Allergic to String

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jcstennis, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. jcstennis

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    Really... i was stringing some Pro Supex BA last night and could not stop sneezing! now i have seasonal allergies and up here in the NE (near Philadelphia) this is a bad time of year for allergy sufferers... but i was in my climate controlled basement, hopped up on Allegra.... stuff set up for strining as normal... once i opened the pack and started to uncoil the string, i started sneezing like crazy... even during the racquet stringing. once i was done stringing, i cleaned up and it went away!

    has this happened to any one else???

    is there a doctor in the house???:grin:
     
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  2. shojun25

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    All I can say is...

    LOL
     
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  3. youngage

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    same here.....
     
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  4. PROTENNIS63

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    This is so funny ...
     
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  5. origmarm

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    Surely it can't be the string, maybe they packed it in a place where some dust/pollen/something else got in there and you are allergic to that.
     
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  6. jcstennis

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    i know it's funny... i was laughing myself, while sneezing! never has happened before. i have another pack of strings from the same place i will probably re-string with next week... i will keep the Kleenex handy!
     
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  7. jvis

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    thats pretty funny ive never heard of that before (probably nobody else has either though)
     
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  8. Hooooon

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    ^this comment is dumber than this thread is funny.....of course you can have an allergic reaction to something in the copolymer tensilon-fused hyperthrust string, imagine how it's produced.....
     
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  9. origmarm

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    Well you can of course, the point is that its unlikely to have an allergic reaction to these things. Polymer or Urethane synthetics tend to be fairly allergy friendly, as do most of the coatings.
     
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