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This is a silly blog inspired by a cartoon I saw recently of a glass of red wine arguing with a lovely mug of black coffee about who she loved the most.

She loves me more! said the angry glass of red wine.
She loves ME more! spat back the jealous mug of steaming black coffee.

It made me think about what my worst allergies would say if they could talk.

Peanut allergy meets Dairy allergy

Sorry Dairy, I think Peanut wins this fight. Definitely my worst allergy!

Sorry Dairy, I think Peanut wins this fight. Definitely my worst allergy!

I do apologise to any readers looking for inspiration or to learn something today. All you’ve learned is that I enjoy drawing very bad cartoons sometimes.

I get very weird ideas for blogs and I also need to buy a new rubber.

You also now know which of my allergies is the worst.

The peanut here had to be mean because that’s the allergy I fear the most. If I even smell a peanut my body goes into a kind of alert state. Every part of me is wary when I catch a waft of that most revolting of nuts.

Hope it made you smile anyway. Which is your worst allergy? and what would yours say?



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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