do u have any voltron/klance allergy headcanons youd be willing to share :0
Oh boy do I!!!!!
Pidge canonically talked about being allergic to everything outside. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t have a rough time in the spring when the flowers start to bloom and in the fall and summer when the pollen count is high. Typically, Pidge is very careful when it comes to their allergies. They check the pollen count everyday and refuse to go outside unless it’s necessary, because they think the symptoms are so annoying. Pidge also gets overcome really easily and really fast, and once they start rubbing their eyes or nose they can’t stop. Once this starts happening, Pidge calls it and straight up announces that they’re leaving. Hunk or Lance will go with them just to make sure they’re okay, and they’ll always suggest that Pidge not rub so much, because it’ll only make things worse. Having allergic reactions also makes Pidge super irritable. They’ll rub their eyes the whole way back anyways and get really snappy until they’re inside and their symptoms calm down. Then, puffy eyed and with an allergic flush blooming on their cheeks, they’ll apologize.
ALSO. When Pidge rubs their eyes, they life their glasses up and use their whole fist.
Hunk is allergic to very certain, very specific flowers. He’s the kind of person who will walk into someone’s house and instantly be bothered if there’s something he’s allergic to in the centerpiece. Hunk is always very polite about it though, and never makes a big deal out of it. He just stifles all his sneezes and waves off concerns because he doesn’t think it’s worth imposing over. Hunk also has a heightened sensitivity to some spices he cooks with. He finds out right away, because he tests out new spices by tasting them and smelling them. Obviously, getting a noseful of any spice is a sneezing fit waiting to happen (mostly happens to Lance when he’s helping in the kitchen and Hunk asks him to smell something for him, because Lance doesn’t have the delicate practice of wafting spices down to a science like Hunk does. If it’s Keith it’ll happen without fail), but some spices are just too strong. Not wanting to miss out on (or make others miss out on) good flavors Hunk will cook with them anyways if they taste good. He’ll slip gloves on and pinch his nose shut as he adds the spices, and then try to hold his breath until it’s more tolerable.
Shiro is really allergic to cats, but as soon as one walks up to him, he has to pet it. He draws the line at picking them up, but he’ll let them sit in his lap, and he’ll smile if they rub against him. Once he starts sniffling, Shiro will mentally remind himself that he needs to stop soon. After the first sneeze (or sometimes the second or the fifth, depending on how affectionate the cat is) he’ll gently usher them away, usually saying something like ‘Sorry, little guy, but I think that’s enough for me.’ for the cat’s sake, and his own. He’ll wash his hands soon after, but the cat hair on his clothes will bother him for a few hours after. A few sneezes here and there, the lingering feelings of irritation behind his eyes. It’s annoying, but not enough for him to prioritize getting rid of. If he forgets to change out of them before he goes to bed, he’ll wake himself up sneezing.
Keith has dust allergies (house kind, not desert kind), and he’s sensitive to certain, perfumy scents. He prefers not to experience any allergy symptoms at all, so he cleans meticulously and frequently so that dust doesn’t have a chance to build up. When he is exposed to it, he feels it in his eyes first. They start to water, then they start to burn and the itch travels down to his nose. Keith will swipe at his eyes and nose very slightly when he’s alone, or not at all around other people. Either way, it eventually becomes unbearable, and then he itches them non-stop until he’s miserable, self control completely gone. The sneezing gradually gets worse and harder to control, until he’s completely overcome, a total mess. Everyone found out about Keith’s dust allergies because he was, A. Too proud to admit he had them and B. Sure he could handle it, and ended up making a huge scene while helping someone clean a dusty room.
Lance has had terrible hayfever all his life, and he’s experienced when it comes to dealing with them. He carries eyedrops, tissues, and extra antihistamines on him at all times, and always checks the pollen counts so he can prepare accordingly. If Lance forgets his antihistamines, he gets overcome fast and hard. Eyes so itchy and watery he can’t leave them alone for more than a few seconds, and a tingly feeling constantly settled in the bridge of his nose, always making him feel like he’s on the edge of a sneeze. His fall allergies are worse than his spring allergies, and it varies in the summer. Lance also takes sunglasses with him on high pollen count days to hide how puffy his eyes will get. No matter what Lance does, he can’t stop his allergies from affecting him in some way, but he doesn’t let that stop him from going outside. Everyone is well aware of Lance’s allergies because he sneezes at least once any time they’re outdoors. Lance typically likes to whine and joke about his allergies if he’s puffy or sneezy, but the worse it gets the more self conscious he gets and if he stops talking about it lightly, it means he’s getting tired and miserable. He’s also the kind of person who’s prone to really ticklish, rapid fire allergic fits. In the fall, he spends a lot of days exhausted from his allergies keeping him awake at night.
- Lance will dust for Keith if he notices it needs to be done. Because of this, Keith relaxes a little on cleaning once Lance moves in.
- Lance had to teach Keith how to care for him on really bad allergy days. If it’s a bad day for Lance, Keith knows to close all the windows. He prepares warm compresses for Lance to set on his eyes once he’s out of the shower, and if he’s got time, and sometimes even if he doesn’t, he’ll run his fingers through Lance’s hair to help him feel better.
- The first time Lance figured out Keith had dust allergies, he thought it would be really funny to tease him about it until he figured out how bad they were. Then he just felt like a dick :/
- If Lance wakes up in the middle of the night because of his allergies, chances are, Keith will wake up too. At first, Lance was a little ashamed of it, but Keith never minded. It’s not routine, but it happens enough so that Keith only half wakes up if he hears Lance shifting around at 2 in the morning. Keith will let Lance decide how he wants to be held (usually it’s curled into Keith’s chest) and he’ll rub his back, half asleep, while Lance muffles tired sniffles and sneezes into his shirt until he falls asleep again.
- Lance will gladly suffer through his allergies to go on outdoor dates with Keith.