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Gently: There are many reasons why someone might wear perfume that is too strong or even offensive. They may have a misperceived notion of their own body odor or perhaps a partner who likes the amount they use. You might suggest an alternative that you are comfortable with and that you can recommend as "pretty good". Part of the comments relate to how well you know and work with this person. ...Read more
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
Fragrance allergy: You have answered your own question in part. Fragrances or perfumes are traditionally made of flower herbs or other plant material that is distilled to extract the aromatic perfume. It contains aromatic oil, alcohol, and other chemicals. A rash or contact dermatitis can develop in allergic person. Fragrances can also call irritant rhinitis and trigger asthma. ...Read more
I put my seretide accuhaler in my bag and now when I use it, i feel like i can taste perfume. Should i change it?
Yes: I think it would be a good idea to change it because it may have been contaminated. It's a good idea to keep it in a zip lock bag in your purse. ...Read more
Allergic: Mainly if you are allergic to it. ...Read more
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
Yes.: Just keep the perfume and liquids away from the opening so that it doesn't fall into the lungs. ...Read more
Could a person be allergic from perfumes as when i smell any perfume i feel as I am going to be fainted?
Not inhaled: Perfume may cause a contact skin allergy but not by inhalation. Since perfume contains volatile organic compounds including alcohol, it may irritate people nose or rarely the lungs. Just wonder if your problem from the perfume is due to association with a previously bad experience or remotely a seizure disorder triggered by the odor. ...Read more
Can you got into anaphylactic shock from perfume and if so how long does it take for the symptoms to show up?
Probably not: Anaphylaxis due to allergen trigger usually requires an antibody to have been made in the past and present in sufficient quantity at the time of exposure (peanut allergy for example). Antibodies to perfumes generally do not exist. An irritant reaction, however, can occur and can cause a reactive lung problem or vocal cord spasm producing somewhat similar symptoms. Go to ER if ever in doubt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the past month or so I have had this weird taste I can only compare it to perfume. It's not all the time just when I eat or smell food. ?
See physician : While weird tastes can be caused by virus infections or allergies, we worry about zinc deficiency or heavy metal toxicity with lead or copper. These are especially important if you have problems with food. Your physician can test for these. If it persists without explanation he/she can refer you to a neurologist who has a special interest in abnormal taste problems ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get migraines when I smell perfume that someone is wearing or any cleaning product that I use is there anything I can do to stop this from happening?
Avoid/prevention med: There are a lot of migraine prevention medications, some work better for different people and have different side effects. This is something a good neurologist may really be able to help you with. Until then do your best to avoid the trigger. If it is a coworker asking the person very politely and explaining the problem should hopefully help. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi , is there any harm to use aftershave or perfumes after they expire, because most of them have a sign that it could be used for a year after openin?
No: The "expiration" date on such items merely indicates when their active smell ingredients will start to lose their potency. Although your aftershave may not smell quite as strong, it will still be OK to use. Hope this helps! ...Read more