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Scent-Free Zone Sign?

Does anyone else need to live in a scent-free environment? Any type of scented product triggers my migraines immediately. I have both chronic migraine and hemicrania continua. Scent has become a struggle for me. I’ve had to stop working, now live upstairs in my mother’s home, & am disabled. This scent issue has divided my family & I’m now estranged from some of my siblings because their spouses refuse to believe I’m ill and refuse to stop wearing hair spray around me.

My mother doesn’t have it in her to not allow people in the house who are wearing scented products. Letters from my neurologist stating my need to be in a clean environment hasn’t helped. So I’m looking for an official sign to hang on our front door (I could make one but it would be ignored by these difficult people I’m dealing with). I’ve searched online and can’t find anything available to purchase. When I google on images I find several. The best being a blue triangle one from the lung association. But it would be best to have one from a headache/migraine affiliation. I’ve been searching & calling and no such luck. Can anyone out there recommend one?

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  • Luna
    1 year ago

    Yes, I have to live in a scent free environment. Fortunately I live alone and can control my environment. Most things I buy has to “air out” on the enclosed porch before being brought into the house. If I go out to a (rare) social gathering or shopping/appointments all my outer clothes have to hang on the front porch to air out for 2-3 days. Also, have to put my hair in a hat to keep it from soaking up scents. Have never had to look for a sign, sorry can’t help with that.

  • 1soro31 author
    1 year ago

    Hi Luna,
    I’m so sorry to hear that you have to go to this extreme. Living alone can have its advantages, but I know it has its disadvantages, too. I hope you have a support system for when you need assistance.

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