Can You Be Allergic To A Smell?

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Can You Be Allergic To A Smell?

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Probably not. Dr. James Thompson on this site wrote a detailed post about fragrances and "allergic reactions."

In short, people aren't generally allergic to fragrances or odors. Instead those scents may irritate their nasal passage, which might cause sneezing, itching or runny nose.

There are ways to deal with it is there is a strong smell that often makes your nose run. Dr. Thompson has 9 tips for avoiding those smells at work and at home in his post that you can read here.

Answered by JB