Perfume allergy is a condition wherein people exhibit sensitivity or allergic reactions to ingredients in some perfumes and some other fragrances called allergens. It occurs when you have an allergic reaction after being exposed to a perfume that contains an allergen.
What is an Allergen??
An allergen is a substance that can cause an allergic reaction. In some people, the immune system recognizes allergens as foreign or dangerous. As a result, the immune system reacts by making a type of antibody called IgE to defend against the allergen.
Common allergens include:
- Animal proteins and animal dander.
- Drugs (such as antibiotics or medicines you put on your skin)
- Foods (such as egg, peanut, milk, nuts, soy, fish, animal meat, and wheat)
- Fungal spores.
- Insect and mite feces.
- Insect bites and stings (their venom)
- Natural rubber latex.
How do you tell if you are allergic to perfume?
A few mild symptoms of perfume allergy can include:
1. Sneezing, if the perfume is sprayed near your face and airways (nose, mouth, and throat)
2. Itching, running, and stuffiness of the nose
5. Nasal mucus dripping down the back of your throat.