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Charmin Toilet Paper

Posted Fri July 22, 2011 12:02 pm, by Amanda E. written to Charmin

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Everytime I use your brand of toilet paper I get a yeast infection. Usually it takes me a couple of days to get a miserable full blown infection. When I use Charmin it's full blown times 5 in a few hours. This is why I always carry a roll of my own toilet paper in my car so that I know I'll be safe from getting an infection.

I would like to be reimbursed for the money I have spent curing my infections, and for my time and suffering.


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by Psst_hey_you Posted Sun October 30, 2016 @ 8:58 PM

I haven't had a yeast infection since I was pregnant with my daughter
(now she's 10 yrs old) I have great hygiene, and always use baby wash
down there. the only change I have made recently was I bought a bunch
of Charmin toilet paper because I had a load of coupons and was able
to purchase it for a lot less. I don't normally buy it because it's
more expensive, but since I had a load of coupons, I decided to go for
it. Boy am I sorry! I kept having vaginal itching, and I thought maybe
it was hormonal, since I am in my 40's and going through
peri-menopause. I asked my gyn and she said vaginal dryness/itch is
common, so I just dismissed it as that. I had to treat myself for a
yeast infection and it went away, but then the damn itch came back
when I used Charmin again and here I am googling "can Charmin cause
yeast infections?"... and I believe that for some people like me who
are allergic to it, it does! I don't care if the grocery store is
giving it away for free, I'll never buy it again.

by Sophie L. Posted Sat July 26, 2014 @ 5:57 AM

For years I thought I had a STD but tests came back negative. My doc
thought I was imagining things. Then I thought maybe it was anti
bacterial soap. It was so painful. I am allergic to cottonelle, Scott
and most name brands. The cheap squares at work are no problem. I
think they are using genetically modified cotton in their T P. they
are not required to list GMO ingredients so we have to buy and try.
This GMO stuff they are testing out on us worries me. What other long
term effects are we not aware of. They have done no long term studies
at all . Family members are getting digestive problems and allergies
to this new GMO corn. My doc says dont eat GMOs but most people dont
even know about this stuff.

by tessa c. Posted Mon July 8, 2013 @ 7:08 PM

Charmin causes issues for A LOT of people. Especially those with
sensitive skin or others allergies like latex. I'm one of those people
and I understand all to well how terrible this is. Everyone else in my
home can use it but I have to use a different brand that's usually
cheaper. The more cushioned brands have too many things added to the
product. My body rejects them quickly. Charmin is alright for some,
just not all.


by dfsdfsdfs Posted Fri October 5, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

There are women on here straight lying who say it is good, and I
I am 25 and have never had a yeast infection or any other problems,
and monitored my side effects from the toilet paper with common sense
The texture of the toilet paper is AWFUL
It breaks apart in the personal area, leaving a TON OF PIECES OF
The texture also irritates the private areas and causes redness and
even abrasions from rubbing the private areas due to Charmin's lack of
ability to absorb urine or fecal matter. All the person feels is
softness, but is completely deceived. In this case soft is not better,
when the consequences of this cheap product hurts people.
The reason why people are getting the redness, and "cuts/abrasions" is
because Charmin is NOT ABSORBENT.
Therefore, the person using it is very discouraged and confused
thinking their is something wrong with them.
Charmin also adds things to their paper, like bleach, do your research
before debating this in your ignorance. And only truth can say what
else they add to their paper, and HOW THEY GOT AWAY WITH THIS FOR SO

by Cristina M. Posted Mon August 27, 2012 @ 3:19 PM

It is the Charmin! I used the charmin 4 months ago and for the life of
me I did not understand why I had and itch everyday. It felt like a
yeast infection but only in my vagina area and outside of it to the
point that it started to crack and bleed. This was so bad. I finally
place the 2 together it was the Charmin! My daughter had this as well
and she is 5! Then I took some benydryl and stoped as well as stoping
the Charmin use.


by Meb Posted Sat August 6, 2011 @ 3:43 PM

As others have mentioned, if you're reacting this quickly to using
Charmin, then it's highly unlikely it's a yeast infection and more
likely an allergy. See a doctor for treatment and STOP USING IT!


by T. B. Posted Thu August 4, 2011 @ 11:01 PM

Sorry but I think you have bigger issues and its not the TP. I would
see my Gyno STAT! If you are getting frequent YI's then there is more
going on "down there" then toilet paper can cause.

Ohh and if you even THINK that the TP was causing then why in the name
of God would you use it again?

by jo69guy Posted Mon August 1, 2011 @ 5:43 AM

If you use any kind of body wash, or bubble bath, those can cause
problems too. My Mother can't use any of those things, or she gets
bad UTI's. I don't think it's the Charmin.

by cdrscotty Posted Fri July 29, 2011 @ 2:30 PM

The only way you can prove this is by taking an unopened pack of this
toilet paper to an independent lab and have them do yeast cultures in
their lab using that paper.

Likely they will find nothing. Likely this is a personal hygiene


by CrazyRedHead Posted Tue July 26, 2011 @ 9:22 AM

What are you using to wash with down there? You could be sensitive to
the dyes and perfumes in it.

Also, try wiping front to back.

Do you douche? Douching is not recommended by any GYN doctor that I
know of.

On the directions it says that if symptoms don't improve or return
after use then see a doctor.

Are you overgrown or do you trim? Long hair can cause irritation and
cause itching, and if you itch it it will get worse.

Have you changed washing detergent or fabric softener lately.

Using a lot of bleach can cause irritation. My mom had this problem
when I was a kid.

There are a lot of things that can cause problems down there, but if
this is happening this often, I suggest seeing a doctor, there may be
some problems that lie under the surface.


by LadyMac Posted Mon July 25, 2011 @ 11:06 AM

My former MIL used to get yeast infections if she used any TP other
than Scott. So she made sure that was all she purchased. Perhaps you
should think about changing brands as well.

by Jared C. Posted Mon July 25, 2011 @ 10:06 AM

There's no way they'll reimburse you as it can't really be
definitively proven that their TP is giving you a yeast infection.

Charmin makes some great TP, softest stuff around for wiping down
there imo.

Angel Soft on the other hand...maybe should change the second part of
their name...

And Cottonelle needs stronger, rip-free paper. Their entry rips too
easy when you wipe...


by Ramelle Posted Sun July 24, 2011 @ 5:21 PM

"I would like to be reimbursed for the money I have spent curing my
infections, and for my time and suffering"

That's not going to happen.


by PepperElf Posted Sat July 23, 2011 @ 10:51 PM

if you're having multiple infections, it may be more than your TP at

I would suggest visiting
http://women.webmd.com/tc/vaginal-yeast-infections-topic-overview to
research what causes a yeast infection.

and note the following excerpts from the page

1) Many women have infections that come back. If you have more than
four yeast infections in a year, see your doctor. He or she may do
some tests to see if your yeast infections are being caused by another
health problem, such as diabetes.

2) When something happens to change the balance of these organisms,
yeast can grow too much and cause symptoms. Taking antibiotics
sometimes causes this imbalance. The high estrogen levels caused by
pregnancy or hormone replacement therapy can also cause it. So can
certain health problems, like diabetes or HIV infection.

3) Can vaginal yeast infections be prevented?
You can prevent yeast infections by making sure that your genital area
stays as dry as possible and can "breathe." For example:

- Wear cotton, not nylon, underwear, and avoid tight-fitting pants and
panty hose.
- Change out of a wet swimsuit right away.
- Avoid douches and feminine sprays, scented toilet paper, and
deodorant tampons.

also, if you are sexually active, make sure your partner is examined
as well. An untreated partner can reintroduce the fungus back into
your body.


Pointing the finger at Charmin by Ramelle Sun July 24, 2011 @ 5:23 PM

the actual list of causes are as follows: by PepperElf Sun July 24, 2011 @ 11:48 PM

Charmin by Ramelle Sat July 30, 2011 @ 6:22 PM

are you even reading my lists? by PepperElf Sun July 31, 2011 @ 6:36 PM

by sarahsmile Posted Sat July 23, 2011 @ 7:47 PM



Re: Charmin Toilet Paper by The Illustrious JJ Fiskins Sat July 23, 2011 @ 3:03 PM

is a personal allergy enough to win a lawsuit? by PepperElf Sat July 23, 2011 @ 10:45 PM

And a lot of people by franese Sun July 24, 2011 @ 10:07 AM

contacting an attorney by PepperElf Sun July 24, 2011 @ 12:06 PM

If that's the case.. by Harleycat Sun July 24, 2011 @ 2:08 PM
by texasgurl Posted Mon August 1, 2011 @ 11:25 PM

the only time that personal allergy would win a lawsuit is when it's
becasue of an ingredient not listed. Like a candy bar not saying it
has nuts in it. I guess if the tp was advertised as dye/fragrance free
but actually had one or both in it then it would qualify but I doubt
that is the case here.


by fairywithfangs Posted Fri July 22, 2011 @ 11:32 PM

Please please see a dr. Recurrent yeast infections can be a sign of
something more serious going on in your body. While it may seem like
there is a connection between the paper and the infections you just
can not know for sure. You really should talk with a professional
about this.


by MA Cunningham Posted Fri July 22, 2011 @ 2:47 PM


But in all reality, you need to see a Dr. because you have a much
bigger issue if you get infections that easily.


Great advice, MA!! by olie Fri July 22, 2011 @ 9:17 PM

and as already mentioned, public toilets are usually stocked with crappy paper by PepperElf Sun July 24, 2011 @ 11:50 PM

i should have read your post by fairywithfangs Fri July 22, 2011 @ 11:34 PM
by Steve OH (IO) Posted Fri July 22, 2011 @ 1:21 PM

I can't see them honoring your request. I agree with the others - just
don't use that brand.


by RedheadwGlasses Posted Fri July 22, 2011 @ 1:07 PM


And I assure you, 99% of public restrooms are not spluring on Charmin,
so it's not from public restrooms.


Public Restrooms-- industrial grade sandpaper on a roll. by Chadg Sat July 23, 2011 @ 8:01 AM

by Harleycat Posted Fri July 22, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

Why do you keep buying it if you get an infection from it? More than
likely you are allergic to the scent or dye they use. I don't see how
they are responsible for your allergy.

I suggest seeing your doctor to make sure there are no other
underlying conditions causing your problem.

by Glenda H. Posted Fri July 22, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

This is my first post ever, but I couldn't let this one go. First, I
have never ever in my 51 years had a yeast infection, and I have used
Charmin my whole life. Second, why on earth would you continue to use
Charmin if this happens to you? Not that I at all think Charmin has
anything to do with your issue, but if you think it does, stop using
it. And expecting them to pay for your medical bills...that's just


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