Paraffin Sensitivities

This article will illustrate various paraffin sensitivities or allergies that are done unto a handful of unlucky individuals. Paraffin is commonly known as candle or candle wax to an average person. Though it may sound a little weird to you when someone rants about his or her candle allergies, but the fact is that such sensitivities do exist. It’s just that they’re way too uncommon, which is why you’ve probably never heard about them.

For your understanding, the entire paraffin sensitivities topic is discussed through a step-by-step approach. Let’s have a look at what we’ve got in store for you:

-          Paraffin Sensitivities: Case Studies:

This case study, regarding an unusual allergy to candles, was posted in one of the forums on the internet. The first case talks about a guy who had been using wax tarts in warmers, in order to spread a whiff of alluring fragrance around his house. Things went on smoothly, until after a month, this guy reportedly started experiencing breathing problems.

Now, some of you might have identified paraffin sensitivity as some form of mild or severe skin allergy. However, for your consideration, do know this that when candles are blown out, their smoke, which is a combination of evaporated paraffin toxins and many other things, causes some people to experience breathing difficulties.

The second case study was submitted in the same thread, in order to rectify the problem that the first guy had been going through recently. Take a look below:

Wax tarts are sometimes, and mostly, made of artificial chemicals to project that alluring smell. Since we all know that these chemicals are a combination of molecules and atoms; they hit your nose receptors as soon as you set the candle wick on fire. Your immune system is sometimes not tailored to withstand that smell, hence causing you to start sneezing; experience trouble while breathing, Goosebumps on skin and vice versa.

The above two examples show that you may have a tendency to become allergic to paraffin  which isn’t a cool thing to brag about in your social circle.


How to Avoid Getting Caught Up in a Swirl of Paraffin Sensitivities Attack?

Okay, you already know that you’re allergic to paraffin. How did you find it out? Observe the 2 scenarios below:

A)     Blown out candles vented smoke towards your nose. Upon inhalation you started sneezing uncontrollably; you probably had to put in an extra effort to breathe straight, or you may have developed some kind of rashes on your skin.


B)      You didn’t blow any candles but you’ve been using certain number of skin care products that included some form of paraffin extracts. The result showed up as swollen patches on your skin, with weal formation.

In order to avoid such allergies, stop using scented candles. Granted that it’s the scent that caused the reaction to start in the first place, you should be shopping for scentless candles. In case of that skin care product usage; now that you’ve known which product triggered the entire sensitivity outbreak, it’s time for you to switch to something else.