answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Chemical sensitivities are not Allergies, in the accepted definition of an allergy as an antibody response by the immune system, but they can have many of the same outward symptoms such as lightheadedness, fatigue, headaches, and recurrent illnesses that have no other explanation. Reactions vary widely from person to person, but the treatment is the same: avoidance. Chemical sensitivities do not require contact with the substance to cause a reaction. Fumes or residues on surfaces may be enough to trigger a reaction. This type of sensitivity can be hard to pin down, as it sometimes requires a lot of observation to make the connection. Possible sources of irritants can be anywhere -- carpets, laser printer toners, housing insulation, household cleaners, etc. These sensitivities can be quite serious, requiring complete avoidance of many common substances.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2003-08-20 00:00:00
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What are chemical sensitivities?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Can cleansing the colon cause headaches?

If you have chemical or food sensitivities, or any neurological disorders, the ingredients may cause headache. Anything you ingest or rub on your skin can cause headache in a sensitive person.If you have chemical or food sensitivities, or any neurological disorders, the ingredients may cause headache. Anything you ingest or rub on your skin can cause headache in a sensitive person.If you have chemical or food sensitivities, or any neurological disorders, the ingredients may cause headache. Anything you ingest or rub on your skin can cause headache in a sensitive person.If you have chemical or food sensitivities, or any neurological disorders, the ingredients may cause headache. Anything you ingest or rub on your skin can cause headache in a sensitive person.


Do people have the same sensitivities to smell?

No people don't have the same sensitivities to smell


You have severe medication sensitivities and sensitivities to everything from toothpaste to soap is there anything you can do?

see your doctor.


What is low class?

A distition between bourgeoistastes and sensitivities and the working class tastes and sensitivities.


Can children have chemical sensitivities to caramel coloring in food?

That's extremely rare but yes. My brother is allergic to food coloring. So look into that.


What are symptoms of chemical sensitivites?

The symptoms of chemical sensitivities vary from person to person. Some of the more common symptoms include; headaches, dizziness, itchy eyes, sore throat, and feelings of tiredness.


What is the definition for food sensitivities?

Allergies.


Do food colorings cause sensitivities in toddlers?

yes


How do you treat chemical sensitivities?

Diagnosis and Treatment: There are no reliable tests to diagnose multiple chemical sensitivity and there are no effective or proven treatments. Some doctors prescribe antidepressants, including SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) like Celexa, Prozac, Paxil.


What is the health effects of exposure to propane gas as in a leak?

Confusion, memory loss, chronic headaches, allergies, chemical sensitivities, extreme fatigue, sleepiness, seizures, stomach aches, mood swings


Sensitivity in plural form?

The plural form for the noun sensitivity is sensitivities.


A cell's hormonal sensitivities are determined by?

The presence or absence of the appropriate receptors.

People also asked