I have what are known as hay fever allergies. Peaches, apples, certain flowers, long haired dogs, cats, newly cut grass, basically a nuisance but nothing extreme. Itchy eyes, itchy ears, itchy throat. Normal over the counter allergy meds do just fine.
In case you didn’t remember, one of the challenges I deal with is that my left ear is “different” than my right ear. The ear is numb, most of that side of my face is partially numb, my hearing in that ear is about half of what it is in my right ear - and it sounds like “Alvin and the Chipmunks” on a 40 year old transistor radio. Yeah, fun times. NOT!
The other day, my daughter and I were out doing her driver’s training practice (5th driver) and we were in a 15 year old Mercury Sable with no air conditioning. Oh and it was about 85 degrees and humid. We were riding with the windows down. As happens quite often in that type of situation, my allergies started acting up.
And I noticed something interesting. My right ear was feeling the typical annoying and itchy allergy “thing” that I’m very used to. It’s annoying but not much more than annoying. But…
My left ear felt nothing. No pressure, no itchy feeling, nothing different than normal. Apparently nerve damage can also impact allergies.
Can’t make this stuff up…