So, yesterday I went into the bathroom at work to find a co-worker hacking up a lung and laboriously scrubbing her hands as if about to perform open heart surgery. (And no, we are not surgeons here.)
So I asked her: "Hey, what's going on Hacky McGee?"
And she says: "Dude, Angus* put this thing** on my desk that has walnuts on it...it's the ONLY nut I'm allergic to, and normally casual contact doesn't do this to me."
So I say: "Well, I have some Chlortrimeton in my purse if you think that would help, it's an antihistamine."
She says: "Maybe later, if it doesn't get better."
And I went back to my desk to discover that I also have some Benedryl Spray. So I head back to the bathroom to offer the Benedryl Spray. She says - can you spray it in your mouth? And I'm like, uh - I don't think so, I spray it directly on ant bites, so I thought maybe if you touched the walnuts, that you could spray it on your hands or something.
She came into my office, sprayed it on her hands and smelled it...deeply, repeatedly. And within seconds her symptoms were starting to go away. She did it 3 times within a few minutes and was back to normal by the time she walked out of my office.
I had no idea you could snort Benedryl. Well, I suppose I figured you could snort it, I just didn't know it would be effective.
* I was going to make up a name for him, but I couldn't, I just couldn't do better than Angus.
** We had a bake sale at work yesterday so various home made items made the rounds...they even faked a sign saying the second level entry was closed forcing everyone to pass the bake sale on the way into work.