Assessment and Management of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
We have the facilities at The Burghwood Clinic for testing patients who suffer from a wide range
of chemical sensitivities. Testing is accomplished using the intradermal provocative test and we have
a range of chemicals for which we can test.
There are three basic ways of dealing with the problem.
- Identification followed by avoidance. For example a patient who is reacting to the gas utilities in
their house would be well advised to change their gas cooker to an electric one, and to move any gas
boiler to an outhouse. Constant exposure to chemicals is very difficult to deal with by neutralization.
- Skin testing and neutralization as described earlier. The desensitization is administered by sublingual
drops and works well against occasionally encountered chemicals like petrol exhaust fumes, diesel exhaust
fumes, perfumes, cigarette smoke, formaldehyde.
- Additionally, attending to the nutritional problems that nearly always accompany chemical sensitivity will
bring about further improvements in the longer term. This may take the shape of oral nutritional supplements
or using IV treatments to help assist the clearing of chemicals from the body’s cells. The methods by which
the human organism detoxifies chemicals are well known and elucidated by mainstream toxicology. Chemicals
are toxic to all living organisms, but in the presence of adequate immune function and nutritional reserve,
the body normally manages to bio transform these chemicals into inert products prior to excreting them via
the liver and kidneys. People with severe multiple chemical sensitivity problems are not good at this, which
is why they develop the condition.