Fragrance Sensitivity And Food Allergies

Posted on May 18, 2018

A fragrance sensitivity or allergy can cause hives, eczema, or respiratory reactions to fragrances such as perfume, cologne, cleaning products, or candles. It can be difficult to avoid scents at work or in social situations.

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.

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A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I always leave early at work, functions I struggle with lots of body lotion hair products I can't use anything due to fragrance. I sometimes think that… read more

posted about 1 month ago


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