Cigarette smoke allergy can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose cigarette smoke allergy, we could:
|Multiple Chemical Sensitivity||71%||Possible|
|Food Allergies||4%||Ruled out|
|Candida / Yeast||2%||Ruled out|
|Vasomotor Rhinitis||0%||Ruled out|
Does cigarette smoke cause allergy-like symptoms for you? For example, sneezing, coughing, watering/burning eyes, runny nose, congestion, breathing difficulty, headache.
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Minor symptoms after prolonged exposure
→ Moderate symptoms after prolonged exposure
→ Moderate symptoms after a short time, later severe
→ Severe reaction to even small amounts of smoke
Smoke can aggravate underlying allergies.
Given a certain amount of smoke, a person with vasomotor rhinitis will experience significantly more discomfort than someone who does not have it.