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Allergy from Fumes and Food

I suffer from discomfort in my throat very frequently (burning or tickling).

When I smell fumes such as chemicals (especially acetone or ammonia) or smoke from cigarettes, the discomfort mainly occurs on the uvula or the tonsils. When I inhale dust, tickling occurs on the throat.

This discomfort has also caused me to stop eating tomatoe sauce, spicies and pepper because I feel it worsens if I eat them. However, last Sunday I ate salted popcorn and I've had a tickle in my throat as well, it's driving me crazy. I cannot sleep at night as well !

Usually I do not get fever with these discomforts.


What do you think is my problem and what can I do to ameliorate it ? Could this be an affect of stress from exams ?

Thank you ! I would appreciate a reply !
8 Responses
Avatar universal
Hi,

Some amount of irrrritation - especially the kind you describe is not uncommon after exposure to the nauseous stimuli you mention.

You could consult an allergy specialist about the food allergies you mention. Try to enlist the foods that cause your symptoms. Get a proper clinical evaluation done and ask him/her what the probable diagnosis is.

Are you too much worried about your exams? What is your age?

Do keep us posted on how you are doing and if you have any doubts.

Hope this helps.

Good luck.
396207 tn?1201538430
Hi,

Thank you so much for your reply, I really appreaciate it. The fact that you tell me that my allergy to fumes is not uncommon puts my mind at rest.

I am 20 years old. Yes, I worry alot about my exams and doing well and the stress it gives, often ends in either pain in my stomach or my throat.

I've been coughing from last Sunday. My doctor gave me a medicine, but I am going to get it checked out at an ENT specialist.

I will keep you updated on my happenings. Thanks :)
Avatar universal
Hi,

Try to relax about the exams. Prepare well, eat a healthy regular diet and do not take too much of caffiene or tea throughout the day.

You could try antireflux or antinausea medications and see if that helps.

Do let us know what your ENT specialist suggests.

Let us know how you are doing.

Regards.
Avatar universal
Hi,

Try to relax about the exams. Prepare well, eat a healthy regular diet and do not take too much of caffiene or tea throughout the day.

You could try antireflux or antinausea medications and see if that helps.

Do let us know what your ENT specialist suggests.

Let us know how you are doing.

Regards.
396207 tn?1201538430
Hi !

Yep you are right I tend to drink alot of tea during exams ! I'll try to minimize it.

I've had this question in my mind for quite a long time: Does washing your hair and scalp during the time you have a cough, worsens it ?

I will post what my ENT suggests next Friday after the appointment.

Thank you for your help !
Avatar universal
Hi,

Hope your cough is better now and you are all set to take your exams!!

A headwash does not as a rule worsen your cough, but yes it would be better to use lukewarm water for the headwash and also to increase the time gap between two headwash.

Glad the posts are of help to you.

Keep us posted.

Regards.
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