I have a question I am hoping y'all can help me with. There is a long version, but the short is that apparently I have an allergy that was in part being masked by (and masking) a chronic rare neuromuscular disorder. I finally figured it out after being dismissed by 4 allergist thanks to Wikipedia, Google, and knowing that black and white pepper come from the same plant. It did take me a solid hour to piece it together though.
Anyways I talked with my doctor who confirmed my suspicions that I have an allergy to limonene which research say is found in approximately 105% of cleaning products with a 4% margin of error. I am only slightly exaggerating sadly. I get really dizzy and my stomach turns after a while pretty dramatically if I smell the stuff. Avoiding it would be nice, but the extra cleaning efforts of Covid make that almost impossible. Honestly, normal cleaning makes it exceedingly difficult. Turns out limonene is used as a very cheap and effective cleaning agent because you get it from orange peels. Ingesting it is obviously worse, but manageable at home at least. I haven't noticed any problems from the smells of food, but I have also been aware of this problem for like 2 weeks now.
Is there a good solution to trying to filter out smells that does not involve blocking up my nose? Are cloth masks a thing that can help here even theoretical? I am way out of my depth to be honest. Any tips on managing a food allergy to shit as common as most citrus, rosemary, and fucking black pepper! would also be appreciated.