Fragrance allergy is not easy, because everywhere they are confronted with industrial odors. Sometimes such a perfume allergy even be life threatening.
We are scented around the Clock. Lemon scent in the bathroom, fresh laundry that smells like a tropical fruit salad or a pleasant fragrance in department stores that will open our hearts and purses. Even toilet paper is not only very soft but this smells too tempting. They react with skin rash, difficulty breathing and runny nose, because they are allergic to any industrial fragrances.
What is a fragrance allergy?
An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system. The perfume allergy had in most cases a contact allergy, which means that the reaction occurs where the skin contact with the allergenic substance. It is also possible that the allergen is distributed via the blood throughout the body, so that a reaction occurs at a body site where there was no contact. Particularly it is dramatic when a so-called asthma odor occurs. For example, if the bottle is opened with the cleaner and get the person concerned a sudden fiery red head, fragrances can be responsible. The nose starts running and the allergies a hard time breathing.
How do I know if I have a fragrance allergy?
If redness, itching or blisters occurs after applying the perfume or the application of cosmetics, this is a first indication of an overreaction. Even if you feel deodorants or burning or itching after applying, you should think of an allergy. Watch more such local reactions, you should consult an allergist, the use of a platelet-patch tests or a diagnosis.
Fragrances not only in perfumes
Various tests have shown that a large part of the brand perfumes contain at least one allergenic fragrances. In the normal everyday products is likely to cause a similar appearance. Inhaling the fragrance does indeed usually not even complaints, but it can reinforce an existing contact allergy.
It is difficult for the allergic to avoid the industrial odors, because almost every cosmetic and body care product now includes additional scents. Possible alternatives are organically produced creams and ointments, which are very expensive. They contain no synthetic substances, and generally less allergenic substances.
Perfume for allergies?
No perfumes always give allergy. On the one hand the smell pleases the recipient and on the other you do not know on what ingredients he or she may be allergic to.
Avoid contact with skin
If you know of you have perfume allergy you can certainly use perfumes but with some restrictions. You should only the scent of your hair spray. Hold the bottle as far as possible, so nothing gets on the scalp. Avoid reaching for the spray in your hair; you also have to ensure that no perfumed wet hair falling in face. If you already have scents trigger an asthma attack, you should stay away but all of perfumes.