Ruby

Haddonfield, NJ

#22 Jul 5, 2012
I itch like crazy every time I lay on my micro fiber sofa, I don't break out but it always feels like something is biting me, I have had this sofa for three years and it has never done this until now, I have vacuumed it, blow dried it on a very high heat setting, sprayed it with flea and tick spray, everything that I could think of to no avail. I have never had any allergies to anything before.
Jeanne Tobin

Columbus, OH

#23 Aug 11, 2012
chancii wrote:
go 2 the dr!!!
I usually have an immediate reaction while eating. It is subtle, but the top of my head itches. The bigger reactions usually come about 3 hrs, after eating. It used to be horrible with rashes, hives, sweating, tremors, dyslexia, ADHD and joint pain. When I stopped eating latex, I was able to minimize my symptoms. I am allergic to anything that grows on a tree. I do not even eat fruit anymore, because a pear sent me into anaphalatic shock. I had went to the dentist and donated blood as well. Syringes have latex tips and plungers which contaminates fluid with latex.Maybe he or his dog were around a bunch of trees or something.Good Luck!
mary

Watertown, WI

#24 Aug 30, 2012
YES, you can be allergic/ or sensitive to microfiber. My life became a living hell when I started with it over 10 yrs. ago, since then I struggle in cars and on furniture, wearing clothing other that cotton (which is nearly impossible to find these days. even jeans and underwear have microfiber in.....I can not even get a single pair of tenis shoes cause of the synthetic insole...once you react to one thing, you probably will start with others...and avoidance is impossible these days...it is everywhere....It is a disability at times, where you go, what you drive in and/or wear...no answer but to take your furniture back and hunt for something else.
Mary T

Mesa, AZ

#25 Sep 2, 2012
My husband and I noticed that when we stayed in a hotel, with those beautifully plush, microfiber blankets, I would start having coughing attacks similar to asthma attacks. We thought it might be their detergent. We bought a new one for home and it happened there, too. I don't have a breathing problems normally. When I told my doctor, he said the microfibers couldn't be the cause. I brought in my blanket, as well as another new one; sniffed it and had a violent attack of coughing. His answer was to get rid of the microfiber blankets, but he had no explanation for the allergy. It seems that allergy medicine doesn't help. I don't even have to sniff the fabric. All I have to do is walk through a store and it hits me.
Jowell

Laguna Beach, CA

#26 Sep 11, 2012
I have the same experience. Have had the microfiber couch for three years now. Every time I sit on it now I break out in hives. I sprayed everything and vacuumed the hell out of the couch. So depressing I can't sit in peace and relax on my couch. Would shampoo vacuum help?
dragonborn

Troy, MO

#27 Oct 13, 2012
I was hanging out with my Boyfriend and i accidentally ate a carrot which im allergic to. When i got home my leg started breaking out. is this normal
Scratch

White Lake, MI

#28 Oct 30, 2012
Lately I've experienced skin bumps, congestion, itchy eyes and sneezing while in my home, primarily the living room. Was concerned it might be mold so I've done a thorough cleaning and inspection. Then I read your responses. I have a sofa and loveseat (microfiber) in my living room. It seems the problems start when sitting on the sofa/loveseat. When in other rooms I'm fine. But this situation seems to come and go. The bumps are primarily on the back of my legs. Thanks for your comments. Seems it might be the furniture.
kjjaguar

Blackwood, NJ

#29 Oct 31, 2012
HI NOT SUUE IF YOU RECEIVED A RESPONCE TO YOUR QUESTION BUT MY SON WHO IS FIVE YEARS OLD HAS THE SAME PROBLEM ALONG WITH MYSELF. BUT NOT AS BAD. JUST GAVE HIM BENADRYL.
bumpy-itchy

Olathe, KS

#30 Nov 9, 2012
I have this also....been thru the "location change", checking my food," allergy tests" years ago"( I wasn't allergic to anything"...and he gave me Zyrtec for mites and details for taking care of the mite thing because he couldn't' fins anything.) So I refused to return for allergy tests. My doctor did a blood test and sent a blood test to Mayo Clinic. NOTHING!!!!!!-a waste of money and time. He just said it was allergies. I went to walk-in clinic and she treated me for exema. I will keep searching until I find an answer.
Terrie

Parsippany, NJ

#31 Nov 9, 2012
I have found that the infrared sauna once a week and avoiding my microfiber blanket has helped. If I stop going to sauna after about 3-4 weeks it starts to return slowly at first, so I am thinking it is something in my environment or food, but still have not narrowed it down. It was not easy finding a place to offer this type of sauna in my area...other types may work but have not tried them so I cannot say
Julie

North Wales, PA

#32 Nov 24, 2012
Bought a couch a couple of years ago and definitely react to it. If lay on it too long, will get a sore throat, headache etc. so dont sit on it without a throw on it. Believe it is thw synthetic fabric on the couch. However talked to a professor/friend who teaches at an university where theyve done studies because of people having reactions to fabrics. He said i could be reacting to the fabric or the cushions due to chemicals ie formaldihyde being used now in the finishing of the furniture. Hesitating replacing the couch because so not want to buy another piece and have the same issues. So maggie could have been reacting to the couch she was sitting on! I also am sensitive to petroleum based products (maybe they r in the couch materials too.?) I just put on a memory foam top thing on my bed tonight, laid on it for a half hour and was def having a reaction. Googled memory foam and it said memory foam basically made of petroleum. So i bet a lot of these reactions are from all these unnatural items being used in our furniture! Been very frustrating.
Anais

Grand Rapids, MI

#33 Feb 21, 2013
Okay, I basically have the same thing except I'm at college. My break outs only seemed to happen when I stopped taking my birth control pills so my doctor said chuck the placebos bc that was it. Well I'm back at school now and I'm almost positive its the school. I would hang out in the lounge, go to bed and itch all night. I've cleaned my sheets and don't get under my covers unless I have showered and changed clothes. I've been back at school for about two week and upon sitting at my dorms front desk I am itching up a storm while typing this. I don't think they clean the furniture with anything so that cant be it. And the furniture is pleather no fabric at all so nothing is soaking inot my clothes I just get itchy once I sit on anything I havent cleaned. Also, let's say I buy brand new sheets and wash them, I get pimples and I NEVER get aacne, so i just keep my old sheets that my skin is used to but what could cause the itching...please help
ASN

Brampton, Canada

#34 Mar 8, 2013
I bought microfibre bedsheets from Cosco. It is soft and satiny but when I sleep on it,I wake up with strep throat and runny nose.As soon as I took off the sheets, I am ok.
The label says "from China" and I think they sprayed something on it to protect it while it was shipped and that is causing allergic reaction.Maybe I am wrong.
Terrie

Parsippany, NJ

#35 Mar 9, 2013
Anais wrote:
Okay, I basically have the same thing except I'm at college. My break outs only seemed to happen when I stopped taking my birth control pills so my doctor said chuck the placebos bc that was it. Well I'm back at school now and I'm almost positive its the school. I would hang out in the lounge, go to bed and itch all night. I've cleaned my sheets and don't get under my covers unless I have showered and changed clothes. I've been back at school for about two week and upon sitting at my dorms front desk I am itching up a storm while typing this. I don't think they clean the furniture with anything so that cant be it. And the furniture is pleather no fabric at all so nothing is soaking inot my clothes I just get itchy once I sit on anything I havent cleaned. Also, let's say I buy brand new sheets and wash them, I get pimples and I NEVER get aacne, so i just keep my old sheets that my skin is used to but what could cause the itching...please help
Are you eating anything different at school? This could be a food allergy...or if there are plants around the school that you are allergic to...Hard to say since you will not always know what's in the air.
Tammi

Wolfville, Canada

#36 May 21, 2013
We recently purchased 2 new microfiber sofas. First time ever having NEW furniture and since then, my eyes have been super red and super itchy. I saw a doctor because I thought I had an eye infection, but he said it was allergies. I have never had this symptom before. The sofas were sprayed prior to arriving here with "Magi-seal" which is a stain guard. I live in Canada and think they were manufactured here. Anyone else have this symptom?
Shelley

White Salmon, WA

#37 May 26, 2013
My husband and I both have experienced the hives, redness, swelling and itching after purchasing a new sofa. He went to dermatologist told it was reaction to a long list of chemicals. I've had couch eco-cleaned and has lessened to some degree but not entirely. Seems to be a delayed reaction for me - symptoms show up about 2 days after exposure. It's been about 5 months since we got it. I'm going to start trying to get store we bought it from to take it back and give us credit. What I don't see in any of these posts, is if people have tried to return their furniture and what success anyone has had with that. Any stories to share?
Beth

Dayton, OH

#38 Jun 12, 2013
You know....you can become allergic to something overnight. Your body just gives up the fight. It screams out, I can't do it anymore. The point being that you need to start eliminating other things in your world. One thing at a time. You will figure it out, just don't assume it is not something that you have been doing for years. If you already have allergies you are prone to develop more.
Beth

Dayton, OH

#39 Jun 12, 2013
First time ever having NEW furniture.
All carpet, cupboards, furniture etc contain massive amounts of different chemicals. I started a job a couple of months ago and my eyes were just terrible. They were watery and itching. I am allergic to make-up so I assumed at first that it was that. Next day I wore no make-up. I wasn't there ten minutes and my eyes were unbearable. I had noticed that they had put in new commercial carpet through-out the very large building. I was reacting to the chemicals in the carpet. I do not have that job anymore.
Beth

Dayton, OH

#40 Jun 12, 2013
The itching around your breast just happens to be something I researched in depth. Here is what I found out. It can be a type of breast cancer, that is the serious side. The other options were, it is just itching. I used cortizone ointment, the best thing I have found for any itch, including mosquito bites. I had to use it twice a day for weeks and the itching finally went away. It has been more than a year and has not come back.
Rynnie

Fremont, CA

#41 Sep 12, 2013
ASN wrote:
I bought microfibre bedsheets from Cosco. It is soft and satiny but when I sleep on it,I wake up with strep throat and runny nose.As soon as I took off the sheets, I am ok.
The label says "from China" and I think they sprayed something on it to protect it while it was shipped and that is causing allergic reaction.Maybe I am wrong.
I bought some Microfiber sheets from Wal-Mart and have washed them several times in hot water but every time I put them on my bed I wake up that night or the next morning itching uncontrollably. I am starting to wonder if some kind of chemical was put on them (most of everything in Wal Mart comes from China).

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