Discomfort such as skin sensitivity or itchiness that occurs when your skin comes into contact with clothes that have been freshly washed could be related to dyes or fragrances in your laundry detergent or other laundry products like fabric softeners.
Symptoms of skin irritation could include:
- Skin redness
- Dry, scaly or cracked skin
- Burning, stinging or itching
- Sun sensitivity
If you’re experiencing symptoms of sensitive skin you think may be caused by laundry detergent, consider switching to a Sensitive Free & Clear Detergent, such as ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Free & Clear.
If you suspect the problem is beyond skin sensitivity caused by laundry products, consult with your doctor to diagnose the problem and eliminate other potential causes like allergies or a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, and take steps to prevent itchy skin. Be sure to share any symptoms you’re experiencing, along with the situations in which you’ve noticed irritation.