Allergy like symptoms while trimming

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by firsttimeARE, Nov 17, 2017.


    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Who else gets allergy like symptoms when trimming? I heard its quite common.

    Been like this ever since I started 6 years ago. Doesnt seem like its gotten worse, but maybe it has a little.

    I get a wicked bad runny nose and congestion. If im sweating and a bud touches my skin it gets red and itchy and raised a little.

    Thinking of investing in one of those 3M respirator things.
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    dangledo Well-Known Member

    Yep. My sinus swell and snot gets thick.

    Doesn't make me itch, though

    dangledo Well-Known Member

    Lots of water and good beer make it tolerable

    MarWan Well-Known Member

    because of my runny nose, sometimes I get mucus mixed with grounded bud while rolling a joint :bigjoint: .
    I always thought it had to do with pollen. Marijuana pollen gives me a bad allergy, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing a lot and sometimes coughing.
    when my skin brushes against a plant, I too get red skin, itchy and raised a little.
    despite all the above, I still love my palnts :weed:
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i thought something like this was happening, but it turns out i'm allergic to neem oil.
    i quit using it and the rash and runny nose went away
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    cindysid Well-Known Member

    Couldn't be pollen unless you're harvesting males, but I get the sinus issue also.

    Indacouch Well-Known Member

    Some strains are like chopping onions ....definitely have to have a fan rite next to me pushing air well as gloves and a mask ....not trimming small amounts either
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    the plant uses trichomes as a defense response, growing more as a "sunscreen" when exposed to u.v. light.....maybe they're slowly mutating to include a poison ivy type effect to keep its worst "predator" at bay?
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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I found a poll on,ICmag and,seems like,only 25% had 0 allergy issues.
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    Sir Napsalot

    Sir Napsalot Well-Known Member

    Yes, fresh weed is histaminic
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    GroErr Well-Known Member

    I've only found reactions to the odd pheno, mostly I'm fine with it, but the odd plant I'll get itchy/red eyes, runny nose. The odd one I'll get an itch just rubbing up against it. That said, I tend to have bad allergies throughout Spring-Fall so these odd allergies to MJ plants are nothing in comparison.

    vostok Well-Known Member

    never hire trimmers that suffer hayfever

    indeed a miserable bunch

    next lucky night

    beat your love stick

    for a more impressive release

    good luck

    tstick Well-Known Member

    Volatile terpenes are also in abundance when trimming and inhaling strong terpenes for hours can really give me a headache.
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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Thats interesting cause I dont get allergies normally and get it with weed. Not every strain thoigh
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    Lite Well-Known Member

    my partners unable to touch the plants, she breaks out in a rash. no issue smoking it when cured but raw plants cause issues.
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    GroErr Well-Known Member

    Yeah it is kind of strange, unfortunately the worst effects for me are from trees (specially when budding) and grasses, the most common and heaviest allergens. If I cut the grass without a mask on I'll be "crying" for hours. Even stranger which seems uncommon is I never really had noticeable allergies until after I was 30.
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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    I jist turned 30 and finding i get rhinitis a lot.

    I think its from,overbreathing due to stress. Or allergies I guess.

    My mother has bad allergies she didnt develop,until 30s as well.
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    SPLFreak808 Well-Known Member

    For me it only effects my nose, gets all backed up & numb feeling. Some of you are fucken animals trimming for 6 hours non stop lol my pinky would fall off.

    I've ate raw cannabis flowers right off the plants and never had the symptoms like i get during trimming.
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    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    One of my grower friends had half a greenhouse full of plants that he was allergic to. It was just one pheno, the other half of the greenhouse didn't bother him at all. Same strain, but different phenos.
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    firsttimeARE Well-Known Member

    Yeah theres definitely something to it more than just "I get allergic to fresh cannabis" cause not all strains do this to me.
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