Chemical sensitivity has been labeled a 21st Century condition which affects different parts of the body and usually occurs in response to a chemical exposure.
In our clinic we typically see reactions triggered by pollution, exposure to chemicals such as pesticides or even fumes given off by modern furnishing such as carpets, mattresses and MDF furniture. Although no antibody's are produced and this is therefore not classified as an allergy, the reaction often mimics that of skin allergies or hay fever.
Signs of chemical overload or sensitivity most commonly seen are headaches, migraines, itchy dry or streaming eyes, sinus issues,
Headaches are also common and most chemically sensitive people are grossly fatigued and have trouble co ordinating (brain fog) and difficulty concentrating. Many also tend to have skin rashes (urticiaria or eczema) irritable bowel, muschoskeletal pains, asthmas and rhinitis (or hay fever). itching and burning sensations are also common.