Last month, hundreds of women in the eastern Indian states had a similar sensation after they developed Mehendi allergy.
Not that allergy is essentially a proletariat phenomenon.
For instance, Kimberly Williams is allergic to cats and dogs. So much so that she sneezes her inside out at the prospect of raining cats and dogs!
Take the case of Bill Clinton. He may not be allergic to plump White House interns but cats give him a wheeze.
Beyonce is reportedly allergic to perfume. If still you don't see reasons to sympathise with her co-performers, X-rays would confirm that God had mistakenly slipped a boulder where He was supposed to put a heart.
Janet Jackson's is a more baffling case. Having twice tied the knots -- quite loose ones you may say since she wriggled out of both -- her self-diagnosis is she is probably allergic to marriage!
And until they reached the Champions Trophy semifinal, you could not put a finger on what Pakistan is allergic to.
As long as pundits ignored them, Younus & Co were pleased as punch and cruised as a launch.
But suddenly they heard an oracle: "From now on, you will be cursed and damned as favourites."
Knees trembled, spine curled, blood curdled...Let's face it, Pakistan is allergic to favourite's tag.