Victoria's Secret sweater made me sick!
Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:12 PM
I bought a cowl neck sweater and a sweater dress from VS online, the only reason why I bought the sweater was that it was on sale for $13 (I figured it was a great price and I can never have enough sweaters). When I opened the bag I noticed that it smelled a bit and I did figure that it was the preservative on the wool (I'm a toxicologist so I know that most garments are treated) but I've never had really sensitive skin so I didn't think twice about it (and of course I never wash anything before wearing it like they say you should, I never had a problem before). I wore the sweater all day Thursday, no problem.
The next morning I woke up and everywhere that the sweater had touched was covered in bright red bumps and little blisters!!! Worst was my neck and face (since it was a cowl neck), it was like someone burned my skin and it blistered and then became super scaly! It's still all crusty today (sorry TMI) and the spots are still there! I've been miserable all weekend because I'm so itchy and look like a freak, lol. I've been using benadryl, hydrocortisone and calamine lotion but it's only improved a little. I even had a low grade fever on Saturday, I'm assuming since my immune system is going so crazy. I talked to a friend who's a Dr and she said it's contact dermatitis and I just need to keep doing what I'm doing.
I know that there were lawsuits against their bras being treated with a formaldehyde preservative a few years ago, looks like it may not only be the bras!
Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:38 PM
you should contact them and let them know for sure.
Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:40 PM
Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:41 PM
Posted 19 October 2009 - 07:00 PM
Posted 19 October 2009 - 07:03 PM
Definitely let them know and take photos of what it looks like just in case!!
Posted 19 October 2009 - 07:37 PM
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