With harvest creeping up on us I thought I ask to see if anyone has the same problem as me with oats and the dust from them. If I'm come into contact with the grains or their dust, I break out in a rash that makes me go out of my mind with itching. (More than just an annoying scratch - think along the lines of your body covered in horsefly bites or nettle stings) If I don't shower and change my clothes within about an hour of exposure, the next day I'll have flu-like aches, congestion, poor concentration and be generally lethargic. I've been prescribed some hefty anti-histamines that stop the itch, rash and hangover but only if I remember to take one before exposure - nothing can help after, I just have to ride out the symptoms. Barley and other agricultural dusts that can cause other people problems don't seem to affect me other than the general dirty itchy nastiness that goes with the job. Anyone else have this trouble with oats or certain grains?