• Welcome to Crohn's Forum, a support group for people with all forms of IBD. While this community is not a substitute for doctor's advice and we cannot treat or diagnose, we find being able to communicate with others who have IBD is invaluable as we navigate our struggles and celebrate our successes. We invite you to join us.

Diarrhea triggered by smells

Just wondering if anyone else has similar experiences as I do. For as long as I can remember strong smells trigger diarrhea. Smells such as paints, certain perfumes, smoke or scented candles.

This can even happen while I'm sleeping, for example if smoke from a Bush fire sweeps in while I'm asleep I will wake up during the night with diarrhea. I'm less effected by sweeter smells.

Also I don't adapt to a smell in the room, like a candle for instance. Most people say they get used to it and can't smell it anymore but for me the smell stays strong for as long as its in the room.