Is there any other myloters out there allergic to Tide detergent?

United States
December 9, 2009 2:52pm CST
I could not use Tide detergent when I lived at home. My mom used it once on our clothes and I was allergic to it. Well, I thought maybe I grew out of it and it was on sale the other week so I bought a bottle and said I would try it again. Well, I washed our clothes in it and my legs started itching for a couple days. I didn't even really think about the detergent but I kept scratching until I was almost bleeding on my legs and I couldnt' make them stop itching even with using lotion and stuff. I got in the shower this morning and when I got out I had been red welps (sp?) all over me. On my legs, my arms, the tops of my feet, my stomach...everywhere. I called my mom and asked her what Tide used to do to me when I was younger. She said it would make me itch and put big red spots on me. I said well that's what I have now so I guess I still can't use Tide. My husband hasn't been bothered by it but my young son keeps telling me he's itching so I think maybe he might be allergic to it to so no more using Tide detergent in our house. So I was just wondering if anybody else out there is allergic to Tide?
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• United States
9 Dec 09
You may need to switch to a detergent that has unscented and has no colors either. Take some Benadryl to help with the allergic breakout. Also get some topical Benadryl to use directly on your skin. Fortunately for me I am not allergic to Tide. The only problems I have are when the detergent or fabric softener has a heavy floral scent. I get a headache from it.
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@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Dec 09
hi I get to wheezing just walking down the aisle of fabric softeners and I cannot use any except the unscented ones.
• United States
20 Dec 09
This Tide is the one with the Downy in it too. I did get some cream and I switched back to my regular detergent.
@Nameless_ (1181)
• Australia
10 Dec 09
Tide Dertergent? No, I have never heard of it, but some people has different allergies when they are young. You never know, however, and it may pass after a while when you grow older. If you son keeps telling your that he is itching, you might want to use a different detergent and see if the symptom is still there. If not, then that is fine. If it is, however, take him to your local doctor to have him checked. Nameless_
• United States
20 Dec 09
I was the one having more problems with it. I switched back to my regular kind and we seem to be fine now.
10 Dec 09
nope, im not allergic to it ;p. I would hate to be :(
• United States
20 Dec 09
I'm glad you aren't. It's not fun. lol
@daliaj (5689)
• India
10 Dec 09
Oh, no. Tide is my favorite detergent. I have been using Tide for the last five years. I like the smell the powder has which makes it more attractive to me. I also tried other detergent powders, but Tide is the one I am fully statisfied with. First, my Dad got Tide when there was an offer with that. Then only, we realized that it works well with clothes and we keep buying it. This is the first time I heard that somebody is allergic to Tide.
• United States
20 Dec 09
Well, it seems like a lot of others are allergic to it too (from reading other posts on here). I am using All free and clear and I'm better now so I won't be using Tide anymore.
@pillow08 (98)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Our House Help is allergic to Tide detergent, her hands would get itchy and swollen and then the skin would have gashes all over. While on my part, I feel sort of tingly-itchy all over. I thought at first I just getting bitten by unseen insects, so I went to my dermatologist. She suggested we change the detergent to something milder, less perfume, and less bleach content.
• United States
20 Dec 09
Yeah, I am using the All free and clear again. I think I'll just stick with what I know my skin is ok with.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I might be. I tried using it years ago and it made me itch terribly. Not anywhere as bad as you, but it would make me itch just the same. I didn't think it was the brand of detergent though. I just figured that I somehow became allergic to laundry soap. LOL After that I started using perfume and dye free laundry detergent. Actually, I've been using it ever since. Now I don't have that problem anymore, at least not when it comes to the laundry soap. I do get itchy if my showers are too hot though. What can I say, I love my showers hot, especially in the wintertime! LOL Happy mylotting!
• United States
20 Dec 09
Yeah, I switched back to my regular kind which is the All free and clear and it seems to be better now.
@Hatley (164468)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Dec 09
hi sweetgirl you are really allergic to Tide as you broke out in hives.yes me too,not quite as bad as you but it makes me sneeze and itch and get congested and also my throat seems to swell up so I changed to cheer that is free of allergans and thats okay. I had no more problems. my doctor said that a lot of people are allergic to Tide too. I think that Tide is more harsh than a lot of other detergents, so look for those that are perfume free and allergen free as they are out there.
• United States
20 Dec 09
I switched back to my regular detergent and my skin seems to be better now.