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Posted on: Fri, 07/19/2002 - 10:04am
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EdF,
That is too funny! I absolutely have a thing about wooden spoons. I can't stand the feel of them--wood cutting boards too. Ugh. It drives me crazy. When I ask for new kitchen utensils from relatives, I'm very specific--no wooden stuff, only plastic. Ewww...the feel of it is awful to me and drives me crazy. Just like wooden popsicle sticks against my tongue. Oh man, just thinking about it is, well, yuck to me.

Posted on: Sat, 07/20/2002 - 2:25am
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I know someone who has a chalkboard (and much worse) feeling around cotton balls.
They have a hard time removing the cotton off the top of an aspirin bottle!
Stay Safe,
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Posted on: Sat, 07/20/2002 - 4:55am
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Did anyone see the seinfield episode when Kraemer has an allergic reaction to Mary Hart's voice from Entertainment tonight? He would go into seizures.
I knew someone who claimed that the voice of Michael Stipe (singer from the band REM) made her physically ill. I always thought she was exagerating but you never know. Most people think I exagerate over my peanut allergy.

Posted on: Sat, 07/20/2002 - 12:58pm
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My husband can't stand touching or seeing me use a wooden spoon when cooking. He also has issues with pencils! I am personally bothered by toothpicks-but my hubby isn't. I want to gag when I see someone holding a toothpick in their mouth with their teeth.
I think we should ban wooden spoons, toothpicks, and pencils!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
tkiamly

Posted on: Sat, 07/20/2002 - 1:28pm
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I have the same problem with cotton balls, just thinking about squeezing them makes me queasy!
Rebekah

Posted on: Sun, 07/21/2002 - 1:24am
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Ed, I didn't eat those little cups of ice cream when I was growing up because I can't stand the wooden spoon in my mouth. I can use pencils, wooden kitchen utensils, etc without the reaction because they do not go in my mouth! It seems to be my tongue that reacts, but not the rest of me. I always thought it was a sensory processing thing that I couldn't stand that texture. I know that there are many children and adults in the world who can't stand various textures, and I assumed it was just "my thing". Good luck. Kristi

Posted on: Sun, 07/21/2002 - 9:28am
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I don't have a problem with wood but I do have a similar reaction to green peppers. Can't stand the sight nor the smell. Gaggins, hair raising, all the same symptoms. Yet, I can eat them if they're "hidden" (on a pizza, under the cheese for example). As long as I don't see them, or smell them.
I have a personal theory about it which I only take half-seriously myself. I think that in a previous life, I choked to death on a green pepper, and something inside me remembers that.
Either that, or I choked on a piece when I was a small toddler in this life...

Posted on: Mon, 07/22/2002 - 4:07am
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Now that I think of it, I have "issues" with those wooden popscicle sticks too. I don't like the way they feel in my mouth... same with tongue depressors. ICk.

Posted on: Mon, 07/22/2002 - 6:06am
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Fear of splinters?

Posted on: Mon, 07/22/2002 - 12:25pm
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Hi Ed. Ditto as far as wooden sticks. I hate them. It isn't an allergy though. More like a conditioned response, as someone said. I also have very sensitive teeth & I've always wondered if this contributes to my creepy crawlies at popsicle sticks & tongue depressers.

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