Biological Washing Powder Causing Itching?

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So for months now Beans has been scratching and biting all over her body pretty much constantly. She's had various tests done at the vets and it's not mites/fungal and they couldn't really see why she was doing it.

But I've just noticed today that the washing powder used for their fleece is biological instead of non bio, must have been buying the wrong one for a while.. could this be what's causing her constant itching?
 

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I feel terrible. My mum bought new stuff and we've not noticed. Poor Beans :(

I've just put all the clean stuff in a boil wash and I'll start again with the non bio. Thanks x
 

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It could be........bio powder makes my 5 year old son itch!

And don't worry, it is hard to tell with packets sometimes which is which, especially if you buy a new one.

Hope It sorts Bean's itching. These piggies do like to keep us on our toes!
 

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aww don't blame yourself..... i am sure the new non bio will work and help...
 

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I just feel bad that for all these months back and forth to the vets trying to find out what it could be.. sometimes she bites so much that her white fur is stained yellow.

It's sorted now, all the fleece is in a boil wash and then I'll re wash with non bio.

I'm sure a big pile of her favourite hay will make up for it :whistle:
 

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I tend to use Bio tablets as that is what OH buys. Funny because my piggies have started scratching, I'll try the non bio & see what happens
 

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I always use non bio.Stuff happens, at least you have spotted it and are doing something about it.Let us know how you get on.
 

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I know I go really itchy if any of my clothes are washed in bio, so I can imagine that could be the cause. Hopefully her skin will settle down in a couple of days. Don't be too hard on your self - chalk it up to experience, I'm sure she won't hold it against you! (Unlike me when my mum bought bio and didn't tell me!)
 

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Don't feel bad it's an easy mistake to make. I'd be very interested to know if she is better after the switch?
 

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Bio makes me itch, stopped using it years ago. Made a mistake once and bought some and only realised when I started itching again. Had to throw it away. The pigs fleeces are wash in non bio too.
 

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That's great news. Sometimes it can be a devil of a job to find out the cause of an allergy/irritation. I wash all the piggy cage wares in non bio (buy job lot at Costco) but my hubby has skin problems that drive him mad. I'm wondering whether to switch to the non bio powder to wash his clothes. Got to be worth a try.
 

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I struggled to find a non bio that actually washed properly, even with me washing at high temps. Iv found Halo non bio works best, its a sports one. Tesco and Sainsburys sell it for £4 a bottle
 
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