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10 extremely unusual allergies

Feb. 21, 2011, 4:47 p.m.
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Underwear

Like shoes, it turns out underwear contains chemicals and fabrics that can cause skin irritations in ultra-sensitive folks. The latex and rubber in the waistbands as well as chemicals used to treat the fabrics are often the culprits. To avoid skin reactions, affected people look for undergarments without offending materials. Cottonique, an allergy-free apparel company, has plenty of pieces that sit just fine with allergy sufferers.