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Headaches Due to Perfume

[Archives April 2011] Several years ago a patient, Marian, had had headaches nearly daily for 25 years. It turned out that they were triggered by the perfume that she had been wearing for 25 years. The headaches stopped almost immediately when the perfume was eliminated. The most common areas I see effected by perfume are in blood sugar (weight gain and sugar cravings) and reduced stomach acid (frontal headaches, back pain, and/or poor digestion). Very few perfumes seem to test well, BUT, some do! Do you sneeze when you put on your perfume or cologne?