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Respiratory Symptoms from Fragrances and the Link with Dermatitis

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Upper airway irritation, breathing problems and cough are symptoms frequently associated with exposure to fragranced products. Such fragrance-related symptoms are common in general populations and co-occur to an increased extent in patients with asthma, contact dermatitis and/or atopic dermatitis. The pathophysiological mechanisms are unclear, and mechanisms other than specific immunological hyper-sensitivity reactions including sensory mechanisms at a peripheral receptor level as well as more central mechanisms at the level of signal processing seem to be involved. Antihistamine should be tried, but no reliable test methods or effective treatments for the symptoms have yet been established.

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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Respiratory Symptom
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Contact Allergy

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Elberling, J. (2011). Respiratory Symptoms from Fragrances and the Link with Dermatitis. In: Johansen, J., Frosch, P., Lepoittevin, JP. (eds) Contact Dermatitis. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03827-3_23

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