It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Allergies Message Board

Strong smell of rubber

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-27-2008, 03:15 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 547
Shakira HB User
Strong smell of rubber

Is it possible to be allergic to the smell of rubber? Can it give you a sore throat, a dry cough and blocked sinuses?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-27-2008, 04:21 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 1,237
gcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB Usergcsjr HB User
Re: Strong smell of rubber

It's very rare to actually be allergic to an odor, but many people are sensitive to strong smells, whether it's burning rubber or strong perfume, and the results are pretty much what you describe, so whether you're actually allergic or not may not matter.

If you're actually allergic to the smell (or possibly to tiny rubber particles that might be in the air), antihistamines might help with your symptoms. If you're sensitive to the smell because it irritates your throat and sinuses, the antihistamines won't help - your body is reacting the way it's supposed to when you're exposed to something that might irritate the lungs and sinuses, and your best bet would be to try to avoid the irritant.

Old 07-28-2008, 07:28 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 547
Shakira HB User
Re: Strong smell of rubber

Thanks. I take antihistamines everyday, but they don't make any difference to strong smells irritating me.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Sense of smell/taste off since general anesthesia coping1 General Health 12 04-28-2010 03:52 PM
Burning smell and taste rattel40 Open to All Other Health Topics 0 12-25-2008 05:25 PM
Sense of Smell - Overactive. Round1 Chronic Pain 2 08-22-2008 11:00 PM
strong smell "down there" Snix Women's Health 3 07-29-2008 03:40 PM
Pants smell like penis/masterbation. Strong body odor, smells like sweaty ***. HELP!! jkj972 Sexual Health - Men 8 09-01-2007 09:57 PM
tea tree oil smells to strong for me!!! beatboxkid Acne 1 10-17-2005 03:50 AM
Body Odor-Smells of Strong Urine tizimare General Health 5 09-04-2005 09:34 AM
Strong Smell during BJ justa_girl Sexual Health - Women 5 01-08-2005 07:33 AM
strong odor, how to mention? LovingWife Men's Health 4 12-30-2003 07:02 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:44 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!