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Old 04-14-2011, 07:34 PM   #41
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Re: Have you become super sensitive to fragrances?

Yes! I get really itchy from artificial fragrance and, apparently, strong chemicals. I've actually spent the last 5 days extremely itchy and covered in rashes and hives because we had tile put in our hallway. I think I'm reacting to the glue the tile guy used to put in the plywood. It's been an awful week.

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:41 PM   #42
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DH wears cologne as he likes to smell nice for work and it drives me crazy.
I have always been sensitive to fragrances, and since I was young I have had various skin issues (eczema, hives), migraines, and nausea when I'm exposed to particularly strong smells/chemicals.

Like the poster quoted, I too have trouble tolerating cologne on my DH. I'm embarrassed to admit that I make him go out into the garage to spray/apply it. I just can't have that fragrance lingering in the air inside, or it will actually make me sick--even while he is away at work all day...
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:43 PM   #43
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Mine has been getting worse lately, not sure if it's because of allergy season. I've been starting to taste fragrances now when I make my products. Sometimes if I wear scented lotion I even taste it! EO's don't bug me though. I made 2 batches of bath salt yesterday w/no mask and I was fine. I think it's the solvents in the fragrance. It really sucks.
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:19 PM   #44
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Re: Have you become super sensitive to fragrances?

I have the same reaction! When we first started using vinegar to clean it smelled really bad to me (of course I only had to deal with it for a short time while it was still wet), now I hardly notice it, but what I do notice is commercial cleaners! I was at my parent's house the other day and my mom sprayed some store-bought counter spray and it gave me a headache. I never would have really noticed the smell a year or so ago, but now... blech!
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:19 PM   #45
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Me too! My son comes home from playing at the neighbors and I can smell it as soon as he walks in the door.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #46
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My mom washed an outfit of one of my daughters and brought it over. She hung it up in the closet and I could smell it even with the doors to the closet closed and standing outside the room! I used to LOVE candles but now they smell burned to me.
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