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Can people be allergic to musk fragrance?

My mom told me a story about a lady that smelled a candle scented with musk and it made her so ill that she had to go to the hospital. Can this really happen? I've never heard of people with such extreme musk allergies. It makes me think the lady was exaggerating her allergy. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the subject, thanks!

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    YES, it can happen and it is VERY serious and getting more and more common.

    Read on and make the Connection....

    I hate to be the one to have to tell you this BUT.... your "personal fragrance" is no longer personal. Your "NOT so personal fragrance" literally took my breath away. I had to get out of the line before I could even check out and I was gasping all the way to my car! Not funny when your throat is closing up !!!

    Not everyone thinks you smell as good as you think you do!!! Not everyone wants to smell your perfume, cologne, aftershave or fragranced lotion. Nobody wants to sit close to you in your office, a waiting room, the doctors office, real estate office or even next to you in a restaurant, classroom, bank or check out line.

    Not everyone, especially those who are already suffering with Cancer, Migraines, COPD, Asthma, Allergies, Fibromyalgia, MCS, or other illnesses. We are already struggling just to breathe, we don't want to smell your "NOT so personal fragrance."

    You don't smell good... you literally stink and you make me and a lot of other people sick!

    Making the Connection ---- Did you know that there are MANY people right here in YOUR community that have severe adverse Fragrance / Chemical reactions ? Some have it so severe that they can not leave their home or be part of society in a "normal" way. Some children have to be home-schooled. Just a whiff of fragrance, Bounce, Plug-Ins, or diesel fumes could cause a life threatening Anaphylactic reaction!

    This is called MCS or EI. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness. This IS NOT a simple allergy.

    There is a lot of information about MCS/EI on the web. There are MANY other health problems associated with MCS /EI. More common ones are links between people with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Gastrointestinal problems, porphyria and more. Do you have any of these illnesses? If so, do you continue to put chemicals and fragrances on your body and clothing. Learn what is in Bounce and I guarrantee you will NEVER use it again. learn what is in everything you put on your skin (skin is the largest organ of your body and absorbs into your blood)

    Many children as well as teachers are having difficulty even being in classrooms because they are full of the "fragrance soup." Many office workers can no longer hold down their jobs because they have become so ill from fresh paint or new carpet being installed not to mention insensitive co-workers who insist on marinating in their perfume!

    If you or someone you know is more than "inconvenienced" by fragrances

    and/or everyday cleaning products and chemicals you may want to do some homework on MCS.

    You can start by looking at the link below where you will find lots of information, printable handouts, posters, educational material (incase you need to enlighten a friend, co-worker, teacher, loved one or even YOUR DOCTOR who might be telling you "it is all in your head") !

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Absolutely. Different things cause a lot of problems for people. Some are allergec to nuts, I have a problem with inscense when they use it in church. Some people can have severe reactions to lots of different things. I doubt that this lady was exaggerating. It can be deadly. Your throat can close right up and you cannot breathe. A person haveing this type of reaction from anything needs to get to the hospital immediately. It is nothing to fool with. So yes, she could be extremely allergic to Musk. I have seen it happen to people, and it has happened to me, only mine was from a blood pressure medicine I was taking. It is a terrible thing. It happens.

  • 1 decade ago

    My mother is allergic to musk fragrances and she can barely breathe if its strong enough. Something in her lungs swells. Perhaps the lady was exposed too long and needed to be treated by more than just Benadryl.

  • 5 years ago

    A gentle in line ahead of me felt the need to bath in his musk cologne just today. Musk makes it impossible to take a breath in. People look at me like I m lying when I tell them this. Do people think it s easier to spray themselves with scents than it is to bath? Take a bath you smelly bastard s and leave the musk for the weasels and skunks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! I HATE when peole are accused of faking or exaggerating allergies. Yes, it can happen. I am so allergic to cats I cant spend more than 15 minutes in house where there is a cat, even if Kitty stays away from me. Yes people accuse me of exaggerating, but my health is more important than what people think of me.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. People can be allergic to pretty much anything to any extreme. I know a person whose highly allergic to the cold! If he stays outside too long in the cold , his skin begins to puff up in a reaction!

  • 6 years ago

    Yes, my son was using Axe Chocolate cologne and I was very sick for two weeks. I ended up at Med Express. I thought i had a heart attack. My chest hurt so bad. I had a hard time breathing.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i am allergic to musk fragrance. Tears me up.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm allergic to many things, especially perfumes and chemical fragrances, they make me really ill, hurt my chest, make breathing hard, make me nauseous and give me violent headaches. I'm not making it up. It's called MCS (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) and it makes my life hell!

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