Hi all, Like many others I dislike fragrances as they sort of 'bite' my chest, though I don't have any bad after effects, at least not now when I am generally well and pretty well controlled. I also dislike oil based paints, inscence etc. The usual. So, having just looked, I am surprised that fragrances are not mentioned as triggers on the Asthma Uk website. I have just checked and re-checked.
My cousin's wife can be severely affected, full asthma attack, if someone with fragrance just walks past her. She sometimes needs medical intervention. In her workplace the use of fragrances and anything with VOCs and some other stuff is banned. Not just because of her, but as there can be allergic children (she is a teacher).
I don't have attacks, just that sense of dread when I get close to it. I notice it instantly in a way I didn't used to, and I intensely dislike it. Given that it hasn't got a mention on the website as a trigger, are there many of you, too, who struggle with this, whether serious enough to cause an attack, or like me, just really unpleasant?