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People with EI often require some home care and help with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). This often falls on family and friends, who are not always sure what is the best way to provide help and support.

Carers need to be aware that the products they wear and use may trigger unpleasant reactions.  As a general rule it is a good idea to use fragrance free products and products that the person with EI has worked out are fine for them.

Tips from resources like Carer Gateway ( or provided through home care services or other (e.g.occupational therapists)  will most likely need  to be adapted to cater to the very special needs of people with EI.  These needs have not yet been fully appreciated by most chronic ill health experts and support services.  This may have to do with the fact that EI conditions like Multiple Chemical Sensitivity represents new mechanisms of disease that fall outside the current understandings of illness more on this can be read at MCS Referral and Resources

If there is very challenging and difficult behaviours to cope with, it may be a sign of brain trauma – injury. Toxic brain injury and disease (e.g. toxic encephalopathy) can occur in some people with EI.

There are some tips for carers of people with brain injury from resources like

  • Brain injury Explanation
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