Meaning: To have allergies; usually used with “to,” as in “allergic to something”
My nephew’s allergic to peanuts, so don’t give him a peanut butter sandwich.
At the hospital, they always ask you if you’re allergic to any medication.
She has a rash. Maybe it’s an allergic reaction.
If you’re allergic to something, what should you do?
A. Stay away from it.
B. Don’t eat any of it.
C. Tell your doctor about it.
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Here’s another health-related story from Class 3C. When you’re finished reading, take the quiz to test your understanding.
One day ten years ago, I was changing sheets for my mother-in-law, and put some disinfectant on the dresser. When I finished changing the sheets, I turned back to look at my daughter and she was looking at me and holding the disinfectant. She said, “Mom, why does this Coke have a different flavor?”
I was surprised. “Did you drink it?” I asked her. She nodded.
I was so frightened. I quickly got some water and had her drink it, then I called my husband. While my husband was coming home, I took my daughter outside to wait for him.
After ten minutes, we arrived at the hospital emergency room. The doctor checked my daughter’s eyes and asked her some questions. Then he had my daughter drink a bottle of water and throw up. After that, the doctor told me, “Your daughter just drank a little, not too much. Don’t worry. When you get back home, have her keep drinking more water. That will be good.”
After this incident, every time I use disinfectant it still has a shadow.