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i believe i have an allergic skin reaction to the strong indian cooking odor from an adjacent apartment. my skin burns and gets red. what can i do?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Unlikely: A skin reaction has to be from contact to something you applied on it or from something you ingested or took, such as food or medication. It cannot occur from a smell.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2013

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