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(The Sun)   Boy could be killed by Christmas due to extreme allergy to pine trees (w/pic)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 118
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2012-12-09 07:49:53 PM  
Fox will call the boy a liberal, and say it is simply Christmas fighting back.
 
2012-12-09 07:54:47 PM  
Subby, I see what you did there.
 
2012-12-09 07:55:55 PM  
But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.
 
2012-12-09 08:03:54 PM  

ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.


Heh yeah, and momma is an angel even though she brings him within a few feet of something that will kill him instantly? No, it's grandma's fault.

Pile 'o crap.
 
2012-12-09 08:06:15 PM  

Barfmaker: ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.

Heh yeah, and momma is an angel even though she brings him within a few feet of something that will kill him instantly? No, it's grandma's fault.

Pile 'o crap.


In my fantasies other people's grandparents should be better than mine were. They're supposed to love and coddle and spoil, not selfishly put up a real tree which could kill their own grandson.

So I guess the reality is many grandparents are as big of dicks as mine were.
 
2012-12-09 08:07:53 PM  
Killed? Nah, just pining for the fjords.
 
2012-12-09 08:15:22 PM  
If he's that allergic to pines, Christmas is the least of his worries.


/Grandparents are knotty
 
2012-12-09 08:18:29 PM  
+1 for tag use.
 
2012-12-09 08:20:37 PM  
Meh, the snowflake should stay in his bubble then.
 
2012-12-09 08:21:32 PM  

ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.



When it comes to humpytime, Grandma and grandpa need a safe room like everyone else.  Perhaps even a SAFER room than everyone else.
 
2012-12-09 08:23:57 PM  
Ugh. White people problems.
 
2012-12-09 08:36:34 PM  

ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.


Right.
 
2012-12-09 09:16:26 PM  

InspectorZero: Ugh. White people problems.


Wait a minute, are you saying that if I wasn't white, I would be immortal? Of all the racial luck...
 
2012-12-09 09:32:57 PM  
Sappy?

[citizenkaneslowclap.gif]
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2012-12-09 09:49:00 PM  
I have an evergreen tree allergy too (pine, spruce, Juniper, etc). I have to wear a mask when I mow the grass near the evergreen trees in the yard or have a strong allergy attack. It's not life threatening but it sure isn't pleasant.

It's weird, I've never had a reaction to poison ivy, sumac or other rash causing plants but if I brush against a cedar tree or juniper bush if feels like I've been burned with acid and I itch for days.

Sort of know how the kid feels.
 
2012-12-09 09:56:21 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Barfmaker: ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.

Heh yeah, and momma is an angel even though she brings him within a few feet of something that will kill him instantly? No, it's grandma's fault.

Pile 'o crap.

In my fantasies other people's grandparents should be better than mine were. They're supposed to love and coddle and spoil, not selfishly put up a real tree which could kill their own grandson.

So I guess the reality is many grandparents are as big of dicks as mine were.


I call lbullsh*t on this. If he were truly that allergic he would have a reaction once inside the house. A responsible and caring parent would not take him into that environment. She is aw'ing both of them and telling the public about what a great chance they are both taking to visit the grandparents.
She claims to have had him tested because she was tested. I have severe allergies and I am skeptical of some allergy claims. Many are psychosymatic.Anxiety about the holidays is easily misdiagnosed as an allergy to the tree or some other holiday substance. People with true allergies just want to live their lives peacefully and not create attention IMHO.
 
2012-12-09 10:16:52 PM  

AbbeySomeone: I call lbullsh*t on this. If he were truly that allergic he would have a reaction once inside the house


Nah. My daughter has a no shiat allergy to peanuts, but we feed my son PBJ at the same table. Since the first grade, she sits with kids at the school who may or may not have PBJs. She knows not to eat anyone else's food and wash her hands after lunch, and that's it.

However, I do concur on the AW bit - there's zero reason to keep them out of friends' houses if there's a tree there - unless the kid is somehow mentally debilitated he ought to be able to regulate himself. It is, after all, a six foot f*cking plant, and it's usually in a corner.
 
2012-12-09 11:03:50 PM  

InspectorZero: Ugh. White people problems.


Yup, because there's no black people out there allergic to dairy or shellfish.
 
2012-12-09 11:05:04 PM  

FunkOut: InspectorZero: Ugh. White people problems.

Yup, because there's no black people out there allergic to dairy or shellfish.


LOLRANDOM
 
2012-12-09 11:08:30 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
He is so screwed.
 
2012-12-09 11:10:02 PM  
I hope he never meets Forrest Gump.
 
2012-12-09 11:10:41 PM  
Anyone else notice subby's clever use of the sappy tag??
 
2012-12-09 11:10:53 PM  
I guess there's no trees on his mirror so his car won't smell....
 
2012-12-09 11:11:35 PM  
I'm allergic to pine trees. I can't be in a house with a real Christmas Tree
 
2012-12-09 11:11:42 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-09 11:12:04 PM  
Certainly not the last civilian life that will be taken by the War on Christmas.
 
2012-12-09 11:13:34 PM  

TommyymmoT: Fox will call the boy a liberal, and say it is simply Christmas fighting back.


When will Fox denounce the Chrstmas War on Children?
 
2012-12-09 11:13:38 PM  
He drives a Chevy, but pines for the Fords.
 
2012-12-09 11:14:28 PM  
Just over two weeks left if you want to kill the kid by Christmas. Better get crackin'.
 
2012-12-09 11:15:55 PM  
I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?
 
2012-12-09 11:16:01 PM  
Hey, HOOGIZZAshiat????

I know it's a slow news day, but really, this shiat got a greenie?
 
2012-12-09 11:16:36 PM  

Nothing To See Here: He drives a Chevy, but pines for the Fnords.


FTFY
 
2012-12-09 11:16:50 PM  
I have a Xmas ornament of him at the top of our tree,
Well at least I told where to stick our pine tree if he was coming over.
 
2012-12-09 11:18:03 PM  

FunkOut: InspectorZero: Ugh. White people problems.

Yup, because there's no black people out there allergic to dairy or shellfish.


They make Christmas trees out of clam dip now?
 
2012-12-09 11:18:39 PM  

ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.


There's loving and spoiling their disabled grandson, then there's mollycoddling him.

I can spoil you at your house. I'll leave my crazy pet that likes to eat grandchildren at home.
You come to my house, you'd best BEWARE OF DOG. or tree in this case.

/would never get a real tree indoors.
 
2012-12-09 11:19:27 PM  

Babwa Wawa: AbbeySomeone: I call lbullsh*t on this. If he were truly that allergic he would have a reaction once inside the house

Nah. My daughter has a no shiat allergy to peanuts, but we feed my son PBJ at the same table. Since the first grade, she sits with kids at the school who may or may not have PBJs. She knows not to eat anyone else's food and wash her hands after lunch, and that's it.

However, I do concur on the AW bit - there's zero reason to keep them out of friends' houses if there's a tree there - unless the kid is somehow mentally debilitated he ought to be able to regulate himself. It is, after all, a six foot f*cking plant, and it's usually in a corner.


I imagine it depends on the allergy and if bits of whatever it is can become airborne. Peanut butter does not become airborne unless you throw it. Pet dander and pollen spread through the air with ease.
 
2012-12-09 11:20:37 PM  

The Bunyip: I guess there's no trees on his mirror so his car won't smell....


Having trouble placing that...Is it the Beastie Boys?
 
2012-12-09 11:20:55 PM  
Wood I give a fark?
 
2012-12-09 11:21:22 PM  
With luck this genetic defect will die before it breeds
 
2012-12-09 11:24:07 PM  
image17.spreadshirt.com
 
2012-12-09 11:25:46 PM  
www.audiophileusa.com
 
2012-12-09 11:27:57 PM  

TheTurtle: FunkOut: InspectorZero: Ugh. White people problems.

Yup, because there's no black people out there allergic to dairy or shellfish.

They make Christmas trees out of clam dip now?


Funny response : "You've never experience Christmas in Newfoundland, have you?"

Non-funny response : "InspectorZero thinks allergies are only white people problems and I knew a Jamaican guy who would drop dead if he ate shellfish."
 
2012-12-09 11:28:19 PM  

Jument: I imagine it depends on the allergy and if bits of whatever it is can become airborne. Peanut butter does not become airborne unless you throw it. Pet dander and pollen spread through the air with ease.


Pet dander and hay fever do not cause anaphylactic reactions. If they cause any sort of severe reaction, there's zero chance this kid would be allowed in grandpappy's house if there was a tree there. Hell, there'd be a good chance this kid woudn't be allowed OUTSIDE if that were the case.
 
2012-12-09 11:28:22 PM  
Yes, best tag award.
 
2012-12-09 11:29:41 PM  
Pity about that. A real Christmas tree can really spruce up a home.
 
2012-12-09 11:31:19 PM  
Kid will never be a Branch Manager.
 
2012-12-09 11:32:42 PM  
"So here's the deal, son. Somewhere in the middle of that group of pine trees is an Apple iPad and an XBox 360. If you find them and get out of there before your pine allergies kill you, you can keep both gifts."
 
2012-12-09 11:38:04 PM  
Hate to pull the Race Card. . . But,

This kid is banned from the Pinewood Derby
 
2012-12-09 11:39:47 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?



The trees generally used are an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir. 
 
2012-12-09 11:42:30 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?

The trees generally used are an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir.


Blue tipped spruce are very sharp on the needles and hurt. On the bright side, soft ornaments stick to them like it was velcro.
 
2012-12-09 11:43:08 PM  
Best use of the "sappy" tag I've ever seen. +1 subby
 
2012-12-09 11:45:36 PM  

Head_Shot: Having trouble placing that...Is it the Beastie Boys?


Repo man. Find one in every car ....
 
2012-12-09 11:45:47 PM  
I was also allergic to to Christmas trees growing up. It was a pain but I grew out of it. I didn't have it as bad as this kid but it caused me to have asthma attacks which resulted in a family tradition of opening gifts early. I hope he manages to stay well and milk it as much as I did.
/As a resident of the self-proclaimed Christmas tree capital of the world (Lunenburg county, Nova Scotia)...they are supposed to balsam fir trees anyways.
 
2012-12-09 11:46:01 PM  
Well, bye.
 
2012-12-09 11:47:27 PM  

Blue_Blazer: Best use of the "sappy" tag I've ever seen. +1 subby


I second that!
 
2012-12-09 11:50:41 PM  
Boy could be killed by Christmas due to extreme allergy to pine trees (w/pic)

Wow I just wasted 10 minutes trying to Google a picture from the SNL skit about the killer Christmas trees.

I haz a sad.
 
2012-12-09 11:54:07 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?


The trees generally used are an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir.


you mean fur trees?
 
2012-12-09 11:54:13 PM  
I have some allergies to pine trees but luckily not that bad. I get into them, they cause me really bad itching, so fake christmas trees ftw. Lot easier to clean up too. If you want the fresh pine smell you just hide a pine smelling air freshener in there.
 
2012-12-09 11:56:58 PM  

Barfmaker: ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.

Heh yeah, and momma is an angel even though she brings him within a few feet of something that will kill him instantly? No, it's grandma's fault.

Pile 'o crap.


My money is on the allergy not being half as bad as momma claims it is, and the grandparents think she is the dick.
 
2012-12-09 11:57:02 PM  
OK, so some kid is apparently allergic to some varieties of pine trees.

Why are we reading about this?
 
2012-12-10 12:00:12 AM  

YouPeopleAreCrazy: OK, so some kid is apparently allergic to some varieties of pine trees.

Why are we reading about this?


There's going to be a quiz next week.
 
2012-12-10 12:02:39 AM  

Babwa Wawa: Pet dander and hay fever do not cause anaphylactic reactions. If they cause any sort of severe reaction, there's zero chance this kid would be allowed in grandpappy's house if there was a tree there. Hell, there'd be a good chance this kid woudn't be allowed OUTSIDE if that were the case.


Yeah... nope. I have had a severe reaction to a cedar allergy desensitization injection. Tree allergies are usually seasonal, so he just wouldn't be allowed outside certain times of year, if there were any pine trees in his neighborhood.

We have to keep my son inside for a couple weeks in the spring or his eyes swell and get all goopy and that reaction is when he is taking oral and eye drop antihistamines.
 
2012-12-10 12:06:31 AM  
Nice one, subby.

This seems to resinate with quite a few people.
 
2012-12-10 12:06:43 AM  

Barfmaker: ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.

Heh yeah, and momma is an angel even though she brings him within a few feet of something that will kill him instantly? No, it's grandma's fault.

Pile 'o crap.


I had asthma and dog allergy when I was this kid's age. Mom dragged me to her brother's house every week, where two mutts lived. I just had to struggle for breath as quietly as possible and try not to scratch my eyes out until the family fun was over, usually in eight hours or so.

Thanks, Mom.
 
2012-12-10 12:06:56 AM  

Vegetative reproduction: Babwa Wawa: Pet dander and hay fever do not cause anaphylactic reactions. If they cause any sort of severe reaction, there's zero chance this kid would be allowed in grandpappy's house if there was a tree there. Hell, there'd be a good chance this kid woudn't be allowed OUTSIDE if that were the case.

Yeah... nope. I have had a severe reaction to a cedar allergy desensitization injection. Tree allergies are usually seasonal, so he just wouldn't be allowed outside certain times of year, if there were any pine trees in his neighborhood.

We have to keep my son inside for a couple weeks in the spring or his eyes swell and get all goopy and that reaction is when he is taking oral and eye drop antihistamines.


thefastertimes.com
 
2012-12-10 12:07:15 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Bathia_Mapes: Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?


The trees generally used are an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir.

you mean fur trees?


2.bp.blogspot.com

WHAT A FUR TREE MAY LOOK LIKE
 
2012-12-10 12:07:43 AM  
They should get that kid on allergy desensitization shots. It sucks to get shots twice a week, but at least you won't die when your grandparents accidentally push you into the Christmas tree.

Also, kids with peanut allergies can be cured, just don't try it at home, unless you are a doctor and have epinephrine ready.
 
2012-12-10 12:09:44 AM  
Have all of you allergic people tried allergy shots?

I did 3 years of the 5 as a teenager, and I'm way better than I was before I started, from "Oh god, I'm lying in bed choking to death on my own phlegm, and I can't sleep because I'll drown" to "Have to take a deep breath every time I take a step, and quietly wheezing the rest of the time" during the height of allergy season. I still can't run more than 20-30 yards without feeling it for a few hours to a few days, but I CAN walk at a normal walking pace, which is an improvement.

/major ragweed, Grass, leaves, pollen, cats, dogs. April-May and August - first big snow is a trial, and I hacked out the top 2 octaves of my vocal range when I raked leaves for college money.
//I think I got it from Dad, because he gets bronchitis and walking pneumonia every fall.
///White is fine, yellow is a sinus infection, green is bronchitis, red is blood (though if you had a nosebleed recently, it might be from that), cold chest is pneumonia.
 
2012-12-10 12:10:35 AM  
Wait...mom says they have to check with his friends to see if they have fake or real Christmas trees but she takes him to the grandparents' house where she knows there's a real one?

Wtf?
 
2012-12-10 12:13:40 AM  

whidbey: There's going to be a quiz next week.


OK, that works!
 
2012-12-10 12:14:00 AM  

meyerkev: red is blood


fanboyz.net
 
2012-12-10 12:15:16 AM  
Spoiler Alert:



i291.photobucket.com

/what a twist
 
2012-12-10 12:15:56 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Spoiler Alert:

[i291.photobucket.com image 600x400]

/what a twist


+1
 
2012-12-10 12:16:42 AM  

Vegetative reproduction: It sucks to get shots twice a week, but at least you won't die when your grandparents accidentally push you into the Christmas tree.


And you get really good at taking shots. My tricks:

Relax utterly. I once did an experiment (Had 2 BP tests in 2 days), and my BP dropped 20 points when I was relaxed versus not. Let all the tension out.
When the needle goes in, blow out slowly. If the needle stays in longer than you can blow, breathe in lightly with your mouth (Not throat and lungs. Keep those relaxed) and keep blowing.
Whatever position you're in when the needle goes in, stay that way. If you're tensed, stay tensed. Tensed hurts more than relaxed, but it hurts less than moving a muscle while the needle is inside the muscle.
 
2012-12-10 12:17:10 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Spoiler Alert:



[i291.photobucket.com image 600x400]

/what a twist


Yes, and a pleasant one if it involved Zoe in any way. :)
 
2012-12-10 12:17:13 AM  
Munchausen much? Specific allergies are not inherited, although the tendency to develop allergies is. Sounds like the Mum or reporter is exaggerating the allergies.

Found out I was allergic to Juniper after I planted a few and my arms turned bright red.
 
2012-12-10 12:25:05 AM  
i seriously doubt the mincemeat one. my guess (besides she's an AW) is she's also a control freak and junior having fun with others makes her mad.
 
2012-12-10 12:29:09 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Vegetative reproduction: Babwa Wawa: Pet dander and hay fever do not cause anaphylactic reactions. If they cause any sort of severe reaction, there's zero chance this kid would be allowed in grandpappy's house if there was a tree there. Hell, there'd be a good chance this kid woudn't be allowed OUTSIDE if that were the case.

Yeah... nope. I have had a severe reaction to a cedar allergy desensitization injection. Tree allergies are usually seasonal, so he just wouldn't be allowed outside certain times of year, if there were any pine trees in his neighborhood.

We have to keep my son inside for a couple weeks in the spring or his eyes swell and get all goopy and that reaction is when he is taking oral and eye drop antihistamines.

[thefastertimes.com image 600x750]


Well, we don't have to keep him inside, but we prefer to for those weeks because we find it hard to sleep with a moaning 3 year old in the next room.
 
2012-12-10 12:29:52 AM  

whidbey: Thanks for the Meme-ries: Spoiler Alert:



[i291.photobucket.com image 600x400]

/what a twist

Yes, and a pleasant one if it involved Zoe in any way. :)


i291.photobucket.com

She has a lez-bionic twin sister, and a inflatable pool of warm baby oil

If I was the writer

/screw you M. Night Shamalamadingdong
 
2012-12-10 12:31:20 AM  
I'm allergic to dandelions. Get channel farking 10 news over to my house!
 
2012-12-10 12:31:36 AM  
"You'll sniff your eye out, kid."
 
2012-12-10 12:32:43 AM  
kid could get killed walking his doggie!
 
2012-12-10 12:34:11 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: She has a lez-bionic twin sister,


Actually both Deschenels make me wonder how I went so horribly wrong.

cuetheartist.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-10 12:35:42 AM  

FunkOut: Bathia_Mapes: Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?

The trees generally used are an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir.

Blue tipped spruce are very sharp on the needles and hurt. On the bright side, soft ornaments stick to them like it was velcro.



Indeed, but spruce needles don't fall off quite as bad as some of the other types of Christmas trees. 
 
2012-12-10 12:42:32 AM  
been there done that ... glad my asthma & allergies aren't nearly as bad as they were.
 
2012-12-10 12:49:56 AM  
I wonder if this extends to sit fresheners with real pine scent.
 
2012-12-10 12:53:04 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: FunkOut: Bathia_Mapes: Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?

The trees generally used are an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir.

Blue tipped spruce are very sharp on the needles and hurt. On the bright side, soft ornaments stick to them like it was velcro.

Indeed, but spruce needles don't fall off quite as bad as some of the other types of Christmas trees.


It was great for keeping the cats out of the tree.
 
2012-12-10 01:20:02 AM  

FunkOut: Bathia_Mapes: FunkOut: Bathia_Mapes: Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?

The trees generally used are an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir.

Blue tipped spruce are very sharp on the needles and hurt. On the bright side, soft ornaments stick to them like it was velcro.

Indeed, but spruce needles don't fall off quite as bad as some of the other types of Christmas trees.

It was great for keeping the cats out of the tree.



I didn't have any cats the last time we had a spruce tree, but I remember puncturing my fingers a few times when decorating the tree. 
 
2012-12-10 01:23:03 AM  
So I guess he won't be putting on women's clothing and pressing wild flowers?
 
2012-12-10 01:28:24 AM  
Subby, you Magnificent Bastard!
 
2012-12-10 01:32:12 AM  

ukexpat: So I guess he won't be putting on women's clothing and pressing wild flowers?


Jeremy spoke innnnn classss to daaaaaayeeee.

hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
 
2012-12-10 01:41:16 AM  

Mega Steve: I'm allergic to dandelions. Get channel farking 10 news over to my house!


No Shiat. I am allergic to the two most widely used preservative that keep most white refrigerated items white. Mayonaise, Sour Cream, ranch and blue cheese dressing..........

Deadly you ask. A standard ham&cheese w/mayo is enough to make my spleen start leeking in about 45 minutes.

had my stomach pumped 3 times by the time I was 20, now 46 and healthy as a horse. Hey kid, learn what you have to avoid and avoid it. It is just not that hard or news worthy
 
2012-12-10 02:02:35 AM  

Jument: Babwa Wawa: AbbeySomeone: I call lbullsh*t on this. If he were truly that allergic he would have a reaction once inside the house

Nah. My daughter has a no shiat allergy to peanuts, but we feed my son PBJ at the same table. Since the first grade, she sits with kids at the school who may or may not have PBJs. She knows not to eat anyone else's food and wash her hands after lunch, and that's it.

However, I do concur on the AW bit - there's zero reason to keep them out of friends' houses if there's a tree there - unless the kid is somehow mentally debilitated he ought to be able to regulate himself. It is, after all, a six foot f*cking plant, and it's usually in a corner.

I imagine it depends on the allergy and if bits of whatever it is can become airborne. Peanut butter does not become airborne unless you throw it. Pet dander and pollen spread through the air with ease.


I'm guessing he's allergic to CONTACT with the needles and not the aroma of the pine tree, or the pollen--which only comes from mature cones anyway and isn't usually a problem from Xmas trees, which aren't actively pollinating. Keep a little boy away from needles till he's old enough to do it himself, and he'll be fine. I can understand asking at other peoples' houses, though; pine needles get everywhere, and usually people use extra branches to decorate the rest of the house.

It's the Sun after all--I'm sure they took a "Kid has mild allergy to pine needles" and made it into an "XMAS TREES WILL KILL CHILD" story.
 
2012-12-10 02:06:25 AM  

Counter_Intelligent: I didn't think Christmas trees were pines. Am I wrong?


They're not pines, they're furs. At least here in FL.
 
2012-12-10 03:23:59 AM  
My parents said I was allergic to everything they didn't like. Real Christmas trees are messy-- I'm allergic. Dogs, cats.... Fish?!? (who wants to clean an aquarium?) Dust ( therefore anything that might collect it-- like model airplanes).
 
2012-12-10 03:25:20 AM  

phrawgh:


Didn't one of those dudes just die?
 
2012-12-10 03:41:19 AM  
Hey micro-other-biologists
Isn't everyone allergic to everything till immunity is built up? (breast milk, exposure to dander, eating dirt)
Most extreme allergies are from lack of exposure (hence all these crazy autoammune diseases in Japan)
How can one test a baby for allergens?

/don't want to offend those with serious allergies
 
2012-12-10 04:18:53 AM  

Barfmaker: ToxicMunkee: But she admitted that her parents have a real pine - so when she and Theo visit, they have to stay in a different room.


Wow. Grandma and grandpa are dicks.

Heh yeah, and momma is an angel even though she brings him within a few feet of something that will kill him instantly? No, it's grandma's fault.

Pile 'o crap.


The article says she has a plastic tree. So i assume the tree in the picture is plastic.

She suffers from the same allergy according to the article, so I guess they must really hate her and the kid.
 
2012-12-10 06:19:22 AM  
Allergies lad Theo in Xmas tree peril

"Lad" is not a verb.
 
2012-12-10 06:51:23 AM  
To vegans like me, the entire xmas season is a holocaust of fellow sentient beings. I don't care about allergy boy.
 
2012-12-10 07:55:01 AM  
I understand their allergy concern. I swell up everytime I touch a vagina.
 
2012-12-10 08:45:17 AM  
SkunkWerks, maybe you're kidding, I can't tell.

In case you're not, I think the way the sentence is phrased is to use lad to describe Theo, like you might use the word 'boy' in place of 'lad' -- maybe a couple of commas would've helped. "Allergies lad, Theo, in Xmas tree peril" - so if they took Theo out of the sentence, you'd know lad = boy in that context.

What a sappy story.
/wokka wokka
 
2012-12-10 08:47:51 AM  

artdecogecko: SkunkWerks, maybe you're kidding, I can't tell.


It's possible I'm doing both.

In honesty, headlines are an easy and convenient punching bag for piss-poor grammar in the media...
 
2012-12-10 08:48:18 AM  
Note to self: look at story tags, so I don't repeat a joke already made.
 
2012-12-10 09:02:18 AM  

artdecogecko: Note to self: look at story tags, so I don't repeat a joke already made.


In British... Russia (?) Christmas declares war ON YOU!
 
2012-12-10 09:25:28 AM  

Vegetative reproduction: Yeah... nope. I have had a severe reaction to a cedar allergy desensitization injection. Tree allergies are usually seasonal, so he just wouldn't be allowed outside certain times of year, if there were any pine trees in his neighborhood.

We have to keep my son inside for a couple weeks in the spring or his eyes swell and get all goopy and that reaction is when he is taking oral and eye drop antihistamines.


Please to show a documented case of life-threatening anaphylaxis without ingestion.
 
2012-12-10 09:32:43 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Keep a little boy away from needles till he's old enough to do it himself, and he'll be fine. I can understand asking at other peoples' houses, though; pine needles get everywhere, and usually people use extra branches to decorate the rest of the house.


He's six years old. If you can't keep a first grader from eating pine needles, you have larger problems than a pine tree allergy.
 
2012-12-10 09:50:36 AM  

NFA: I have an evergreen tree allergy too (pine, spruce, Juniper, etc). I have to wear a mask when I mow the grass near the evergreen trees in the yard or have a strong allergy attack. It's not life threatening but it sure isn't pleasant.

It's weird, I've never had a reaction to poison ivy, sumac or other rash causing plants but if I brush against a cedar tree or juniper bush if feels like I've been burned with acid and I itch for days.

Sort of know how the kid feels.


Ditto but I suck it up and don't wear a mask. I thrive on misery.

/Just rub some dirt on it
//Or walk it off
 
2012-12-10 10:17:29 AM  
Sounds as bad as the family that was "allergic to cold" that I read about her in Colorado the other day... funny.. if you're allergic to cold, wouldn't you move to Florida or something?
 
2012-12-10 10:25:16 AM  
Couple of years ago my dad went out and bought the tree just like every other year, but got one with long needles instead of the short stubby ones. Bringing it into the house, he promptly started breaking out on his arms and hands. I figured there are different oils in the long needled tree, but a few days ago I found out he's been having the same trouble with short needled trees. His main theory now is that he's sensitive to the damn preservatives that all the trees are sprayed with now.

I got a fresh tree that we cut ourselves, so if he comes to my house we'll test the theory by having him poke the tree or something. This is similar to testing the dog zap collar by holding it firmly in your hand and approaching the line (also something my dad is known to do.)
 
2012-12-10 10:38:08 AM  
if the kid just needs a different room

IT AIN'T THAT BAD

keep rolling the dice
 
2012-12-10 11:11:08 AM  
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  2012-12-10 09:25:28 AM  
Vegetative reproduction: Yeah... nope. I have had a severe reaction to a cedar allergy desensitization injection. Tree allergies are usually seasonal, so he just wouldn't be allowed outside certain times of year, if there were any pine trees in his neighborhood.

We have to keep my son inside for a couple weeks in the spring or his eyes swell and get all goopy and that reaction is when he is taking oral and eye drop antihistamines.

Please to show a documented case of life-threatening anaphylaxis without ingestion.


The googles: how do they work?
http://www.nyallergy.com/anaphylaxis.php
http://www.jacionline.org/article/S0091-6749(03)70067-0/fulltext
http://www.aaaai.org/ask-the-expert/Anaphylaxis-caused-by-inhalation. a spx
http://www.firstaidguide.net/anaphylactic-shock/
 
2012-12-10 11:37:07 AM  

meyerkev: Vegetative reproduction: It sucks to get shots twice a week, but at least you won't die when your grandparents accidentally push you into the Christmas tree.

And you get really good at taking shots. My tricks:

Relax utterly. I once did an experiment (Had 2 BP tests in 2 days), and my BP dropped 20 points when I was relaxed versus not. Let all the tension out.
When the needle goes in, blow out slowly. If the needle stays in longer than you can blow, breathe in lightly with your mouth (Not throat and lungs. Keep those relaxed) and keep blowing.
Whatever position you're in when the needle goes in, stay that way. If you're tensed, stay tensed. Tensed hurts more than relaxed, but it hurts less than moving a muscle while the needle is inside the muscle.


Last time I did a human guinea pig drug trial, they had to take blood samples every two hours around the clock for several days. When they'd wake me up in the wee hours to draw blood, I'd stick out whichever arm was least damaged and go back to sleep while they worked. First few times that happened, the nurse actually thought I had passed out from being afraid of the needle and would wake me back up. They learned pretty quickly not to do that after I let them know in very colorful terms not to wake me back up.
 
2012-12-10 12:00:01 PM  

Helena Handbasket: meyerkev: Vegetative reproduction: It sucks to get shots twice a week, but at least you won't die when your grandparents accidentally push you into the Christmas tree.

And you get really good at taking shots. My tricks:

Relax utterly. I once did an experiment (Had 2 BP tests in 2 days), and my BP dropped 20 points when I was relaxed versus not. Let all the tension out.
When the needle goes in, blow out slowly. If the needle stays in longer than you can blow, breathe in lightly with your mouth (Not throat and lungs. Keep those relaxed) and keep blowing.
Whatever position you're in when the needle goes in, stay that way. If you're tensed, stay tensed. Tensed hurts more than relaxed, but it hurts less than moving a muscle while the needle is inside the muscle.

Last time I did a human guinea pig drug trial, they had to take blood samples every two hours around the clock for several days. When they'd wake me up in the wee hours to draw blood, I'd stick out whichever arm was least damaged and go back to sleep while they worked. First few times that happened, the nurse actually thought I had passed out from being afraid of the needle and would wake me back up. They learned pretty quickly not to do that after I let them know in very colorful terms not to wake me back up.


My father keeps suggesting I get desensitized (my allergies are decidedly more commonplace- mold, hayfever, that sort of thing). My pathological fear of needles doesn't make desensitization an inviting prospect.

Oddly enough I don't so much have a problem with sticking needles in myself...
 
2012-12-10 12:55:28 PM  
My big Christmas season problem is all the stores with the damned cinnamon scented pine cones/wreaths/boughs! Makes my whole respiratory system want to cave in on itself. If I ever tried that "spoon full of cinnamon" trick, I would be dead!
 
2012-12-10 07:03:14 PM  
i45.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-10 07:15:43 PM  
How in the unholy hell is the mother 37? Look at those hands! My dear god!
 
2012-12-11 01:45:27 AM  
So, a pine tree would put this kid in a pine box? Oh the irony.
 
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