Hey there! I’ve been having some sensory issues and I’m hoping you can help. Every time I shower, my skin itches afterwards. I’m pretty sure I’m not allergic to my soap or anything, it happens no matter what I use. I thought maybe it was my clothes, so I switched to wearing something softer. Then I thought it might be dry skin, so I’ve been putting on lotion after showering, but that doesn’t help either. Do you have any idea what the problem might be, and how I can deal with it?
Well my first thought is still that you could be allergic to your soap, detergent, fabric softener or even the plastic used to make your loofah. Have you tried systematically cutting these out or going to your doctor for a scratch test?
If this also happens when you wash your hands for instance, it could be that you’re having an allergic reaction to water itself, which again is a thing to discuss with your doctor.
It’s also possible that it’s not actually related to the shower itself but instead caused by a different allergy that causes a mild reaction you don’t notice until you start to irritate your skin by cleaning/drying yourself.
In short: confirm with your doctor that you’re not allergic to anything as this doesn’t sound like an autism thing.