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I accidentally slept in a room filled with spilled perfume. I had hallucinations and still have a headache. What do I do? Is it dangerous?

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In brief: Perhaps a migraine

Strong aromas such as perfume, may trigger a headache, but the hallucinations may represent an additional problem not usually associated with migraines.
Doubt this will eventuate in lasting problems, but due to the complexities, please contact a physician and get this all checked out.

In brief: Perhaps a migraine

Strong aromas such as perfume, may trigger a headache, but the hallucinations may represent an additional problem not usually associated with migraines.
Doubt this will eventuate in lasting problems, but due to the complexities, please contact a physician and get this all checked out.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Great thought about the migraine part, Dr. Machanic. Hallucinations would be a very unusual aura, unless maybe flashes and sparks of light, etc. The inquirer didn't describe what the "hallucinations" actually were.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: Perfume

It sounds like you had a rough night sleeping.
I don't know of any reason to have hallucinations based on smelling perfume alone. Could you have also ingested a substance that caused this? I'd suggest sleeping in a better ventilated room from now on, and avoid alcohol and drug use. If the hallucinations happen again, please see your doctor.

In brief: Perfume

It sounds like you had a rough night sleeping.
I don't know of any reason to have hallucinations based on smelling perfume alone. Could you have also ingested a substance that caused this? I'd suggest sleeping in a better ventilated room from now on, and avoid alcohol and drug use. If the hallucinations happen again, please see your doctor.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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