Scent sensitive – Hyperreactive
“Research suggests thatone-third of us feel any kind of discomfort due to strong scents. If you are an adult, you can change seats on the bus if you’re sitting next to someone with a strong scent on, but what does a child exposed to what can give an allergic reaction do?
Angelica was diagnosed with asthma as early as age two, but probably had it a lot longer than that. She has had effort asthma and reacted to animals. Scent sensitive, she has become only recently.
If you know a girl in high school age, so we know it’s often makeup and perfumes that apply. There are special series just for teenage girls, marketed aggressively towards the younger audience. Fragrances from Victoria’s Secret is on many of the younger girls’ wish list and teen idol Justin Bieber has already managed to launch three different perfume series.
Angelica is thirteen years old (2014) and going to high school and of course so are the girls even in her class interested in perfumes. But if Angelica is subjected to strong perfume smells, she gets hard to breathe and have to medicate. Or medicate, yes, she have to medicate all the time to keep their asthma under control, but a perfume can make sure she gets a severe attack that, at worst, ending with an ambulance ride to the hospital emergency room, telling her mother Jenny Holmberg.
We have informed the school about Angelica’s fragrance sensitization and asthma, and some have those responsible at the school listened and acted. It has banned the use of perfumes, but this has to do with strong forces. The marketing of perfumes is massive and what teenage girl does not want to smell good? – I’ve been to school and had with me material from the Asthma and Allergy Association, and to show how it works with asthma and fragrance intolerance. received testing to breathe through a straw and they all understands that it is not easy, says Jenny.
It usually works better in the middle of the semester when you ‘ve had time to inform of perfume ban. At the end of the semester and at the beginning of a new semester , it seems sometimes as if you ‘ve forgotten what was said about allergies. It needed just a student who is wearing perfume or have used any product that has been heavily perfumed. If any student has had on perfume so you speak with the student, it does not help that as we talk with the parents. Some additional levers have not been taken to. I heard about another school where there was a smell hypersensitive pupil who had become sprauyed with perfume as punishment for the school had sent home a student with perfume on it, says Jenny.
One can still say that the school is trying to help Angelica in many ways, they ‘ve looked over the school environment and ensured that the ventilation works well. There is also a plan for what to do if Angelica gets sick at school. Despite this, she medicate every day to be able to be in school, sometimes the medicines does not help and she must go home, sometimes we go and inhale at the health center, says Jenny.”
And really, this is just what it is like. Thank you Jenny Homberg and Angelica for sharing Your story.
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