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Allergic to a specific terpene?

Discussion in 'Concentrates' started by MegaMan2k, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. MegaMan2k

    MegaMan2k Well-Known Member

    I was processing some herb today for rosin, Took out 60 grams of herb from a glass jar, room immediately filled with very strong citrus smell, Continued to pack a few 160 micron bags,
    at the end of this after sitting in the smell for around 20 minutes I started to feel what i thought was a regular headache,
    but as i went for a glass of water and some fresh air it started to feel more like my right nostril was swelling on the inside, and behind the right eye- Creating this feeling of tightness around the nose and the eye / some pressure in the head / forehead + clogged airflow on the right side nostril too

    Normally when i process my own organic grown herb, i get none of this ( strain : O.G Kush)

    But this stuff was from a different grower ( strain : ak-47 ) and had a way more intense acid / citrus smell-

    Im trying to figure out if the pain/swelling is simple from the inhaltion of these strong terps?
    Or if there is more to it : Like my own being organic grown on soil beds, and this other stuff is made with salt based nutes on hydro,

    ; Pain / swelling / whatever it is, is still here as im writing 3-4 hours after the press-
    I opened all windows and doors for atleast 1 hour to get loads of fresh air in so i dont think the terp is "in the air" anymore atleast,

    I painted this fella blue where the pain/swelling/inflamation/what ever it is, is located :

    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
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  2. shredder

    shredder Well-Known Member

    It may be an allergy, or combination of things.

    Where I live it's prime hay fever season. so it doesn't take much to set me off.

    And I do have a slight allergy to mj. In particular terpenes with the peppery smell and taste. Chem dawg is terrible for me.

    Right now in hay fever season I can get all plugged up from vaping herb that doesn't normally bother me.

    Not that any of this helps you, other than I agree with your reasoning.

    I have much less problems with concentrates when my allergies act up.
  3. MegaMan2k

    MegaMan2k Well-Known Member

    @shredder - Well it kinda confirms my suspicion so thanks for reporting back m8,
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