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Date: 06/08/13 07:23 PM

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  1. Profile photo of Staygold82
    Staygold82 Female 18-29
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    June 8, 2013 at 5:49 pm
    Link: The Prettiest Allergic Reaction Ever - Allergic to Henna Ink. If you`re gonna be allergic, this is the way to do it.
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    this is female logic right? it looks good so shut up and deal with the pain? to me as a guy i`m thinking.. that`s got to itch worse then 5cat`s dry skin after he`s flogged with poisin ivy, thisthle and netles?
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    FinePoint Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm
    this had to be a first time thing right? like, the lady didn`t know till it was too late? please, let that be so...people can be stupid, but c`mon.
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
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    June 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm
    I suffer from contact dermatitis (allergic reaction to contact with a substance) on two fingers and that really stings and p******S me off no end. Having weals up BOTH hands and arms must be unbearable.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm
    It`s probably not henna that`s the cause, anyway. It`s probably paraphenylenediamine, which is a fairly dangerous substance added to henna to make it darker and longer-lasting.

    It can cause permanent scarring and permanent sensitivity to other substances, some of which have medical uses. Not a good thing if you ever need that medical treatment.

    So as well as being bloody uncomfortable, it can have permanent adverse effects. Pretty? My arse.

    Avoid black "henna". It`s really not worth having it on your skin.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm
    I suffer from contact dermatitis (allergic reaction to contact with a substance) on two fingers and that really stings and p******S me off no end.

    I suffer from it everywhere, triggered by various substances. Rubber and some adhesives are triggers that I`ve discovered so far. I am not eager to discover any more, as it`s seriously unpleasant. I`ve had it on my hands legs and neck (from plasters and tubing during surgery), face (from the rubber edging of a mask during surgery) and my penis (from a condom). After about a week of swelling, reddening and itching, the skin cracks and falls off. Some bleeding usually occurs. I did not enjoy finding out that the rubber in condoms has this effect on me. That was not a fun week.

    I did get some amusement from it - non-rubber condoms were very new at the time and the pharmacist actually apologised for the price she had to charge me :)

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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    June 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    SO ITCHY RIGHT NOW!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 8, 2013 at 8:31 pm
    that`s got to itch worse then 5cat`s (sic) dry skin after he`s (sic) flogged with poisin (sic) ivy, thisthle (sic) and netles (sic)?
    @MrOrange: #1 WHERE does THAT come from??? Why me?
    (Not that it`s a big secret I`m a "kinkster" but still! There`s consent and safe words and reasonable limits and everything!)

    #2: What is it with Englishmen and stinging nettles?

    @Angilion? You got any clues about that?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    As for the picture: It might be "on purpose".

    You never know what those kinky people will think of next...

    They already put weird stuff under their skin to make weird bumps...
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    June 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    Oh man...it just looks like some angry scarification.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Why do her fingernails look like candy corn?
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    June 8, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    @gerry, it`s the style to dye the nails with henna in that fashion for some reason. (I`m not sure if it has any symbolic significance.)
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    June 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    That`s drating disgusting.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    June 8, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    ewwww
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    June 9, 2013 at 12:18 am
    Oh gee whiz. After the swelling goes down, I`d bet she`s gonna have some nasty discoloration.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 12:41 am
    dye her skin green and call her poison ivy. i know, we`ll use the same make up as the witch from wizard of oz, nothing can possibly go wrong.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    June 9, 2013 at 12:58 am
    This is really popular for weddings in cultures around here. All I can think of is what a disaster that would be for your "special day"!
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 3:22 am
    that is in no way pretty.
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    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2013 at 6:38 am
    @Angilion Wow man that is pretty messed up. I can certainly understand how horrible CD is but never to the extent you seem to have it. It seems to be getting worse along with asthma as we are all exposed to more and more foreign substances and pollutions. We quickly realized that putting mercury on our skins was a bad idea and maybe Henna should be added to the list.
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    Lele13 Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 7:51 am
    The first picture, the hand on the left or her right hand, is a boil that looks about to POP! ew
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 9:25 am
    #2: What is it with Englishmen and stinging nettles?

    @Angilion? You got any clues about that?

    No. I know that being whipped with stinging nettles is something of a traditional BDSM thing here, although I`m not sure if it`s fantasy or reality and I don`t know why it`s traditional.

    Maybe it`s just because stinging nettles are extremely common in the countryside (which was almost everywhere until very recently) in England and the sting is painful without being dangerous.

    Or maybe it`s not really done at all and it stems from a fictional story.

    I don`t know, really. I`m just guessing.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 9:35 am
    [quote">@Angilion Wow man that is pretty messed up. I can certainly understand how horrible CD is but never to the extent you seem to have it.[/quote">

    Well, it could be worse. My allergy isn`t life-threatening and I can avoid the triggers most of the time without much inconvenience.

    [quote">It seems to be getting worse along with asthma as we are all exposed to more and more foreign substances and pollutions.[/quote">

    Allergies are becoming more common and exposure to toxic substances is a proven factor. There`s an interesting hypothesis that the opposite is also true - Hygiene hypothesis

    [quote">We quickly realized that putting mercury on our skins was a bad idea[/quote">

    Not very quickly - it was used for millenia. Not just on skin, but ingested as "medicine".

    [quote">and maybe Henna s
  23. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 9:40 am
    Well, I see that IAB is still stupidly bugged and routinely mangles and truncates posts.

    and maybe Henna should be added to the list.

    Henna is fine as long as it`s pure enough. If it`s red/brown and leaves a light-medium brown stain for a few days, it`s probably just henna and fine. If it`s any other colour (e.g. black) and stains any other colour (e.g. black) for more than a few days, it`s not just henna and might not be fine at all.

    It`s the black "henna" that`s the usual problem and that`s because of the paraphenylenediamine added to it to make it black. If anything should be added to the list, it`s paraphenylenediamine rather than henna.
  24. Profile photo of OhNoFrodo
    OhNoFrodo Male 30-39
    333 posts
    June 9, 2013 at 10:13 am
    @angilion Fair enough, point taken about paraphenylenediamine. I do know that the sterilization of our world is also causing problems, with bacteria and viruses, as well as chemicals..we probably need to find the happy medium, between the two, that doesn`t take us back to the 12th century when disease and death was rife, but not so clean, that we end up with drug resistant bugs like MRSA and C diff.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 10:58 am
    @Angilion:
    -"it was used for millenia. Not just on skin, but ingested as "medicine"."

    It actually still is, I know that dentists use and make mercury amalgams for some of the better kinds of crowns and bridges. It is also added to a host of different vaccines as a preservative.

    It can be very helpful depending on how its used, what precautions are use (like rubber dams), and the type of mercury used (ethylmercury, methylmercury, ect.)

    People just usually think of Mercury = poison just as people did about mold before penicillin and maggots before maggot therapy. But Mercury still does have many medicinal values due to its unique properties. Just don`t go taking Mercury baths, or eating pure mercury pills like Qin Shi Huang, lol.

    Odd Fact: Mercury can tarnish gold.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:03 am
    Another odd fact: You can eat stinging nettles if you boil them. Great for if you`re trapped in the woods and need food. The water makes the needles on the nettles soft and mushy. I`ve tried it, it has a spinach like taste and look to it.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:21 am
    we probably need to find the happy medium, between the two, that doesn`t take us back to the 12th century when disease and death was rife, but not so clean, that we end up with drug resistant bugs like MRSA and C diff.

    That`s not quite the same thing. Drug resistance in germs is a result of evolution rather than cleanliness. You could scrub the entire world with bleach and it wouldn`t result in drug resistant germs.

    Anything that`s effective in killing germs in vivo without killing the host has the potential to result in germs resistant to it. It`s a constant race and the germs have an inherent advantage because they can evolve much more rapidly than humans can come up with new drugs.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:24 am
    It actually still is, I know that dentists use and make mercury amalgams for some of the better kinds of crowns and bridges. It is also added to a host of different vaccines as a preservative.

    And both are controversial and possibly dangerous because mercury is extremely toxic. That`s why it works as a preservative - it kills pretty much everything.

    Mercury dental work isn`t better. It`s used because it`s cheaper and it`s easier to work with, not because it`s better.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:28 am
    Another odd fact: You can eat stinging nettles if you boil them. Great for if you`re trapped in the woods and need food. The water makes the needles on the nettles soft and mushy. I`ve tried it, it has a spinach like taste and look to it.

    You can also use them as a base for soup and make alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from them. They used to be quite widely used for food and drink over here.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:50 am
    ew no.
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    SminkyPinky Female 30-39
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    June 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    @richanddead: great, except that i am highly allergic to nettles lol. I looooved the taste of them, right up until the anaphalaxis kicked in. was confirmed a year later when I drank a green smoothie without checking the ingredients: nettle extract.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    @Angilion-
    "Mercury dental work isn`t better. It`s used because it`s cheaper and it`s easier to work with, not because it`s better."

    No, it is true that they are cheaper, but composite fillings are not made to last for over 10 years especially with patients younger than 50 because they can`t hold up to grinding and chewing especially if the tooth rubbing it is an implant. Amalgams can last up to 20 years or more in all patents.

    Also composite fillings are also limited in that they can only be placed in dry areas and the tooth must be completely dry, because it needs to be cured. For this reason cavities below the gumline and back teeth like Molars still require mercury amalgams.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    ADA and FDA recommendations for fillings:

    Dental amalgam has a 150-year proven track record of as one of the safest, most durable and least expensive materials used to a fill a cavity. Ongoing scientific studies conducted over the past 100 years continue to show that amalgam is not harmful.

    Much of the concern over the safety of amalgams arises from the use of mercury as a bonding agent. But when mercury is combined with other materials in dental amalgam, its chemical nature changes, rendering it harmless. The amount of mercury released in the mouth under the pressure of chewing and grinding is extremely small and no cause for alarm. In fact, it is less than what patients are exposed to in food, air and water.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    @SminkyPinky: That sucks, I actually have a similar response to chocolate. I`d carry Benadryl with you it will ease the symptoms.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    Back to @Angilion:
    "That`s why it works as a preservative - it kills pretty much everything."

    No not everything. It is the most widely used preservative in vaccines not simply because it kills fungi and bacteria. But because the human body is capable of metabolizing it into ethylmercury and thiosalicylate. In the proper proportions and not being given to infants, mercury in vaccines has a long record of safe and effective use, with no ill effects established other than minor local reactions at the site of injection.

    link
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    June 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm
    (I`ve Got) Mercury Poisoning 1979 by Graham Parker and The Rumour :-)

    @Angilion: Thanks for the effort. It come up in "exotic reading" as an "English Thing" and nettles feature in many "Brit-Coms" when they talk about S&M...

    Also I`ve heard they`re delicious too, but cannot recall trying them.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2013 at 7:46 pm
    legend has it she gives the best hand jobs in town...
  38. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm
    And here`s another link regarding mercury:

    Doesn`t look like tinfoil hat stuff

    Key finding:

    [quote">Brain concentrations of inorganic mercury were approximately twice as high in the thimerosal group compared to the methylmercury group. Inorganic mercury remains in the brain much longer than organic mercury, with an estimated half-life of more than a year. It’s not currently known whether inorganic mercury presents any risk to the developing brain.

    Given these findings, the researchers caution that risk assessments for thimerosal based on studies using blood mercury measurements may not be valid, depending on the design of the study. Further, the observed differences in distribution and breakdown of mercury compounds between exposed groups indicate that methylmercury is not a suitable mo
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:41 pm
    Personally, I have whatever vaccines are recommended. The risks of the diseases that the vaccines protect me from are proven and significant. The risks of the mercury in the vaccines are unproven but the evidence I have looked at leads me to conclude that the diseases are a significantly greater risk than the vaccines.

    But that doesn`t mean that using an extremely toxic substance as a preservative in vaccines or as the main material in fillings in teeth is definitely safe.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2013 at 11:46 pm
    That sucks, I actually have a similar response to chocolate.

    You have a potentially fatal allergic reaction to chocolate...damn, that`s bad luck. Why couldn`t it be to brussel sprouts or something like that?
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    liabach Male 40-49
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    June 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    Right on. That sleeve reminds me of my parents 70`s sofa upholstery.

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