I shy away from chemicals as much as possible be it food, drinks, or health and beauty.
I normally have reactions to chemicals. It’s either itch, pimples, dandruff, cough or the worst yet, mini- anaphylaxis (difficulty of breathing) in which I went to the hospital twice – in Cebu and in Calgary. But since it is almost inevitable to encounter them, I keep my exposure to the minimum.
As I am writing this, I now have a reaction to the instant noodles I just ate. I am beginning to cough and my breathing is constricted already.
When I have chemical reaction, I will have tea for immediate relief. My tea is a combination of organic peppermint, licorice, and camomile. When there will be no improvement, that will be the time to take antihistamine.