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Allergy from perfume. Can not breath deeply , nerve irritation . I am taking 50 ml mebhydrolin 1 in morning, 1 in evening . Is this right dosage ?

Allergy from perfume. Can not breath deeply , nerve irritation . I am taking 50 ml mebhydrolin 1 in morning, 1 in evening .  Is this right dosage ?

? rhinitis: Usually perfumes irritate the already inflammed nasal mucosa, whether this inflammation is due to alkergy or not, yet to be confirmed by allergy testing after careful history and physical exam, then definitive therapy can be started with or without specific immunotherapy, your best bet is to see a qualified allergist, using only antihistamines might not be helpful in the long term, goodluck ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Nose allergy on strong perfume? Is that a real allergy or just the fumes?

Nose allergy on strong perfume?  Is that a real allergy or just the fumes?

Perfume: Perfume and smoke and chemicals can cause severe irritation but not usually allergy. Allergy is a reaction of the immune system to specific molecules like cedar tree pollen or cat dander or bermuda grass pollen, etc. Common allergens are - grass pollens, tree pollens, weed pollens, dust mite, cat and dog hair, molds. ...Read more

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Going to start highschool in less than a month but I have perfume allergy! What can I do?

Going to start highschool in less than a month but I have perfume allergy! What can I do?

See a dermatology md: Sensitivity to a perfume, cream or lotion is usually the first indicator of an allergy to fragrance. Patch testing using fragrance mix and Balsam of Peru detects approximately 75% of fragrance allergy cases. A positive patch to fragrance mix indicates that you are allergic to one or more fragrance chemicals. An estimated 1-2% of the general population is allergic to fragrance ...Read more

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Please recommand me an antihistamine that I can take before I go somewhere that has perfume (I have perfume allergy). I am 16.

Please recommand me an antihistamine that I can take before I go somewhere that has perfume (I have perfume allergy). I am 16.

Where?: Where ya gonna go where there's no perfume? Maybe the zoo (no, that's a bunch of other "per-fumes..."). Have you been tested for a true allergy? It may be a sensitivity to a particular chemical and not allergy. Anyways, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the standard. It makes you drowsy but a cup or two of coffee usually beats that. There are drugs like Zyrtec or Allegra, but you'll have to find out what works for you ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) perfect to take Monday-Friday to control my perfume allergy while being in highschool? Thank you. :)

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) perfect to take Monday-Friday to control my perfume allergy while being in highschool? Thank you. :)

Not Really: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can make you sleepy and have an effect on your ability to pay attention and concentrate in school. In addition, perfume "allergy" is not really an allergy but what we call faso motor rhinitis or non-allergic rhinitis. The best treatment for this is a intranasal antihistamine mast cell stabilizer like azelastine or olopatadine spray. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm going to be in highschool where everyone uses perfume and I perfume allergy. Can I get used to itchy skin and sneezes everyday? It won't be bad.

I'm going to be in highschool where everyone uses perfume and I perfume allergy. Can I get used to itchy skin and sneezes everyday? It won't be bad.

See doctor: You may try taking antihistamine or even better a prescription nasal spray on a regular basis to make your nose less sensitive. If these products do not help . you should consider seeing an allergist to get desensitized. Perfume does not cause an allergic reaction without skin contact although the scent may irritate your nose. In case of skin contact, try some hydrocortisone cream on the skin ...Read more

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I have a sudden pain across my forehead and above my right eye for the first time . I have sinusitis (perfume allergy)from time to time, is it related?

I have a sudden pain across my forehead and above my right eye for the first time . I have sinusitis (perfume allergy)from time to time, is it related?

Sinusitis: The frontal sinus is located in your forehead. If you have increased pressure from either allergies or an infection you could have a pain in that region. Usually the pain is dull and achy. If they pain is not getting better with OTC medications you need to see your doctor. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could find a perfume i like with allergies?

Can you tell me how i could find a perfume i like with allergies?

Treat your allergies: First, then you won't be offended by any kind of perfumes/fragrances, the problem is the chronic inflammation of your nasal passages, once this inflammation is controlled, you won't get irritated by odors, see an allergist/ENT, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, meanwhile keep using saline nasal wash liberally, goodluck ...Read more

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Are perfumes likely to cause allergies if sensitive?

Are perfumes likely to cause allergies if sensitive?

Fragrance: Fragrance is one of the most common causes of contact allergy - which causes a rash where it touches you. ...Read more

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It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

Try other options: Perfumes cause local irritation in the nose and eyes, which leads to symptoms very similar to allergies. But what you are experiencing is not a true allergic reaction. So Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may not be very helpful, and can make you sleepy. Try over the counter Zyrtec or Allegra and if still not better, then you will need to go see a doctor for prescription nose sprays. ...Read more

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