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candles and air fresheners in workplace

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 20, 2010
  • 07:48 PM

I have been subjected to constant spraying of air fresheners in the workplace (several times a day) which, after a couple of months, started my sinuses burning and slight nose bleeds, then when a candle was brought in to the workplace, I had an immediate reaction with intense burning in the face and the longer I stayed, the burning extended in to my eyes, my cheeks were an intense red, my blood pressure and temperature rose. After 3 weeks, the burning is still in my face, just not as severe and as soon as I am around someone with perfume, the burning gets worse, my face aches and I have headaches. I also have been perspiring heavily from the neck up through the top of my head and my body has been craving vitamin water, about 6 20-oz bottles a day, which I have never done. As soon as I had the reaction to the candle, my white blood cell count is critical, and I have a high hemoglobin count. Can the two be related and what can I do to get rid of the burning in the face? My family care physician does not have a clue as to what is going on and just concentrating on my WBC count and hemoglobin count. I just want to get back to a normal every day routine of going to work, taking care of the house, etc. everyday duties that I had no problems with before the exposure. Please can someone help! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I just want my life back.

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