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ever been allergic to laundry detergent?

Discussion in 'Health' started by fireturk41, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    hey has anyone ever been allergic to a laundry detergent? ive started getting random itchy mosquito bite like bumps on my arm that itch like hell and i think that may be the culprit. thats the only thing ive changed in the last 2 weeks, i dont have fleas or bed bugs so im outta ideas


    and before anyone that says see a doctor, i refuse :p its cold and flu season
     
  2. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    NetMonkey

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    oh hell yes. and i cant use any fabric softener either. i get sneezy and ichy from perfumed detergents.

    the worst thing when i was living in the last apartment complex, was having to share the laundry machines. following someone that used some stinky-assed perfumed detergent was horrible.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    Jdaniel1274

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    It is actually pretty common, find a detergent that you are not allergic too and stick with it.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    only thing that beats me it its only on my arms and only where long sleves would cover, nowhere else...
     
  5. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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    Both fabric softener AND detergent. Sucks big time as my kids and I react to different ones. So my stuff is washed/dried in one and theirs in another.

    The worst though was massage oil. My Ex thought it would be hawt, and it was, but the next week was a bitch. Still hate when the wife tries to use oil for a massage because I don't know what was used to cause the reaction. Plus, that ends the massage real quick.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    I suggest trying something without dyes or perfumes. I like "All Free and Clear," but plenty of other brands have something similar.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    now I know what to send you for Christmas..
     
  8. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    I can only use Tide laundry detergent and Downy Fabric Softener, everything else makes me break out in hives like crazy and itch. No good.
     
  9. Dec 20, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    2nd best. Mac nuts!
     
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    Had the same problem around my ankles years ago. Seemed like sweaty socks would set it off.:eek: Stopped using Amway, no more itchy ankles.:cool:
     
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    Sounds like you might need a epi pen sometime...
     
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    Get some of that laundry detergent for babies called Dreft and see if that works out for you.
     
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    Yeah, I found out I am semi allergic to certain Tide detergents... We switched to the ALL "Free" stuff. No scent.
     
  14. Dec 20, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    Arm & Hammer sells both liquid and powdered detergents that are perfume and dye free. They're at most major supermarkets. It's all we use.
     
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    I had the exact same thing about a year ago. Went to the doctor wondering if I had scabies or some crap like that. Nasty looking, but only on my forearms. I was scratching till I bled. I was told it was something I was coming into contact with, but laundry detergent was not suggested as a cause.

    It turned out I was using too much detergent. I finally filled the washer up and came back during the rinse cycle and lifted the lid. It was foaming with soap suds in there. I cut the soap in half and my skin problems went away. Never even changed brands.
     
  16. Dec 21, 2011 at 1:29 AM
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    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    My ex GF was allergic. I was using Dreft until the day we broke up
     
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    Definitely yes. We use era HE and downy unscented.
     
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    I used to get horrible itchy legs and sometimes arms, so this is what I have to use now, no dyes or perfumes. I also take one Zyrtec per day, which helps both my skin reaction and also my regular allergies.

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  19. Dec 21, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    you serious? i always thought more was better, ill try cutting back before i buy a new one
     
  20. Dec 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    We use the same stuff. No more itchy scratchy-ness.
     

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