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Offline gregsears

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Re: Leather sofa's causing bad skin compliants
« Reply #200 on: Sunday March 20, 2011, 08:20:00 PM »
HI all hopefully getting a settlement soon. But since I agreed to it my skin has flared up again. I have 6-8 small patches that seem to never leave and at times the old scarred area reacts, although without the terrible itch. Am reluctant to go back onto the steroid tablets, so am creaming up +++. Guess this will never leave us (sadly)  :(

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Re: Leather sofa's causing bad skin compliants
« Reply #201 on: Wednesday March 30, 2011, 08:22:57 PM »
Hiya folks, little had I know this wonderful forum would be here with so many folks having been through the same situation.
We got our sofa from Land of Leather in August 2007, just under a month later my partner came home asking me to check a rash that had come up on his legs.
The rash was purpuric in nature (deep purple spots) and I immediately thought Menangitis! Off to A&E we went but was quickly informed it seemed more likely that he had a rare form of leukemia! More Panic!
All through the tests, etc all that was physically wrong with him was the rash, his blood showed high levels of red blood cells but nothing else came through at the time (was late Friday night) and so he was sent home (more by his asking to than them wishing it but no docs at weekends anyway in UK it seems). By the following Tuesday, the one single spotted rash had started forming larger patches and were blistering and breaking open - another GP visit left us told to just clean and dress it accordingly and come back if it didn't get better. Well of course it didn't! Within in two days he was admitted to hospital with bleeding from the bowel, infected lower legs and feet and severe swelling in hands and feet. At the time we were asked if he had come into contact with any chemicals but of course by our knowledge he had not. Now my partner was treated (and still is to this day by renal consultants) went on for well over a year although various medications reduced the rash after around six months, infection was cleared up by antibiotics but as the specialists couldn't understand what had happened - they diagnosed him with Henoch Scholein Pupura. This is a rare autoimmune disease more likely to be found in children but can occasionally (even rarer again) occur in adults. We did hear about the infected sofa's around eight months after his illness started but the new only reported sofa's made by 'Linkwise' as being infected so we checked ours and it wasn't made by them. WHen watchdog broadcast against they told people that a second manufacturer also produced leather sofas infected by DMF and were called Eurosofa THIS WAS THE ONE WE HAD. So now we got onto the solicitors,etc. He was told that his case was classed as a severe one and now they are saying that there would be no way to prove that it was the sofa that caused his HSP. Well for one, the biopsi for hsp was inconclusive and countless doctors, specialists have said it was the 'closest diagnosis' they could make as there were so many conflicting symptoms, history, etc.
My partner sat on an infected sofa for over 12 months without knowing it and always wondered why he never got better and why if it had been HSP the syptoms that should only last 4-6 weeks tops have continued and left him possibly disabled for life.
The solicitor has given us a reccommendation for a claim which from what i'm seeing here is lower than most of the minor cases claim. For people supposed to be fighting our corner they just seem like his case is far to complicated and do not wish to deal with it accordingly. I see from here that people symptoms ranged from a boil on the bum to far more sever burns, breathing, issues (news even reported some possible deaths) I don't see why if it is indeed HSP that it should be dismissed on lack of evidence when all HSP documentation point out that chemical toxins can cause it...wishing you all the best and will keep you updated with out battle!

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Re: Leather sofa's causing bad skin compliants
« Reply #202 on: Friday September 09, 2016, 06:33:06 AM »
I have never heard of such a problem, to be honest. What can I say, it is a shame. You seem to be allergic to leather unfortunately. I am sorry. http://bigpaperwriter.com/blog/excursion-to-history-of-christmas-holidays maybe some good reading can help you.

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Re: Leather sofa's causing bad skin compliants
« Reply #203 on: Friday September 09, 2016, 06:29:57 PM »
Hi Mandy...

You have the appearance on a Spammer. It seems I might be allergic to spammers... Give me a reason not to boot your sorry ass out the door...

I have never heard of such a problem, to be honest. What can I say, it is a shame. You seem to be allergic to leather unfortunately. I am sorry. http://bigpaperwriter.com/blog/excursion-to-history-of-christmas-holidays maybe some good reading can help you.

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Re: Leather sofa's causing bad skin compliants
« Reply #204 on: Thursday November 24, 2016, 07:29:25 PM »
Hi I'm probably doing this all wrong. I can't seem to be able to find instructions for posting.
I've found this forum after searching for information on a rash I have on the back of my head which burns and itches at the same time. My doctor is at a loss as to what is causing it but has referred me to a skin specialist. My appointment is in a couple of weeks. I have tried antihistamines, steroids (topical and oral), amitriptyline, diet control and nothing is helping. I suddenly had a thought that maybe it is my leather sofa causing the problem but we've had the sofas for 11 years and only this year have I started with this problem. We have moved house in the last couple of years and our house is very much warmer than the last as we have a very efficient log burner in the room. Would it be possible for my skin problems to occur after such a long time? The sofas were purchased from Land of Leather. I would be grateful to hear your thoughts.