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What can you do for multiple chemical sensitivity?

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There are no effective or proven treatments.

Some doctors prescribe medications for anxiety, to help you sleep, or for specific symptoms.

People often find solutions on their own. But going on very strict diets, avoiding any possible allergens and pollutants, or even quitting your job are a big burden.

Before you spend time and money on specialized treatment, or a home renovation to remove possible triggers, look into the research. You want to make sure there’s evidence that shows a medical benefit.

Avoid tests or treatments that are expensive, unproven, or could cause harm.

From: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Position Statement: Idiopathic environmental intolerances."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Chemical Sensitivities."

Black, D. , April 24, 2000. Archives of Internal Medicine

United States Department of Labor: Office of Safety and Health Administration: "Multiple Chemical Sensitivities."

Magill, M. , Sept. 1, 1998. American Family Physician

UpToDate: “Overview of idiopathic environmental intolerance (multiple chemical sensitivity).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.”

Coble, Y. , Dec. 23, 1992. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: "Position Statement: Idiopathic environmental intolerances."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Chemical Sensitivities."

Black, D. , April 24, 2000. Archives of Internal Medicine

United States Department of Labor: Office of Safety and Health Administration: "Multiple Chemical Sensitivities."

Magill, M. , Sept. 1, 1998. American Family Physician

UpToDate: “Overview of idiopathic environmental intolerance (multiple chemical sensitivity).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.”

Coble, Y. , Dec. 23, 1992. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 19, 2019

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