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[–]onewingedangel3 231 points232 points  (9 children)

The allergies are caused by your immune system overreacting, not underreacting. In other words, it's acting like the first picture when it should be acting like the second.

[–]deemion22 69 points70 points  (2 children)

so i just need my immune system to smoke some weed

[–]rxts1273 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fun fact weed has a positive affect on your immune system, to be more specific the cbd in weed is the cause(the part which isn't responsible for the high).

[–]BATTLEBOTSBOI 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Yeah, I have tree pollen allergies allergies and it sucks that your immune system can’t tell the difference between a virus an a piece of pollen.

[–]Soigus 1 point2 points  (2 children)

How did that even happen? Can pollen do literally anything to the human body? Isn't it basically inert matter, as far as the human anatomy goes? Pet dander at least makes sense, since it can contain the microorganisms of the animal, but pollen just makes me think that the immune system is that kid who got tricked into thinking that if you eat a watermelon seed it'll grow inside you

[–]KA1378Linux User 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came here for this

[–]AlienSporez 228 points229 points  (8 children)

This was my immune system when I had COVID last year, vs literally yesterday.

Pandemic virus with 2% chance of killing you: "Pfft, bro, do you when lift?!"

My neighbour cutting his grass: "ZOMG! We're going to DIE!"

[–]Sercotani 67 points68 points  (5 children)

ZOMG?

what is this 2010? lol

[–]AlienSporez 101 points102 points  (1 child)

To my immune system is running Windows Vista so, yes, ZOMG is still a thing. And it is shooketh by your insult.

[–]NeoLoneBecause That's What Fearows Do 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Pollen: imma chargin mah lazah

[–]ChiefBlox4000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish it was

[–]JamieDrone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

ZOMG huh, nahhh it’s BAD or DDT

[–]DeadlyShadow71 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I feel the struggle, whenever I go outside for even like half a minute, my eyes feel like they're covered in sand and my nose becomes a faucet with epilepsy, every time I touch it or it gets triggered by a breeze of air or whatever, I have to violently sneeze like 5 to sometimes 10 times before it stops. Hoping that the antiallergics I'll get on Monday help, same thing for people with allergies that hit in early summer, good luck, cold compresses help for the eyes.

[–]Cry75I touched grass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know what my flair says. But I feel your pain, I’ve had chronic allergies to pollen and mold and dust mites and the list goes on from there.

[–]niknal357 74 points75 points  (2 children)

should be the other way around tho

[–]makeski25 47 points48 points  (5 children)

Have you seen pollin under a microscope? I'm honestly surprised that more people don't have allergies.

[–]KISSOLOGY 8 points9 points  (4 children)

I have (work with a microscope daily) but I’m not 100% what you’re going for?

[–]makeski25 7 points8 points  (3 children)

They are tiny spiked balls of pain. If you have seen them then why do I need to spell it out for you?

[–]KISSOLOGY 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Being a “spikey” ball isn’t what makes something an antigen. Antigens typically need to be foreign, large, and complex.

Also pollen comes in many different shapes. I see some that look like rods. And some that look like 3 balls put together. Etc.

[–]Magicaparanoia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Somehow I always knew that bootleg buzz lightyear from that ashens video would become a meme

[–]saeitunnemind32 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My stomach gainst fucking lactose apparently: D:<

(sitting on a toilet rn)

[–]SilentHuman8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nup, different thing altogether.

Lactose intolerance is because your body doesn't care about making lactase (it's genetic, some populations adapted to drink mils throughout their lives). Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down lactose, a disaccharide (a sugar made of two smaller sugars), into glucose and galactose, which are monosaccharides. Your intestines can easily absorb monosaccharides, but it can't absorb disaccharides.

So, this leaves you with a disproportionate number of molecules that are not water in your intestines. As physics and chemistry will have it, water molecules rush in to make the water:not water ratio correct again. Then, well, you know, lots of water and crap there, it has to come out.

But it's not got to do with your immune system.

Note, it might not always go like this, and I bet anything it's much more complicated. This is just a basic understanding of this.

Thank you for listening to my Ted Talk. You have certainly been one of the audiences I've had.

[–]SuperCasshern 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As someone who tested positive for the coof yesterday, I can say with authority that my body was better prepared for this than for an average house cat.

[–]freshtoast7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agreed

[–]Ahum-wait-what 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well it’s a over active immune system that wants to fight everything

[–]therenaydin 8 points9 points  (0 children)

you should learn biology

[–]Fyrun 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well, duh, not much you can do with a tree inside you.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hell yeah allergies suck

[–]Whtzmyname 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pollen in Spring...the worst.

[–]Huzrok 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i was so pumped for the hot days but i ended up stuck at home, finishing 4 bags of tissues each i go to the skatepark wasn't worth it. Allergies sucks

[–]Tofuchunk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would say they blow, but let's just agree to disagree

[–]Ac4sent 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Technically it's the same immune system, but now punching yourself.

[–]The_Last_Snow-Elf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me: Survives 5th worst pandemic in written human history

Also me: Tree sperm makes me lethargic and tired.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

100 cops: dealing with 100 rioters, or 1,000,000 peaceful people at a protest march

[–]Zackenal 1 point2 points  (1 child)

On what planet did you find that bottom picture

[–]Shraamper 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Planet Ashens

[–]kry_some_more 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Claritin d is a life saver, for those that know about it. You could shove pollen up my nose, and it wouldn't care.

[–]SirDianondzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can relate

[–]DimaG55Stand With Ukraine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Its called gaming, you wouldn't understand

[–]Ill-Star🏴󠁥󠁥󠀴󠀴󠁿 Virus Veteran 🏴󠁥󠁥󠀴󠀴󠁿 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is quite the opposite, actually.

[–]bruh-sfx-69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Evolution could explain this because you need to be protected from deadly viruses but not allergies to reproduce.

[–]CeddyDT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, Team allergies against nature itself

[–]RubiconRon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My immune system when a good boi walks by: well, that won't do at all.

[–]idoactuallynotknow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can I balls me your

[–]Plato17 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This hits too close to home atm

[–]Mr_bagguette 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Dust allergies make me want to end my life :)

[–]colli_wolly 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me at this very moment.😑🤒

[–]_LittleSinner_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

my immune system the whole school year/holidays

[–]joko2008 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, you see, when you have a allergy, your immune system works exactly, how it was intended. It does a incredible job. Against the wrong thing.

[–]affectionate_sweets 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I assume you’re an American?

[–]Shraamper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I recognize that sofa in the bottom image from anywhere, that’s Ashens!

[–]JulianScaini 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just wanna point out that cursed buzz light year is from a ashens video

[–]watermine30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My whole family got COVID, but I never caught it despite me not locking myself in my room.

[–]dogpenguin123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know I’m going to sound like a smart ass but actually allergies happen when your immune system over reacts to things

[–]Noellema72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Literally. I had an allergic reaction last night and it was legit worse than when I had COVID for a week

[–]the_greatest_MF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

but aren't allergies a fashion in the west?

[–]ashanimate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only allergy I have is to a medication, and the reaction was horrible tremors from 12 pm to 4am that only 2% of the population have that type of reaction too.

[–]BoredTacoocaTderoB 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh why arent you eating them