Sensitivity to fragrances, solvents, and other modern chemicals is a growing problem. It seems to have several causes. A variety of treatments have had some success. For me the key turned out to be Taurine.
Our intestines are supposed to manufacture Taurine. The liver uses it to process and remove foreign molecules (like perfume, gasoline fumes, dry cleaning fluid, etc.) from the blood. My intestines don’t manufacture it, so I have to take Taurine tablets to give my liver what it needs to detoxify those everyday chemicals. So my condition is treated but not cured.
I had been chemically sensitive for many years before I found out by chance that exposure to synthetic fragrances causes my blood pressure to go dangerously high. I have to be even more careful to avoid people who are wearing a lot of scent.
I was brought up to know that only I and the man I’m dancing with should know what I smell like. If everyone did that, allergic and sensitive people could go about their business with much less risk.
Marie Brack is the author of Frugal Living for the 21st Century: Adventures in Using Your Money Wisely. It’s available on Amazon.com in both Kindle and paperback versions.