There have been an amazing number of people who's shared their Cheer laundry detergent reviews who've had the same problem -- it caused an allergic reaction. Here are some of these reviews. The first is from Casey.
I discovered back in '97 that I am terribly allergic to Cheer.
I had such a bad case of hives at one point the allergist had me taking Benadryl, Allegra and Zyrtec and I still couldn't stop clawing my skin off. The only thing that knocked the hives back was prednisone.
The hives went away when I re-washed all of my and my partner's clothes and bedding with something else.
Thanks Wendy for sharing your review of Cheer detergent.
Yes, laundry detergent can be a significant cause of allergic reactions, especially of the skin, in many people.
If you haven't had a chance to check out my article about laundry detergent allergy symptoms and cures you may want to. It includes an exclusive video interview with a dermatologist who discusses the issue, along with my own suggestions based on research and experience (my son suffers from laundry allergies himself.)
I would be interested to hear from others to know if they've had problems with Cheer detergent in regard to allergy issues. You can tell me in the comments, or you can also share your own Cheer laundry detergent reviews here, or read other reviews of Cheer detergent already submitted.
Of course, using a perfume and dye free version of any laundry detergent, according to the dermatologist I spoke to, helps many people immensely, so there may be a difference between scented and free and clear Cheer. (Here is my list of hypoallergenic laundry detergents available if you are looking for something new to try.)
In addition, each person is individual and what works well for one person may not work for another, so everyone can also share their own laundry detergent reviews here, saying which one works best for you, in regard to allergies, scents, removing stains or anything that is important to you.
Cheer Powder Doesn't Rinse Completely And Causes Me Laundry Allergies
by Chloe Burlington
Chloe has shared her opinions and experiences with Cheer powder detergent.
Cheer doesn't seem to rinse completely out of the laundered clothes.
When using the powder there is a visual residue left on the items after the rinse cycle. I've tried to remedy this by setting my washing machine to go through an additional rinse cycle. This does remove the powdery residue.
However, my skin remains sensitive to the detergent no matter how many rinse cycles I use. I develop an itchy rash after using this detergent. I'm assuming that it's contact dermatitis because it is evident wherever the laundered fabric touches my skin. The reaction is nearly immediate and is quite severe. Lotions don't help at all.
The only way I find relief is to launder everything in a different detergent and rinse everything at least twice.
I've tried this product more than once over the past few years. I clearly shouldn't try it again because nothing seems to change. I end up feeling like I've wasted my time and my money as well as damaging my skin.
Cheer powder detergent does not leave me so cheery.
Thanks Chloe for sharing your review.
You are actually not the first person to tell me that this detergent causes them to experience laundry detergent allergies (see a review above for an example).
However, all of these experiences with detergent allergies with Cheer have occurred with the scented versions. Cheer also has a free and gentle version (click link for a review), so I wonder if this would help, if you want to continue using the brand?
Since several people have now mentioned this issue about allergies I would love to hear from others, sharing if the free and gentle version was OK for them or not, and also if allergies issues are common with this detergent.
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