Running and Allergies

Running and Allergies

Post by Lawrence Curc » Wed, 11 Jul 1990 01:15:08


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.

 
 
 

Running and Allergies

Post by Eric Ro » Thu, 12 Jul 1990 00:18:05

I noted a significant decrease in my allergies since I started running.
I also have noticed a short term decrease each time I run as well.

Eric Ross


 
 
 

Running and Allergies

Post by Jay Hoefling » Wed, 11 Jul 1990 04:44:09


Quote:
(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.

Jay Hoeflinger