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Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 2:16am
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My girlfriend's DH is actually allergic to Tide. She has to use Sunlight. She knows that Tide is superior and when it was on sale a couple of months ago, she did stock up. She thought she could sneak it by her husband because she does a double rinse, but no!
I think it's possible for some people simply be react to products whether they have allergens that we're aware we have in them or not.
I know most often I can't buy fragranced laundry detergent. I had bought a really small bag of IGA store brand to tide me over until I got my Sears detergent. Well, the smell of it. Not only did I double rinse, I double washed! I just could not stand the smell and I knew that if I couldn't, I'd probably end up having to take an antihistamine or end up with a migraine because of it.
I did receive some sort of response back from Sears, if you can call it that. I have to look for a product number on the box for them to help me not. No response from Colgate Palmolive yet. Then, someone mentioned above that they had called re Palmolive Dish Detergent. I have the same question to ask.
I do believe that this may affecting us in ways that we don't recognize/realize. For example, even though I love the smells of some air fresheners, I've always considered them "toxic" and I know that they're not good for asthmatic children. So, I don't use them. However, I'm wondering if we do use products with any fragrance if we should follow-up on all of them.
I think we probably should go through all of our cleaning supplies, just as we have recently done with our cosmetics and toiletries and try to determine if they are safe or not. Now, as you all know, my list of cleaning supplies would be limited, but there are some other people posting here (and under Housecleaning - the Good, Bad and Ugly) that may have a rather extensive list to check.
Just thinking is all.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 3:58am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I've been meaning to post this for a few days now - sorry I just got around to it now.
Fragrance allergy is becoming more and more common, especially in children. The P & G representative mentioned 300 different ingredients in the fragrance of their product. I'm not surprised to hear about all the reactions to it.
Here is a Fragrance Allergy website, which list the most common fragrance allergens (hopefully you can find out if these allergens are included as ingredients in your cleaning product). Using the perfume and dye-free products definitely seems to be the best bet for anyone affected by this. Here is the link:
Hope this helps - nothing is more frustrating than trying to get to the bottom of something that's causing your child misery.
blackmoss - your idea with the blanket coming between Stephen and all comers is a good idea. Aside from that, DON'T HOLD THE BABY may be your only option. If people don't understand that by simply holding him, they could cause him and you 24 hours (or more) of misery, then tell them you'll be sure to keep them up to date on his condition, at any hour of the night that he starts scratching and crying. A few 3 am phone calls oughta nip the "grabbers" in the bud. They simply can't hold him - they need to get over it, or change their detergent to "fragrance free"! Good luck - I checked out your home page, and I can see why everyone wants to hold him - he's adorable! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 4:45am
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I also am bothered by smells alot. The fragrances of multiple things gives me headaches and me makes me sneeze continuosly. It sometimes surprises me how much the fragrance does irritate my body. I hate walking through department stores to get into the mall because I always have to go throught the perfume/cologne section. Oh my head is pounding just thinking about it.

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 5:49am
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Joined: 09/07/2000 - 09:00

Hello, regarding the Proctor & Gamble issue regarding their usage of Peanut Oil, I contacted them by email today and got a reply that only the Downy Enhancer Spray had peanut oil in it and that they are working on taking this out of this item. But they didn't touch on the subject that their other products are being produced in the same production plants what do we do about that. Both of my sons are peanut allergic and this really is of concern to me as I use both Tide and Downy and my sons allergies have only increased every year even though I thoroughly keep them away from any peanut or peanut oil products.

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 11:03am
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Joined: 08/03/2000 - 09:00

Wow, how could so many inquisitive, diligent and concerned people be ignorant of fragrance. About 90% of perfume contain nuts or nut oil. Every scented item you see presents danger for the PA/TA. From candles, air fresheners, tissue, soaps, shampoo/conditioner to yes, fabric softener. Not meaning to nener nener but in one of my earliest posts mentioned I welted when walking past a home that was using scented softeners. These are airborne reactions my allergist has noted I have, for over 30 years.

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 11:26am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Don't worry Pester - no nener nener taken! It was brought up earlier in the thread - why didn't we think of laundry detergent?! Trust me, the impression I got, is we're all kicking ourselves now. Sometimes ya can't see the forest for the trees, ya know? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/14/2001 - 1:05pm
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Joined: 11/30/2015 - 09:59

P and G stated no Peanut products, but what about any other nuts, or did I miss something?

Posted on: Thu, 03/15/2001 - 4:12am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

vic - I don't think nut oils were questioned (anyone?). I think the consensus is, that if you stay away from any product with fragrance in it, you'll be safe.
I know this doesn't answer your question - did anyone else ask about other nut oils?

Posted on: Thu, 03/15/2001 - 12:36pm
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Joined: 11/11/1999 - 09:00

I am very pleased with the response of P & G. I had no idea there were that many components to a fragrance. It just made it hit home for me that why do we need to be mucking everything up with all that extra stuff? When this thread first came up I went out and bought all fragrance free new detergent and I am going to stick with it. I am of the opinion that using a fragrance free line would simplify things for me.

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2001 - 3:43am
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Joined: 07/20/2000 - 09:00

I'm sorry I just can't beleive this,I am calling today just to see what they tell me. I'm in tears right now, just when I was thinking I was doing so good. And now this I use all of this stuff!!!


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