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Fragrance Sensitivity And Food Allergies

Posted on May 18, 2018

When you have fragrance allergies or sensitivities, it can difficult to avoid exposure to chemical triggers at work or in social situations. Members of MyFoodAlleryTeam report that coming in contact with perfumes, cleaning products, medications, new car smells, and other odors has impacted their quality of life. “I stopped going to church, baby showers, graduations, etc. because of it,” wrote one member. “I’ve had to change seats at a concert because someone bathed in perfume near me,” explained another.

Members cope with fragrance allergies in several ways. One resorted to “wearing a mask, otherwise I get mouth sores and my tongue swells.” Another always carries an EpiPen and antihistamines. One man with severe anaphylactic reactions discovered Bamboo Charcoal Bags, which he said “remove smells and toxins from the air.” “My friend bought some and I was able to go into her house without incident for the first time (she has numerous animals). They work for me,” he said. And to prevent an incident on her wedding day, one woman put a warning on the invitations: “No strong perfumes or colognes. Bride’s highly sensitive.”

On MyFoodAllergyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with food allergies, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Fragrance sensitivity is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about fragrance sensitivity:

I have trouble using Flonase due to the scent. I use it and end up sneezing and a headache. Is there a way to use it and not have these problems?

I recently have become very allergic to perfumes, candles, detergents etc. How do I get rid of leather cleaner smell from my car?

Here are some conversations about fragrance sensitivity:

I also have difficulty with scents in the last year or so. I had to change seats at a concert because someone sat in front of me bathed in perfume.

I haven't been feeling well recently. Smells make my head feel worse.

I had to leave my dinner party early because the guest wore cologne.... ugh! Does anyone else have BAD reactions from perfume/colognes?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyFoodAllergyTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Btw which Bamboo Charcoal bags have you used, I use these ones at home, but interested in the one you use

posted 5 months ago

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