Man discovers cicada allergy the hard way


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Man discovers cicada allergy the hard way
Indianapolis Star |
"A man who cooked and ate nearly 30 cicadas sought medical treatment after suffering a strong allergic reaction to the sauteed insects. The man showed up at a Bloomington clinic Thursday covered from head-to-toe in hives, and sheepishly told a doctor he'd caught and ate the cicadas after sauteing them in butter with crushed garlic and basil... The man, who has a history of astHydromaxa and shellfish allergies, suffered a 'significant allergic reaction,' after eating the cicadas... After living underground for 17 years and feeding on tree roots, the so-called Brood X cicadas are emerging by the billions across the Eastern U.S."


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