Can You Be Allergic To Oxygen? If So What Are The Likely Symptoms?


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Anonymous answered
It's physically impossible, we are only allergic to proteins that our body confuses as a poison (a lot of people's bodies confuse peanuts with poison, and they have allergic reactions) but it'd be impossible to be allergic to oxygen because 1: It's not a protein and 2: A person who is allergic to oxygen could not procreate and pass it on into the gene pool. They would actually die in the mothers womb if they were allergic to oxygen, as they get small amounts of oxygen through the umbilical cord.
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nettie answered
Oxygen allergy would be serious,as we survive on oxygen,what would you use? Oxygen is what helps our immune system to perform...good luck
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Nathan Wendland answered
You can not be allergic to oxygen! If you were, there would be no way for you to stay alive as oxygen is what all humans live on.
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People often confuse air with oxygen but the are not the same thing.By volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen,[1] 0.93% argon, 0.039% carbon dioxide, and small amounts of other gases. So we do not breath pure oxygen, in fact only a very small percentage of what we breath is oxygen.

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Anonymous answered
Of course you can be allergic to oxygen. Since you take your first breath after being born, that is when you can die. So, like I said, you can be allergic but you, or no one else, might not know it.

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