Weird Allergic Reaction?
terrie

Parsippany, NJ

#42 Sep 12, 2013
Rynnie wrote:
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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).
You will have to stop using them for a while to get the itch to stop...it took almost two months after I stopped using my blanket for the rash to go away.
Barbara

Toronto, Canada

#43 Sep 16, 2013
Tammi wrote:
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?
I had my new furniture treated with Magi Seal on Aug. 23/13 and within a few days I started to get hives and welts and they were extremely itchy. Over a few weeks they got worse and then I started to have difficulty breathing and had to use asthma inhalers. Unfortunately I didn't connect these symptoms to the Magi Seal until a couple of days ago when the rash was so bad on the back of my legs and back that I saw the pattern of the rash coincided with where I sit on the couch. So I covered the couch with bed sheets and since then no rash but still difficulty breathing. Today I covered everything I had treated and I called Zucora to see if they can help by perhaps steam cleaning the furniture to weaken the solution. I was told that someone will call me back but that I should have my doctor test me for allergies to the solution involved. I live in Toronto.
terrie

Parsippany, NJ

#44 Sep 16, 2013
Barbara wrote:
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I had my new furniture treated with Magi Seal on Aug. 23/13 and within a few days I started to get hives and welts and they were extremely itchy. Over a few weeks they got worse and then I started to have difficulty breathing and had to use asthma inhalers. Unfortunately I didn't connect these symptoms to the Magi Seal until a couple of days ago when the rash was so bad on the back of my legs and back that I saw the pattern of the rash coincided with where I sit on the couch. So I covered the couch with bed sheets and since then no rash but still difficulty breathing. Today I covered everything I had treated and I called Zucora to see if they can help by perhaps steam cleaning the furniture to weaken the solution. I was told that someone will call me back but that I should have my doctor test me for allergies to the solution involved. I live in Toronto.
If the cushions come off the couch your best bet might be to put the cushions outside in the sunlight everyday for like a week. The sun and the outside air seem to "burn off" a lot of chemicals. Many furniture items have a lot of toxic chemicals even before treating them. Best of luck!
Barbara

Toronto, Canada

#45 Sep 16, 2013
terrie wrote:
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If the cushions come off the couch your best bet might be to put the cushions outside in the sunlight everyday for like a week. The sun and the outside air seem to "burn off" a lot of chemicals. Many furniture items have a lot of toxic chemicals even before treating them. Best of luck!
I'll try that Terrie. Thanks for the suggestion.
gosh

Corpus Christi, TX

#46 Oct 14, 2013
wow may have finally found the source of itchiness on my couch.. it too is microfiber from walmart.. had it about 4 years and just started doing this maybe 6 months ago.. it helped when i tried cleaning it but it came back.. going to try putting a cover on it.. if that doesn't work it's gotta go..
Aline

Rego Park, NY

#47 Jan 6, 2014
Judy wrote:
About 10 days ago I got a small itchy spot on my chest and I put aveno on it. I thought I got bit at night by a spider or something. Then I started to feel all itchy, so I figured I had an allergic reaction to a bug bit. I started to scratch it and before I knew it, it was all over my body. I took oatmeal baths with ebson salts, tried itch x, lanacane, aveno, and bentryl at night. It only got worse. I went to the doctors and she said it was an allergic reaction to soap, lotion or clothes. I haven't changed anything in years. I have never been allergic to anything buy eye shadow on my eyes that lasted 6 or so years. On occasion I feel I get allergies but never had them before. I also found out from the doctor not to use hot water only cool or luke warm. My mistake. I am rewashing everything and taking the medicine the doctor prescibed orally and to put on my skin. But it is weird how I got it! The only other thing I noticed is that I was having allergies the week or so prior to this although I didn't take anything for it. Who knows maybe as you get older in your 40's your body becomes more allergic to things?
Is not The 40's. I'm 29 And The same exact thing happen to me 2 days ago. Started with one bite looking bump and now is all over my body. Most affected areas are my legs, the back os my knees and my arms around my armpit. I'm totally freaking out, the itchy and scratch is driving me bananas. I'm used to having a mild itchy here and there from my regular alergy to soap. But I'm doing everything my doctor told me. Nothing has changed. Non of my creams are working for this. Yesterday I took 2 Benadryl and it got a little less intense but is all back today. It feel worse then before the Benadryl.
Lilianne from Toronto

Toronto, Canada

#48 Mar 14, 2014
I bought a couch from the Brick made of microfiber and after about 10 minute sitting on it my arms and back of my legs turn red and iching like crazy. So told them to take it back and they did So I went to Lazy Boy and bought a fabric one from them. I could smell some kind of chemical coming from it so I could not sit on it for very long until I can't stand it anymore and go watch tv in my bedroom. I been leaving the window open a bit to see if it would go away. I'm freezing in my living room but the smell is still there. Now for about a week and a half I've been sitting on it more and now my arms and the back of my legs have hives that will not go away. Also my nose is running all the time. I called Lazy Boy and they are going to wash the couch for me, hope it takes off the Magiseal off and I can use my very expensive couch. It took me over a year to save for this couch
marion

New Orleans, LA

#49 May 21, 2014
Recently bought microfiber sheets and they gave me a rash and I cant stop itching. I am using an ointment praying this itch leaves soon. I also purchased a comforter made of microfiber. I cant return the sheets or, comforter because they have been used. The only thing I am left with is an itch.
Tammy Brewer

Branson, MO

#50 May 30, 2014
Has anyone ever had this reaction to a microfiber pillow? I tend to "cuddle" my pillows. About 2 years ago we purchased one of the expensive microfiber pillows.I have thought and been told up till now that I have eczema.I get the shots and still feel so itchy that it drives me crazy. I also have microfiber mattress toppers but they do not bother me. They are encased really well though.My itching is mostly my hands and lately my lower face, neck and upper body. HELP
Paul Zinger

Erie, PA

#52 Jun 13, 2014
In January of this year, I began developing itching welts on my back, arms and backs of my legs. After getting a shot at doctors office and using hydrocortisone cream, the welts are somewhat under control, but keep coming back. I've tried to think of everything that could possibly be causing this without a good conclusion, until this. For Christmas, I got a new recliner (popular, well known name brand). Shortly after that, I realized the rashes and itching began. I googled "furniture fabric allergies" and got a real eye opener.
Marian

Beaverton, OR

#53 Jun 29, 2014
I slept on a Microfiber Pillow and felt like I couldn't breath. I thought if was a feather pillow by the way my reaction was. As soon as I took the pillows off the bed and used something else to lay my head on the congested, unable to breath feeling and beginning nasal congestion went away. According to the hotel I stayed at they were brand new pillows. I'm wondering if the treatment they use on the Microfibers is what bothered me??
Mike in Toronto

Collingwood, Canada

#54 Aug 12, 2014
Bought a microfiber blanket from Walmart. Minutes after touching it my eyes bugged out like I was in contact with a thousand cats. Though this can't be possible, so repeated it after washing and drying it -- exact same reaction. Returned blankets to Walmart. I'm a naturopathic doctor and have never seen such a strong allergic reaction. China is doing something to these blankets with chemicals or they are laced with dust mites.
Terrie

Kenitra, Morocco

#55 Aug 20, 2014
sympathize, sad story. You should see doctor as soon as you can, no matter which one (family doctor or an allergy specialist or a Dermatologist).
i suffer from allergy to cats. Periactin helps me from itch, i always purchase it online http://allergies.comprendrechoisir.com/compre...
Mike

Kenitra, Morocco

#56 Aug 20, 2014
In January of this year, I began developing itching welts on my back, arms and backs of my legs. After getting a shot at doctors office and using hydrocortisone cream, the welts are somewhat under control, but keep coming back. I've tried to think of everything that could possibly be causing this without a good conclusion, until this. For Christmas, I got a new recliner (popular, well known name brand). Shortly after that, I realized the rashes and itching began. I googled "furniture fabric allergies" and got a real eye opener.
http://www.myjourneywithallergy.com/allergy-t...
Jack

Kenitra, Morocco

#57 Sep 20, 2014
Have you checked out http://www.myjourneywithallergy.com/ ? There is a product called Humaworm that people talk about there that may help.
Bobby

Palm Harbor, FL

#58 Sep 21, 2014
Connie wrote:
I have the same problem and I have a new couch and I am not allergic to anything. I am fine when I am away from that couch - no itching at all. But in the evening, when I sit on that couch, all I do is itch. It is mico-fiber, too. I have 2 futons that are micro-fiber and they don't bother me at all. This couch must have some kind of mites in it... but how do I get rid of them.
I had the same problem. Went to the Dr and I had scabies
Dia

Dothan, AL

#59 Dec 18, 2014
Same Here wrote:
I am not sure what is going on with my random outbreaks. My symptons are exactly as you discribed except I always feel like something is crawling on me but mostly the upper area around my breast and under Im still trying to figure this out. I have done or eaten anything that I havent been.
Could be bed bugs! They come out while your sleeping!
Dia

Dothan, AL

#60 Dec 18, 2014
Bobby wrote:
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I had the same problem. Went to the Dr and I had scabies
My husband got those while working out of town from the hotel beds!
Carjoy

United States

#61 Dec 31, 2014
I am having the same problem and its evertimr I sit on my microphiber sectional couch. Itching burning crawling feeling all over me. Starts in the legs and works it way up to arms stomack even the outtet part of private area.(The hair area)..I'm going really nuts. No matter what I put on itces me, its so crazy and have
e never had allergies before.I've had this couch for several yes. But maybe the scotchguard wares off and now its plain microphiber, I don't know. I am seeing a dermatologist on the 6th of Jan. If anyone has any ideas please let us know..thank u very concerned.
djj51

Richmond, VA

#62 Feb 21, 2015
Strange. I purchases a set of cotton sheets from Walmart last week. I brought them home, washed them and put them on my bed. Two days later I started getting a rash on my arms and legs. The next day my rash was spreading and getting worse. Last night while trying to fall asleep I realized the places where I have the rashes are in the exact spots where I usually have the most contact with my sheets as I lay in my bed. I jumped up, changed my bed back to my old sheets and this morning the rash is starting to leave. China must be treating fabrics with some powerful chemicals. These sheets were cotton and were washed before using and they still had enough chemicals in them to cause a rash. No more Walmart sheets for me.

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