This Website and Blog are dedicated to providing information on Chemical Sensitivities and Allergies
I joined the ranks of the chemically sensitive the summer of 2018. I found it challenging to find the information I needed, beyond the sheet of information handed to me by the dermatologist. What I am committed to provide here:
- What it’s like to live with a chemical sensitivity or allergy
- Resources for information on various chemicals
- Books for a deeper dive into information (See list at bottom of this page)
- Tactics I have tried or read about
- A place where you can realize you are not alone
When/if corrections to the information I have posted are made, those changes will be indicated, along with where the correction came from, and the date of the change.
I will do my best to add humor along the way. I often don’t have to go any farther than myself for great comedic material.
Pesky Chemical Facts
Learn the details about Thiuram Mix and other Chemical Sensitivities or Allergies, so you, or someone you care about, can avoid it. I’ll do my best to provide Information in layman’s terms:
- Facts about the Chemical
- How to avoid the chemical
- Other names the chemical is known by
- What products contain the chemical
- What products that may NOT contain the chemical
- My personal experience
Please contact me with other chemicals affecting your life you would like add to the list. This is a work in progress.
Living with a Chemical Sensitivity & Allergies
Chemical Sensitivities and allergies are no joke although with a comedic eye it can be rather entertaining. Join me as I explore what this chemical sensitivity adventure is all about. See this through very personal and honest eyes.
You’re not alone, others out there have a allergies to chemicals and are living happy healthy lives.
Chemical Allergy or Sensitivity Information Resource Sites
Please contact me with resources that have offered you needed information.
Hello! I’m Nancy, an Itchy Woman
Artist, author, entrepreneur, thiuram mix conqueror, kyaking badass
I’m Nancy Scheibe the wearer of many hats, I am known as an artist, author, entrepreneur and now – Itchy Woman. I started the Answer The Itch web sight and blog after four months of a debilitating rash that left me nearly housebound. I was diagnosed with chemical sensitivities to Thiuram Mix, Thimerosal, Gold, and Paraben, Ibuprofen, Penicillin and Bee Venom. After the shock of this diagnosis settled, a refusal to live a limiting lifestyle got my creative mind fired up. I became determined to dig under the surface for answers to the chemical sensitiveness that altered the course of my life. I dedicate this site to my kindred itchy family out there seeking answers. You know who you are.
Living with Chemical Allergies Blog
With Thiuram Mix in my Drivers Seat
About six months or so into this allergy adventure I thought I noticed my hair thinning. I had so many other things to focusing on I didn't give it much thought. Then over time I noticed more and more hair on my brush in the morning and strands of my hair were...read more
Yep, Thiuram Mix is in the rubber power cords are made out of. Generally, when you plug something in you don't have to touch the cord again so it's not a great threat. In those cases it's a threat that is easily remedied by just grabbing a towel or something else to...read more
Locating and purchasing an elastic (thiuram mix) free bra is challenging. 100% natural fibers do not hold up the way we have come used to in bras. Here is what I’ve found.read more
Chemical Sensitivity; Environmental diseases and pollutants-how they hurt us, how to deal with them, by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., Keats Publishing, 1995 “I found this a clear and concise overview.”
Detoxify Or Die, by Sherry A. Rogers, M.D., Sand Key Company Inc., 2002
Explaining “Unexplained Illnesses;” Disease Paradigm for Chronic Fatigue Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Gulf War Syndrome, and Others, by Martin L. Pall, PhD, Harrington Park Press, 2007
Healing Severe Chemical and EMF Sensitivity; Our Breakthrough Cure for Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Elextro-Hypersensitivity (EHS), by Gary Patera, Third Edition 2015