I'd never considered it, but yes, among other things that used to not bother me at all, [like the sun] I am now allergic to bloodworms too.
I got all my kids some frozen bloodworms and just a little while ago, i decided to give them an early snack. I was breaking off tiny pieces of the red frozen brick and putting some in each of 13 tanks.
I've actually fed bloodworms to one or two tanks recently and not had a problem. But thirteen tanks took a little longer and I had much more exposure. I wasn't being careful and probably had the bloodworm juice on my hands, which got in my ears, and more in my ears when I itched, and who knows where else.
I didn't know an allergy to bloodworms was even possible, I mean, I wasn't going to eat them. Before I even finished, my throat felt like it had something sharp in it and it hurt to swallow. I was coughing until i gagged. My ears were itching so badly i couldn't stand it and rubbed them raw making them worse. I just got out of the shower, and i can feel and hear my pulse in my ears. Its weird. The hand that i was using to break off pieces and feed, still itches a little.
Wow, I had no idea! I looked online and this is not uncommon. One site said the dried bloodworms can be even worse because of the dry, airborne worm powder? Has anyone else here had this problem?
Getting older is annoying, but my kids all loved their treat, so it was all worth it. :D