allegic to a comforter??????

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allegic to a comforter??????
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 12:10pm

oh yeah, big time!!!

dh and i went shopping on saturday and bought new comforters for the beds. well, i put one on and went about my day. that night dh was watching something that i didn't want to see so went in the bedroom to read.

all of a sudden my eyes started burning, my throat closed up and my upper lip started swelling. dh said stick it in the dryer and i did with a dryer sheet, then put it back on the bed. did not help at all, so i washed it and dried it. still kept swelling. then i yanked it off the bed and took a massive amount of benedryl.

well, my throat is back to normal as is my upper lip. the comforter is in the front bedroom and sophie has claimed it as her bed, lol.

guess i will go to the store later in the week and see if i can find one that i'm not allergic to. and that was my weekend, lol.

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Registered: 06-15-2002
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 2:37pm
That's really crazy! No, haven't had that happen to me. TG!
There is a website that has special non-allergenic comforters. I can look it up for you if you are interested.
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 3:13pm

i have never had anything like this happen before, sis.

i've thought about googling and see what i can find around here.

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Registered: 06-30-1999
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 7:26pm
that is horrible Ellen, hope u can find u a new one that u are not allergic to.
joan
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 8:54pm

Yikes!

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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 9:23pm
Ellen, was it a feather or goose down duvet? Or man made materials. I know If my down duvet is not well encased I break out in hives. Same with the down pillows, everything has to have its special covers and slip cases.
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 9:41pm
I have been there, as I have very sensitive skin and am prone to lots of skin allergens.
I had an upholstered chair in our living room that I was alergic to - had to cover it with a sheet till I could replace it. I can't tolerate fabric with lycra/spandex/elastic. It doesn't affect my breathing but it does cause me to break out in hives...Had a beautiful Christmas sweater that had a metalic gold thread going through it - it was disaster.

FYI, you'll also need to watch the fabric content of sheets and blankets.
100% cotton will be your friend.
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Mon, 10-10-2011 - 10:21pm
Ellen,

So sorry your going thur this. But what kind of batting was used? That could be it or the fabric was used for the outer covering? I'm having a allergic reaction to something. My eyes are all blood shot (it looks like I've been on a 5 night drunk) I went in for a pre-employment UA/breatheizor test, the nurse took 1 look at my eyes & suggested I wait a couple of days. I had presc eye drop med w/me. I went ahead & did both of them. Breathozer .000, so no all nighter for Sam.
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 09-16-1999
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 6:07am

My son had a reaction to the sizing in a comfortor one time, but after I had it dry-cleaned, the problem went away.

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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 6:45am

filly,

i would not have bought it if it was feathers as i know i am allergic to them. i'm thinking it has to be the dye.

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Tue, 10-11-2011 - 6:47am

i hear ya deb. i went through all the allergy tests twice and have a whole list of stuff i'm allergic to. never thought it would be a comforter though, lol.

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