Theresa and Krista and otheres - I forgot to ask (Theresa) I got my CARD list from the specialist. Is there a way to get it without seeing the doctor. I know it is a database maintained by the mayo clinic? As far as how many people are allergic to formaldehyde it is less than 2% of the population. Anyone who wants to contact me is welcome. As I am sure all of you have guessed, manufacturers know about this increasing sensitivity. It is a matter of the almighty dollar. Thanks, RebeccaView Thread
Hi Krista and others- I too am glad to find others who suffer from this life altering allergy. As I mentioned above I have allergies to 3 other chemicals. It is very hard to find anything online but you will find some additional info looking for MCS or multiple chemical sensitivities. Krista as far as the formaldehyde there is no escaping it. I will tell you some of the things I have learned. All new clothes, suitecases, furniture, mattresses have formaldehyde. You must take someone shopping with you or wear gloves to touch clothes. I buy everything I want to even try on and try it on at home and immediately jump in shower. It absolutely sux. There is alot of formaldehyde in new homes and especially wood products. Treated wood for decks also. There is a reason why you will never have to stain it again. I saw a specialist and there are less than 50 in the whole country who treat this. You should put new clothes in the trunk on the way home and if they will be in car for awhile. Also search for "wake up and smell the formaldehyde" i think it is organiclothings blog.com but that phrase will get it. I am going to put my aol email out here. I am phasing it out anyway but go ahead and contact me and I will give you my new one and phone numbers. I want to try to bring some national attention to this. I wish I could get Dr. Oz. I have written but there is limited space and you can't attach and pictures. My eyes are the only things that break out and it has ruined them. I would give anything for it to be elsewhere on my body. The lady who suggested Cetaphil, it is a good priduct but contains accrylates. Krista my email is email@example.com . I hope to hear from you soon.
I am having a terrible time with my formaldehyde allergies. I also have allergies to Isothiazolinone, Thimerosol, Acrylates and all their synonyms, derivates and componesnt. Less than 2% of the population have these allergies. Please! There has to be other people out there. Help!View Thread