It may be true that allergies are contagious.
The Howk family line has seen a spread of allergic reaction/sensitivies in the last five years that has spread from one end of the family to another.
Looking back into the Howk sister childhood, a typical family supper included the 4 food groups, cultural norms such as buttered bread and hotdish. The same on each person's plate.
That is not the case now. No one eats the same dish. Not because they are picky but because they can't.
The list goes on: lentils, wheat, eggs, beef, peas, dairy, peanuts, treenuts, blackbeans, blah blah blah.
Last night it was reported by spouse of Howk sister 1, (who has hinted at times to childhood allergies and an ongoing allergy to neoprene-this info is to be disregarded for entertainment purposes of this article), that low and behold, while eating Howk sister 1's soy yogurt, experienced a tingling sensation in mouth, followed by red chappiness in corners of mouth.
Could it be proof that allergies are catching?
Could it be a cry to be included?
Only time will tell.