Allergy to Fragrances

Volker Blaschke vblasch at
Wed Oct 4 09:16:55 EST 1995

Dear Betty,

ok I understand you went to see a allergy specialist.

I am quite surprised to hear that there seems to be trouble with the 
testing. In our allergy department we regularly test fragrances, but this 
is a skin test only. If a patient is "positive" for the mix, it can be 
further split up to narrow down the choice.
However, this skin test doesn't say much about your type-1 symptoms.

You'd have to find someone to do a nasal provocation with fragrances and 
check for symptoms. Since this is not such an easy thing to do, you might 
have to look around for a while.

Good luck!

Dr. Volker Blaschke
Dept. of Biochemistry
Dept. of Dermatology
Georg-August-University, Goettingen, Germany
CompuServe: 74740,50
Email: vblasch at
Tel: xx49 551 39 5959 / 5978

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