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Doctor insights on: Citrus Perfume

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Why would my food tast like perfume?

Why would my food tast like perfume?

Unknown: Taste is strange. It can be due to a sinus infection. It can be caused by medications, especially nose sprays. ...Read more

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Is wearing perfume harmful to human health?

Is wearing perfume harmful to human health?

Not necessarily: Not cessarily, unless you are allergic to certain perfume, some people with asthma may have exacerbation of the disease when they are exposed to strong oders. ...Read more

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How do I ask a co-worker not to apply perfume all day at work, as the fumes are too strong?

How do I ask a co-worker not to apply perfume all day at work, as the fumes are too strong?

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

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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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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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What chemicals are in perfumes that give people allergic reactions?

What chemicals are in perfumes that give people allergic reactions?

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

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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

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Is spraying perfume on my hair bad?

Is spraying perfume on my hair bad?

Not significant: The alcohol in the perfume may dry the hair a bit or make it brittle but nothing permanent ...Read more