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Is it possible for someone to be allergic to perfumes and colognes?

Is it possible for someone to be allergic to perfumes and colognes?

Vasomotor rhinitis: It is not a true allergic reaction but rather tends to be an irritant or irritating type of reaction that can mimic a true allergic reaction. Nasal symptoms are referred to as vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can i put cologne on my 4month old baby? What is safe?

Can i put cologne on my 4month old baby? What is safe?

No: It doesn't sound like a good idea. Babies smell just fine. If a baby smells badly, the parents can talk to the pediatrician about it. It's probably not harmful to put very tiny amounts of cologne on a baby's skin, but it shouldn't be needed. A baby is just fine without any perfume chemicals. ...Read more

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I had bad reactions to perfume and cologne; can anything be done?

I had bad reactions to perfume and cologne; can anything be done?

Yes: You likely have non-allergic rhinitis with irritant sensitivity. Medications are available that can help (nasal antihistamine for example). Good to use saline rinse to help remove irritants. Would also want to rule out vocal cord dysfunction, which is a treatable and highly-troubling problem (vocal cord spasm often triggered by irritants/stress). ...Read more

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Why when Im outside at night with friends Im always the only one getting bug bites? I have no cologne on to attract them. Prob have 25 bug bites now.

Why when Im outside at night with friends Im always the only one getting bug bites? I have no cologne on to attract them. Prob have 25 bug bites now.

Unfortunate: Some people are of the like, unfortunately you seem to be one of the kind, you can try mosquito repellent, keep an antihistaminic handy and a hydrocortisone cream, leave the place if you can , try to take a bath right away, goodluck ...Read more

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Can you tell me is cologne poisonous or toxic in any way?

Can you tell me is cologne poisonous or toxic in any way?

If ingested yes: How toxic depends on the ingredients. Also some people can have an allergy to an ingredient in the cologne. ...Read more

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Why do certain colognes or perfumes make me nausious or want to vomit?

Why do certain colognes or perfumes make me nausious or want to vomit?

Sensitivity: That is a fragrance sensitivity as opposed to a allergy. An allergy, might cause tightness in your chest, like asthma. Persons with allergies to perfumes dont usually feed nauseaus or vomit. A sensitivity might. It might also be dose related. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use mens cologne while on antabuse (disulfiram)? Also is rubbing alcohol ok to use?

Is it ok to use mens cologne while on antabuse (disulfiram)? Also is rubbing alcohol ok to use?

External is ok: From what I've known, external alcohol is okay. However - you can ask a pharmacist to be sure or your provider. It would feel really dumb to suffer bad discomfort just to smell 'pretty' IMHO. Clear it before use. Again, I think it's ok. ...Read more

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Why do I still smell bad even though i take a shower, wear cologne and wear antiperspirant deodorant?

Why do I still smell bad even though i take a shower, wear cologne and wear antiperspirant deodorant?

Hyperhidrosis?: Get a heavy-duty deodorant, not just an antiperspirant. Shower twice a day. If this continues, see a dermatologist for what's probably hyperhidrosis. ...Read more

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Spraying cologne in cut after shaving accidentally any risk for infection etc.? Same as aftershave? ?

Spraying cologne in cut after shaving accidentally any risk for infection etc.?  Same as aftershave? ?

Quite low: Realize that most fragrances, including cologne's have an alcohol base, which makes it difficult for many microbes to survive. The same can be said of many aftershaves, at least from an alcohol base perspective. Your more likely though, to create irritation of the cut related to the chemicals rather than cause an infection. ...Read more