As an allergy sufferer myself, I realize that allergic diseases are no laughing matter. In fact, some people who don't have allergies seem to think that allergic conditions are not as serious as other medical conditions – or that allergies and chemical sensitivities are not completely ‘real,’ that they are somehow ‘all in your head.’
That kind of thinking is dangerous.
Allergy and asthma attacks kill thousands of people every year. You can't get any more serious than that.
However, I believe that laughter really is medicine – and most of us adult allergy sufferers probably don't laugh enough. I think it's good to try to see the humor in all situations.
With that said, I'll admit it: I've been looking for a funny allergy joke for years now. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be a subject that most comedians want to tackle.
I did find one allergy joke that almost made me laugh, and achooallergy.com's in-house artist Ashley Vinson has helped me bring the joke to life below…
A sign recently spotted hanging in an allergy clinic:
(Like I said, it almost made me laugh.)
If you have any family-friendly jokes related to allergies, asthma, or chemical sensitivities, please send them in! And if your jokes make me laugh – or almost make me laugh – I'll post them here on the blog.