I found myself doing a search this morning to see if it was possible that Kleenex Cool Touch initiated my, somewhat extreme, allergic reaction yesterday. I'm getting over the flu and yesterday was my first full 24 hours without fever. The preceding 4-5 days, I had fever, cough and slight runny nose but no real severe congestion or nasal symptoms. A very sweet friend dropped me off some things the night before - Kleenex, soup, magazines, etc. I opened up both boxes and started using them throughout the day. My eyes began to get red, teary and were sensitive to light, I started sneezing, my nose started running like a faucet while simultaneously, I became so congested, I couldn't breathe. Having just come off another illness, at first I thought perhaps I was coming down with something else until I realized that the symptoms were so dramatic that it seemed more like an allergic reaction and I began to analyze my day. After some consideration of other culprits, I removed the tissues and isolated myself in my bedroom to see if the symptoms subsided - they did, completely! Now, this is not scientific research, but I'm headed back into my living room this morning to eliminate any other possible sources of allergens by vacuuming and cleaning, but I have no intention of adding Kleenex Cool Touch back into household - at least for now. I will let you know if I do attempt to reintroduce what I suspect to be the culprit, and the outcome.View Thread
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