Asthma Triggers

Synthetic fragrances in certain deodorant and perfumes can be a potential asthma trigger in sensitive individuals. It is difficult to avoid deodorant or perfume altogether in our daily lives. Most of us use them as part of our personal hygiene regime. It is an important item to ward off offensive body odor, and is especially important for those with strong body odor.

The unfortunate thing is that it can be one possible trigger for asthma sufferers, especially if it is a fragrance with a strong scent. This strong scent carries chemicals in the fragrance that can induce an asthma attack in individuals with poor health, especially those with existing respiratory problems, and triggering sneezing, coughing, rasping, runny nose and breathing difficulties leading up to an asthma attack.

However, this does not mean that you cannot use any deodorant or perfume at all and risk going about smelling offensive, or put a stop to your social activities altogether. There are alternatives that you can do for the benefit of your own health and the health of your co-workers, family members and people around you as well.

By understanding what is causing body odor, we can try to eliminate or at least minimize it. One of the things that causes body odor is the food that you eat. If you can change your diet to a clean diet consisting mostly of fresh vegetables, fruits and plenty of water, you will find that your body odor will get less offensive, and therefore, you will need to use less deodorant and perfume to mask the smell.

Instead, you can use natural organic deodorant, or even just use talcum powder. As long as you do not have a sweaty problem, and are controlling your body odor naturally with a natural clean diet, just light natural deodorant or talcum powder would do nicely.

By switching to using something natural, especially for deodorant or perfume that you put directly on your skin, it will benefit your health. For individuals who are sensitive to synthetic fragrances, you will find that you are able to breathe easier instantly and that the frequency of your asthma attacks had reduced since stopping the use of synthetic deodorants and perfumes.

According to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, synthetic fragrances pose to be a health risk in the office to approximately 20% of employees in work related asthma. Asthma is a serious health effect that can be caused by exposure to synthetic fragrances.