Summer usually means festivals, barbecues, and fun outdoor activities. But many people now suffer from allergic reactions.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) says that allergies are not limited to pollen sensitivities.

To keep yourself from staying indoors, you should be aware that some things, including fruits, vegetables, and even kissing:

1.) Kissing

Do you sneeze after a few kisses? That’s because even though your partner already brushed his teeth, there will still be traces of medicine or food in his saliva. Unless he keeps himself away from lip-locking with you, he should avoid taking anything you are allergic to.

Kissing can trigger specific allergens and give you trouble.
Kissing can trigger specific allergens and give you trouble.

2.) Sunlight

Have you noticed that you have been breaking hives after just a few minutes of staying outdoors? This is due to a condition known as solar urticaria, which isn’t really dangerous but will keep you scratching your skin. The rashes can become uncomfortable as well. Desensitization therapy is recommended where you get exposed to more UV light until you get used to it.

3.) Burger

Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered that a juicy burger can cause rashes, diarrhea, vomiting, and even labored breathing. If this happens to you, it is a fair warning to avoid red meat as much as possible. Often, dairy products have the same effect, so eliminate them from your diet as well.

4.) Money

If you always reach out for a corticosteroid cream whenever you get a handful of coins, this means you’re allergic to nickel. This metal is also present in keys, jewelry, and other everyday items.

5.) Balloons

Kids love this party favor, but some people should avoid them because balloons can cause rashes. Severe allergies can lead to anaphylactic shock. This allergy is due to a reaction to latex, which is a rubber material also found in common objects, such as pacifiers, rubber bands, and disposable gloves.

6.) Fruits and Vegetables

If you just took a bite into a delectable peach and your lip looked like it suffered from a bee sting, you may have an oral allergy syndrome. Common fruits and vegetables that cause this reaction are celery, oranges, tomatoes, and melons. These foods cause the immune system to react the same way it does with pollens that cause allergy.

It’s really surprising that certain kinds of odd activities and materials can trigger allergic reactions. By knowing these allergens, you can plan ahead to avoid them or see an allergist to help treat the problem.