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||5%||Ruled out|
|Candida / Yeast||3%||Ruled out|
|Food Allergies||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.
No one really is allergic to smoke. Many people insist that they are allergic to smoke created by cigarettes or cigars, but the truth is that they have having an allergy-like reaction due to other health complications.
Given a certain amount of smoke, a person with vasomotor rhinitis will experience significantly more discomfort than someone who does not have it.