Conditions and Diseases

Can a person be allergic to sand?

Answer

Wiki User
11/24/2010

No. Sand is an inert object and therefore does not cause any type of allergic response from the body's system. A perceived allergy to sand could simply be due to the rubbing of sand on the skin, or irration due to inhalation or contact with particles within the sand. All sand is the same, with the only difference being the sediment mixed between sand particles, so these could also cause a reaction, but is not an allergy, and is not due to the sand itself.