Snuggle Fabric Softener Gave Me A Severe Allergic Reaction
Sarah has shared her experience with Snuggle.
I wish I could post a photo of my face. I've recently had a reaction to Snuggle fabric softener. I've had reactions in the past as well. My eyes were swollen shut!
The soft tissue irritation lasted a week and involved very severe dry skin as well as burning and redness.
If you have children please do not use this product or any fabric softener for that matter. This could contribute to sudden infant death syndrome! Please be careful.
My symptoms of swelling of the face came on suddenly and with very minimal contact. You're advised. Be aware!
Thanks Sarah for sharing your experience, and I hope that you begin to feel better soon.
You make a very good point, which is that anything which is designed to leave a perfumed scent behind can adversely affect some individuals who have allergies to the scents, causing them to have an allergic reaction.
However, the advice carries forward not only for the product you wash your clothes in, but for all the other laundry products you use too, such as fabric softener and dryer sheets too, for example. That's why I've also created a page listing of all the hypoallergenic laundry products here that you can use to find good, scent and dye free products for you.
As for your statement that these scents can cause SIDS I have no personal idea whether this is true or not, not having looked up any scientific studies on the subject.
However, I will say from a common sense perspective it is always a good idea to use non-scented products anywhere a baby comes into contact until you know whether the baby has any allergies or is otherwise adversely affected by scents or dyes, since they can't tell you if they are not feeling well, at least not directly.
Has anyone else had allergic reactions from Snuggle or any other fabric softener? If so, please share your experiences or reviews here, and tell me what you do, if at all, for softening your clothes because of your allergies.
Carol shared her experience with this fabric softener, which made her realize she has a Snuggle allergy.
I am in the process of washing everything over because of the Snuggle fabric softener my husband bought because it was on sale.
Usually, we buy Downy. I believe I was slightly allergic to Downy also, but Snuggle has my right hand almost covered with contact dermatitis.
Also, wherever there was any pressure on the clothes I wore that had been laundered with Snuggle, as in sitting or bending the knees, etc., I had to immediately put some lotion on the area to soothe the insane itching!
I am just glad to have finally figured out it wasn't a food allergy or something that couldn't be fixed by washing laundry over.
We are going to try dryer sheets for sensitive skin now but after reading how toxic the sheets are to little ones and pets, I may not use any softeners!
Sorry to hear that you had such an allergic reaction to Snuggle fabric softener.
Snuggle Also Caused Me To Have An Allergic Reaction
I do not have allergies to scented products but I had a severe reaction to Snuggle.
I bought Snuggle because it was on sale and the same week I bought new bed sheets and washed them and used the Snuggle. Within two days my face was swollen, red and itchy to the point I wanted to scratch it off.
I tried to figure out what was causing it but didn't immediately put the two together. Then I realized the only part of my skin touching the sheets was my face on the pillow!
I changed the pillow case and it started getting better. I re-washed the sheets to get the Snuggle out but as soon as I slept on it again the itching started all over. The scent is so heavy it will take a few washes to get out.
This is the second week and my skin is now healing. I have never experienced a reaction like this before personally but it is not the first time I have heard of a allergic reaction to this product.
Thanks for sharing your experience Tracy, although I'm sorry it was not a good one.
You're right, it isn't the first time I've heard about an allergic reaction to Snuggle Ultra Fabric Softener (see the review above, for an example) either. If you do want to use a fabric softener I would suggest using a hypoallergenic one. I know Snuggle has a free and clear version if you're interested in trying it.
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