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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12420 on: October 15, 2017, 05:11:37 PM »
I have pretty severe allergies and get migraines, but can wear clothes straight out of packaging. Most of my clothing comes from a direct ship online retailer, so it's sealed in a bag and I open it. I did wash the last batch after trying it on due to wrinkling and creases from being folded and packaged.

On the "dirty" part. I also handle cash on occasion, and it is far dirtier than most people realize.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12421 on: October 15, 2017, 05:24:23 PM »
I have pretty severe allergies and get migraines, but can wear clothes straight out of packaging. Most of my clothing comes from a direct ship online retailer, so it's sealed in a bag and I open it. I did wash the last batch after trying it on due to wrinkling and creases from being folded and packaged.

On the "dirty" part. I also handle cash on occasion, and it is far dirtier than most people realize.

Years ago I worked in a cash room...most of my day was spent counting money all day long. I kept getting UTI, after UTI, after UTI with no explanation as to why. Finally the doctor asked what kind of work I did and the lightbulb went off. He told me it was far more important to wash my hands BEFORE using the restroom under the circumstances. Then, my sudden recurrent UTIs stopped.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12422 on: October 15, 2017, 05:49:35 PM »
Many years ago I worked as a bank teller.  I had many, many problems with sinus infections, eczema, and what looked like conjunctivitis.  The eye doctor finally came to the conclusion that I was allergic to the dust thrown off by the money, especially when it went through the counting machines.  I imagine that all the germs from the money only made matters worse.   Allergic to money!  I didn't last too long at that job and, although I still have allergies, I've not had that combination of illnesses since.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12423 on: October 15, 2017, 06:04:16 PM »
I have pretty severe allergies and get migraines, but can wear clothes straight out of packaging. Most of my clothing comes from a direct ship online retailer, so it's sealed in a bag and I open it. I did wash the last batch after trying it on due to wrinkling and creases from being folded and packaged.

On the "dirty" part. I also handle cash on occasion, and it is far dirtier than most people realize.

Years ago I worked in a cash room...most of my day was spent counting money all day long. I kept getting UTI, after UTI, after UTI with no explanation as to why. Finally the doctor asked what kind of work I did and the lightbulb went off. He told me it was far more important to wash my hands BEFORE using the restroom under the circumstances. Then, my sudden recurrent UTIs stopped.

My sister worked as a bank teller in the mall for a while and she had the same problem. It's something not a lot of people think about.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12424 on: October 15, 2017, 06:58:08 PM »
I was a librarian and quit getting UTIs after I started to wash my hands before using the restroom. I also learned to bash the nervous habits like rubbing my eyes and face.

We always use sanitizer after handling menus and going through the buffet, which I try to avoid anyway.

I wash clothes before I wear them not only for the sizing but because of people rummaging through the racks and trying on clothes.

Bannisters are pretty filthy, too.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12425 on: October 16, 2017, 11:28:25 AM »
Wearing mail order clothes out of the package doesn't ick me out, but I'm a bit more pragmatic "off the rack". 

If I purchased from a retailer that sells only adult clothing, I'll probably wear it without washing it.  If I purchased from Target - I'll almost certainly wash it first.  I've seen too many children manhandling *everything*.  Some days, I think I need to count myself lucky if the garment isn't visibly soiled. 

So, I just have to ask this in this thread for confirmation because I am still baffled and confused that people do this...

I can't wear new clothing without washing it first. It smells horrible to me and makes me itch/break out, especially black jeans/pants. Even when trying on clothes, I have to come home and shower immediately or risk getting a rash. Other people wearing new clothing also smells terrible to me and gives me a terrible headache/migraine. However, besides all that, it is dirty. It's been shipped in cardboard (which is probably one of the filthies substances on the planet, next to paper money and gas pump handles), handled, dropped on the floor, and could have left in the dressing room floor in a pile and tried on by countless people.
https://www.today.com/home/do-you-need-wash-new-clothes-wearing-them-verdict-t21801
https://www.thespruce.com/wash-new-clothes-before-wearing-2146345

Upon reading these articles, I've discovered the problem with the migraines and skin rashes--I'm allergic to urea formaldehyde, which I already knew, I just didn't know it was used on clothing to prevent mildew growth before shipping. Well, that surely explains a lot.

So, seriously, how can people just wear new clothes without washing them first? It doesn't ick you out? Can you all really not smell the chemicals from the dye?

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« Reply #12426 on: October 16, 2017, 05:50:29 PM »
I always wash clothing before I wear it.
Twice I have tried on trousers in a store, took them home and washed them according to the directions, and had them shrink to the point I could not wear them.  They were returned for a full refund.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #12427 on: October 16, 2017, 06:29:12 PM »
I typically do not wash new clothes before I wear them and luckily, have not had a problem.  Though I recall, when I was young, having to wash new pairs of blue jeans (or dungarees, as we called them) because they were so stiff they would irritate my skin and the color would wear off and leave my legs with a blue tint.