Charlie's soap, rash, stress...??? thoughts please!
I posted this over in the home decorating forum but someone suggested i try here also.... thoughts please? Thanks in advance!
This is somewhat off topic but awhile back i posted a thread about natural detergents. I ended up buying Charlie's Soap (powder). I've probably washed 10 loads now with it. My clothes feel soft. I was loving it.
Yesterday morning i was making the bed and my arm had an itch. (at this point i had nothing to eat or drink yet) Of course i scratched it and noticed i had two little white bump and the area around it turned red from scratching. I assumed i was bit by something and carried on my business. It went away. Couple of hours later on the other arm i got a couple bumps, it was itchy, i scratched, it went away.
We had company for the first time at our new house yesterday. I'll say that i've never entertained guests at a house or cooked for them. So this was an interesting experience for the DH and myself. I was calling my Mom asking what time i should start making this and what time i should put this in the oven etc. etc.
Company came, we all ate, visited, and they left. Later on in the afternoon DH and I were watching a movie and both my arms (this is the inside by the way..and i had t shirts on in the morning and all day. so my arms weren't really touching anything.) got all itchy and bumpy. An hour or so later it went away. This went on the rest of the evening. Before i went to bed it was my knee. I didn't have any problems sleeping but as soon as my feet hit the floor this morning i was scratching my left arm, my stomach. And i'm currently sitting here itchy right now.
DH acts like i'm making a big deal out of nothing. He told me it was a heat rash. My Dad thinks it's the detergent and my Mom was saying it was possibly 'stress' from having company. I didn't really feel stressed. A little uptight but i wouldn't call it stressed there's been much bigger issues in the past. I will say i found out the other day my Dad has to have basil cell skin cancer cut off his face in two different spots....
I don't have any allergies. Don't take any medications. I was a real big coke drinker. 3-4 sodas a day. I haven't had any since last tues. So my sugar intake has been significantly decreased. Can't imagine that would impact this either. Not real into going to the doctors. I'll wait it out first. Don't like being a guinea pig for the fda. I really don't want to think it's the detergent. It's natural for cryin out loud! I was using perfumey downy before!!!