Hmanm 2015-12-08 13:45:19
Is it possible to be allergic to shampoo? I recently moved away from
home and thought I used the same shampoo, Pantene. However, I just
found out from my cousin at my house today, it’s slightly different.
The bottle has different color markings on it. I used to use the purple
one and now I use the blue bottle one.
I’ve had conjunctavitis for the past month and been to to the doctor
twice which refered me to an optalmologist at the hospital. I’ve
received 3 different kinds of antibiotic eyedrops, and an allergy
eyedrop to no avail. My eyes have been looked at thoroughly through
magnification devices and had my eyes dialated and everthing. The only
abnormal thing was that my corneas had divits in them. However, during
the last appt, I happened to remember that my eyes get really itchy in
the shower. I never thought much of it because I thought it was just
water getting in my eyes or something. The optamologist asked if I had
switched shampoos and I answered no becaust I thought I had not.
However, I was curious last night and bought a different kind of shampoo
and tried it to see what happens. My eyes didn’t itch afterwards and my
eyes seemed to clear up a bit in the morning.
Is there a such thing as allergy to shampoo? I’ve never had anything
like this happen before. I have hayfever, but it typically only makes
my eyes watery and a bit reddish, but never for a month at a time. The
doctors seem as stumped as I am…
Joan marie ver 2015-12-08 13:45:23
Yes, a lot of people are allergic to shampoo. It’s also possible to be
allergic to soap. There’s really only one soap, Cetaphil, that I can
Thomas mueller 2015-12-08 13:45:40
Excerpt from Hmanm
Look for the list of ingredients on the label: a Pandora’s box of things you
might possibly be allergic or sensitive to. One ingredient, “fragrance”, can
be any of a wide range of industrial byproducts, a polite term for industrial
Your message was the last in my last news download, but there will likely be
other responses before I next get on the Internet to post this message. Some
may suggest multiple chemical sensitivities (newsgroup alt.support.mcs).
Susan3187 2015-12-08 13:45:56
If you’re having a reaction in the shower only, is it possible that something
else is different? Cleaners used in the bathroom, for example? (I notice that
some leave a smell for some time). Just a thought.
Allergy 2015-12-08 13:46:21
Or, could it be something in the water supply? Here in Ottawa,
Ontario, the city adds chlorine and other stuff to the municipal
water supply. Some people have had luck using shower heads with
carbon filters in ’em to get at least some of the additives out.