Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

What is a fragrance allergy?

A fragrance allergy is a reaction people have when they come into contact with types of smells or smell components that are irritating to them, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

Fragrance allergies can cause issues when you are overwhelmed by breathing in the fragrance, according to Premier HealthNet physicians. Itchy eyes, a runny nose, a cough, congestion, wheezing and shortness of breath are all symptoms of a fragrance allergy.

Fragrance allergies also can cause skin reactions, such as burning, itching and a rash, especially from cosmetics, deodorants and cleaning products, according to the AAFA.

To learn more about fragrance allergies, talk with your doctor.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine