probability of nasal congestion with a chance of wheezing later in the week.

11. A "breath of fresh air" meant staying in whichever room had the purifier.

[Deep inhale] Ahhhhh.
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[Deep inhale] Ahhhhh.

12. Your inhaler was like another limb.

*whispers* "Never let go..."
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*whispers* "Never let go..."

13. You were the original puff daddy.

But hardly a bad boy for life.
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But hardly a bad boy for life.

14. The bogeyman didn't scare you half as much as the two million dust mites potentially lurking in your mattress.

Sleep tight.
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Sleep tight.

Unlike the bogeyman, dust mites actually exist — LOTS of them (producing symptom-triggering feces). Thankfully the Dyson handheld vacuum is engineered for powerful suction to keep dust mite populations at bay and alleviate allergy problems.

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