3 Cons of Having Allergies (and why they’re really pros)

3 Cons of Having Allergies (and why they’re really pros)

By Joey Mills (mid-twenties wrestling enthusiast, comedian and self labelled snot monster).

Nid yw cael alergeddau yn hawdd. You know this already, gan fy mod yn tybio trwy ddarllen blog alergedd ydych yn dioddef eich hun. If not, mae'n hobi rhyfedd mewn gwirionedd. I know everyone has pastimes, ond yn darllen am mwcws pobl eraill? And to think our parents only had stamp-collecting and hula hoops. Anyway, if you are a sufferer you will know that there are some annoying limitations you have to put on yourself to avoid becoming a snotty, runny-eyed, blotchy mess. But while you have to miss out on a lot, living under the rule of the sultan of sneezing, are all these things really such losses?

Today we flip some of the cons of allergies into pros. Darllenwch ymlaen am rai pethau yr ydych yn colli allan ar, a pham nad ydych yn colli cymaint â hynny o gwbl.

Flowers

Rydw i'n edrych arnoch chi sy'n dioddef clefyd y gwair. Fel dioddefwr fy hun ei fod yn bendant yn bummer i gael llygaid llawn o hylif stingy wrth geisio syllu ar rai o greadigaethau mwyaf prydferth byd natur. As a man it is doubly tough as well. Os ydych yn ceisio i woo merch (what? Rwy'n hen ffasiwn) do you go with flowers? Os oes ganddi clefyd y gwair yr ydych chi newydd osod eich dyddiad ar gyfer noson o anghysur lletchwith. Which in my case would have no doubt occurred without the unwelcome intrusion of allergies anyway, but the point stands.

But is this such a bad thing? If you make your allergies known, your potential suitor (edrych Rwyf wedi bod yn darllen Dickens, let it go) will have to look for more creative ways to impress you. A mixtape perhaps? A box of chocolates? A puppet show chronicling how you met, o'r helo lletchwith cyfnewid mewn ymarfer gwaith meithrin tîm at yr adeg honno oedd gennych fumble trwsgl yn y swydd Jan yn y parti Nadolig. Actually, maybe not that last part.

Animals

If pet allergies are your affliction this can be a tricky one to navigate. For instance you go to visit a friend, their pet Labrador comes bounding up to you with love in its eyes and a song in its heart. What do you do? Ni allwch recoil mewn arswyd gan nad oes neb casáu Labradors, eu bod yn annwyl a fyddwch chi byth yn byw i lawr! So you crouch down and stroke him, ddweud wrtho ei fod yn fachgen da er gwaethaf y ffaith ei fod wedi cwblhau unrhyw dasgau deilwng o deilyngdod o'r fath ers i chi gyrraedd, and condemn yourself to a constantly running nose for the rest of the evening.

Ond os ydych wedi bod erioed i barti ty, yna byddwch yn gwybod un gwirionedd anaralladwy. There is always the one person the family pet takes to out of the visiting group, a bod y person yn cael ei wedyn yn condemnio i yn y bôn warchod cariad anifeiliaid taro am weddill dathliadau y noson. Byddwch yn gwybod os yw'n i chi gan y bydd y perchennog yn dweud "oh mae'n hoffi i chi!"Pan ddywedodd ymagweddau anifeiliaid. You might love dogs and cats, but nobody wants to be sat petting one while everyone else plays strip backgammon or whatever happens at house parties since I stopped being a student. A-hamseru yn dda "Mae'n ddrwg gen i fy mod alergaidd" byddwch yn arbed o chwarae gyda'r nos nôl gyda achos eich anhwylderau.

Cleaning

Now this one is really a no-brainer. Obviously your house will need to be maintained at a decent level to avoid constant symptoms, but when it comes time for that annual, nook and cranny deep clean, your dust allergy is your most potent weapon. You might not avoid the whole debacle altogether, ond bydd yr holl dasgau gwirioneddol brwnt yn cael eu cymryd gan bobl eraill sydd ddim yn gwybod beth rydych yn mynd drwy gyda'ch alergedd llwch. You might end up with the washing up or something. Pa yn y cynllun mawreddog o bethau yn unig yw sychu pethau a gadael iddo sychu yn yr aer tra bod eich cyd-letywr yn gorfod llwch y tu ôl i nad oes neb soffa wedi cyffwrdd ers Nos Galan 2014. Result!

Felly nid yw eich cyfyngiadau mor ddrwg ag y credwch, if you know how to harness them to your advantage. If you are one of those people who really loves flowers, dogs or unwashed carpets you can still use the great range of HayMax allergen barrier balms.