Any men underwear brands which do not cause skin allergy?

Posted , 6 users are following.

Most of trunks I tried, even those which claim to be 100% cotton, caused me allergy, mostly itching. Are there any underwear brands which are known not to cause skin allergy?

1 like, 9 replies

Report / Delete

9 Replies

  • Posted

    Do you get a rash where the elastic rests on your abdomen?

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Some years ago, I developed a 'rash' , I saw a Dermatologist and he told me that companies used a 'dressing' on their clothing. All sorts of suggestions were made to me, nothing worked.

    I eventually had patch testing and it was discovered that I am allergic to formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers

    DMDM hydantoin

    Imidazolidinyl urea

    Diazolidinyl Urea




    Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate

    It is possible to avoid them and eventually you get used to looking for them in cosmetics, washing powder hand cream shampoo.

    If you only get the reaction from underwear, you might want to wash them a lot and on hot before wearing them. I also vaguely remember reading that man made fibres caused fewer problems.

    I had to use a steroid cream to keep on top of the allergy.

    Ask your GP to refer you to a Dermatologist & good luck

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Allergic, My husband has always worn 100% cotton(terrible allergies for 15yrs) but, has been having severe breathing issues over the last two turned out to be laundry soap, all scents (even his soap & shampoo) & he couldn't wear his clothing any more(things he used/wore his whole life)....we went with ORGANIC cotton(ordered stuff from the Eczema Co and the cottonique products) there may be others... avoid polyester & blends....We changed to an unscented, plant based laundry soap...(Eco-Max & a few other similar brands) if the elastic on waistband bothers you, tuck in your t-shirt...we went to Aveeno unscented baby eczema body wash and vegan unscented soaps, bars, body wash from Amazon...they could be spraying the cotton with mold inhibitors, formadehyde & etc...could have chemical fertilizers or insecticides in it, laundry soaps are a mass of harsh chemicals..the ORGANIC clothing cannot have chemicals & soaps work GREAT & the clothes(with WAY less soap, no dyes, scents, ours cost less for more) makes everything smell CLEAN.... if you need help, let me know anytime, I can give you names & etc... Good Luck, Allergies are the worst....BEST WISHES💒🌈☮♾🐾🎶

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    you probably don't have any allergic reaction to your a tissue on your underwear.

    if it was to your underwear. same reaction would be observed with other tissues such as blankets on the bed, bathroom towel or jeans when not wearing underwear.

    have you tried no underwear? it disappears or stays?

    if it is localised in groin area someone could think on other conditions than allergies 😉

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Well, blankets of the bed do not contain Elastan or whatever similar things. I will try jeans with no underwear, thanks for this idea. 'Other conditions' were checked and excluded.

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up