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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
Allergic: Mainly if you are allergic to it. ...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