Severe Allergic Reaction To Suavitel Liquid

by Tim Muster
(Madison, IN)

Several readers have experienced allergies to Suavitel fabric softener, and below they've shared their stories.

Tim says:

I broke out in the worst case of hives after my girlfriend washed our clothes and blankets in this product.


I continue to be covered everyday by these hives because we cannot get the softener out of our clothing and blankets.

I am literally covered from head to toe in these hives.

My palms and the bottom of my feet get covered, my face, arms and throat swell really bad.

I've been to the hospital several times for allergy shots (steroids) and have spent over a hundred dollars on medication for this.

We have re-washed everything at least five times to try and get this stuff out. NO LUCK!!!

We're gonna have to throw all of our clothes, sheets and blankets away so I won't continue to break out in these hives. They make me very ill and the medication for them is no better.

Very bad side effects!!! THE WORST CASE OF HIVES EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Taylor says:

Tim, I'm sorry to hear this. I do hope you feel better soon.

It can be difficult to completely remove the smell and lingering effects of liquid fabric softener from fabrics, because the oils coat everything so thoroughly.

Has anyone else had an allergic reaction from this product? If so, was it the liquid or dryer sheets version, and what scent were you using? You can share your review or experience here.

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Suavitel Fabric Softener Caused Hives And Now I Can't Wash It Out

by Debra
(NY)

Debra says:

I have a terrible case of hives from this fabric softener and can't get it out of my clothing.

Anyone know what I can do to wash it out?

We have tried rewashing our clothes numerous times and it's not working.

My hives are out of control.

Taylor says:

Debra, sorry to hear about this.

You're not the first person to complain either about an allergic reaction, or to share the difficulties in removing the product's scent from your clothes. (see above)

Unfortunately, the only advice I have is to keep rewashing. I would suggest washing in the hottest water possible, along with a heavy-duty laundry detergent that is tough on grease and oils, perhaps Wisk.

You may even want to let the clothing soak in the hot water for a while.

These softeners are made with oils, which coat the fabric's fibers, and heat is a good way to dissolve such oils, and then have a detergent that grabs it away before it redeposits.

You may also want to try extra rinses.

Does anyone else have any suggestions?

I've answered this question as part of the laundry questions section of the site. Come check out what else I've already answered, or ask your own question.

Further, if you've used this fabric softener I'd love to hear how it has worked for you, good or bad. You can share your own review here, or read others that have already been submitted.

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Comments for Suavitel Fabric Softener Caused Hives And Now I Can't Wash It Out

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We are having the same issue with the new Fast Dry Suavitel!
by: Anonymous

We are having the same issue with the New Fast Dry Suavitel. My husband has hives from head to toe and nothing is stopping it. I have washed everything and he is still continuing to break out very bad from head to toe.

made me itch everywhere!
by: Paula

This softener makes me itch everywhere. I do not usually have sensitivity to anything. It took me quite a while to narrow it down by eliminating everything one at a time. I switch around according to what's on sale. I rewashed everything and my skin is calming down. But the hives under my arms and behind my neck are still itching me like crazy. Be careful everyone.

Just plain terrible
by: Anonymous

Same here. This stuff is awful! I've been going through hell because of this stuff. This company should at least put a warning label on this product.

Hives here too
by: Anonymous

I loved the smell of the yellow one and for months I have been struggling on and off again with hives and realizing this is the culprit!

Suavitel Misery
by: Ginny

After using Suavitel liquid softener I have been covered with a rash and bumps. My throat was sore and had trouble swallowing - also my lymph nodes were sore for days. I have never had a reaction to any laundry detergent or softener and have been around for 60 years! I was trying to determine where this condition originated and was shocked that others have had the same reaction. Why is this product on store shelves??

Sunshine Liquid
by: Long Island

I used the liquid sunshine before, never had an issue. Last 3 days after using it a week or so ago I have broken out with a hot itchy rash on upper arms and lower legs.

Not 100% it's this product just yet, but if you're sensitive beware.

Same issue
by: Anonymous

Same, massive allergic reaction to this stuff. Rash everywhere. Will throw this away.

Wash with dish soap
by: Martha

Wash your clothes in Dawn dish soap non-chlorine bleach, it will take out the oils. I use about 2 TBS. PER FULL LOAD.

Huge break out
by: CC

I never knew a fabric softener could damage your skin so back until it happen to me. I am in so much pain and I can't hardly sleep from all the itching and burning of my skin. This has taught me a lesson and I will never use anything other than Downy again. It may smell good but it's very damaging. With all the out breaks they should reconsider making it more hypoallergenic. I'm shocked no one have sued them for this. Hope everyone can overcome this ordeal, it's so painful.

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