When you walk into a beauty salon, do your eyes begin to water? How about the perfume counter at Macy’s….do you see double for a few minutes after passing by it or a man with a bit too much foo-foo water, as my grandmother used to call scented after-shave? When you put in new carpet, paint, or exterminate your home, does your spouse/child develop a horrible headache? Chances are pretty good those symptoms signal a chemical bomb attacking your system. Whether it is the combination of gases or a personal sensitivity to a specific one, a strong reaction might be your body’s way of sending up a white flag in surrender to something it fears.
Sometimes the reaction is too subtle to notice. Or we blame an exterior source such as ragweed or pollen instead of the actual culprit. Over time the reaction may become more severe. If you…
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