(Lawrence Curcio) writes:
|> I once ate a small shrimp salad shortly before running. I had a bad
|> allergic reaction - swelled up like a balloon and had to go to an
|> emergency ward. I haven't had such a reaction before or since, and I
|> seem to remember reading somewhere that running lowers allergic thresholds.
|> I asked the intern in the emergency ward about this and he said he hadn't
|> heard anything about the effect. Has anyone else?
|> -Larry C.
I have hay-fever-like symptoms about 6 months out of the year. I am allergic
to ragweed pollen, mold, house dust, and something in the air from September
through December, but I have never experienced allergy symptoms while running.
(I run 4 miles 3 times per week) I have always assumed there was something
about running that prevented these symptoms. It has happened that I would have
symptoms immediately before running and then immediately after running, but
never during. This has always seemed a little strange since during running
much more air passes through the system.