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I'm so grossed out right now it isn't even funny..

post #1 of 26
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When I shower I use one of those bath puff things: http://hometown.aol.com/lffunt/tullebp.htm

Well as I was showering today I looked down and the thing was full of mold, and it was only a week old. Now I know why I am having sore throats and cold like symptoms, I've been taking a shower in mold spores for the last few days.

Never again will I use that thing.


I wanted to post this as a warning to others... make sure you check yours!
post #2 of 26
eew! I always check mine and have never had a problem
post #3 of 26
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
eew! I always check mine and have never had a problem

Neither, could it be your bathroom?? Did you wash down the walls with a streamer when you moved in?

Do you know how dirty bathroom walls get?? I am so disgusted that you cant see the funghi untill you use a steamer!

*barfs*
post #4 of 26
I have 5 in my house all have own colors and a hook and I have never seen mold on them never. Now I am grossed out. YUCK.
post #5 of 26
That is yuck, and I use one all of the time, but I have never had any problem with them yet...I will have to look at mine more carefully.
post #6 of 26
I've never had a problem with mine...
But I just threw mine out... Don't think I'll be using them again.
post #7 of 26
My wife and I both use them (Yes, I'm a guy and I use a shower poof), and I've never noticed mold. Although the one in the picture is different than the ones we have. Ours is made of, a Nylon or something like that.
post #8 of 26
lol Okay...I'm soaking mine in bleach today and steaming or bleaching out the bathtub...Yuck!!!
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by ReesesPBC View Post
My wife and I both use them (Yes, I'm a guy and I use a shower poof), and I've never noticed mold. Although the one in the picture is different than the ones we have. Ours is made of, a Nylon or something like that.
lol am the only female in the house and all the guys here (4) use them They love it.
post #10 of 26
I toss mine in with my laundry once a week. Just don't throw it in the dryer if its made of nylon like mine.
post #11 of 26
i've heard you are supposed to toss them out every month (was watching some morning show when i heard that). they get pretty gross. i use washcloths instead because of skin problems i have. my DH loves his shower poof, and even though he's heard the same thing, will not part with it.
post #12 of 26
Eeewwwww!!! I have never heard of that, and I've never seen any on mine and I've been using them for years (uh, not the same one for years).
That is definitely not helping your health at all.
Perhaps you have high humidity in your apartment and consequently a mold problem?
post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
Eeewwwww!!! I have never heard of that, and I've never seen any on mine and I've been using them for years (uh, not the same one for years).
That is definitely not helping your health at all.
Perhaps you have high humidity in your apartment and consequently a mold problem?
Yeah... I'm still never using them again. It was so nasty I don't want to think about it.
post #14 of 26
Mold? I thought maybe 8-Bit buried it in the litter box.
post #15 of 26
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Mold? I thought maybe 8-Bit buried it in the litter box.
Don't give him ideas Jan!
post #16 of 26
I get paid the 3rd every month and we toss them. I get them for 99 cents at wally world so it isnt alot.
post #17 of 26
ewwwwwwwwwwwww Amber uses those every day to shower.Think I'll throw them out now.Thanks for the heads up
Sorry yours was moldy HEATHER
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
ewwwwwwwwwwwww Amber uses those every day to shower.Think I'll throw them out now.Thanks for the heads up
Sorry yours was moldy Nat
Did you just call Heather... Nat? I am Nat silly

About the mold though, I never get that on my poof..That is gross.
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Did you just call Heather... Nat? I am Nat silly

About the mold though, I never get that on my poof..That is gross.
OMG!!!!!!
Heather and Nat, I am soooooooooooooooo sorry!!!!! Just over look my stupidity today.
post #20 of 26
http://store.splashgifts.com/childre...fs-meshes.html

The ones I use are like in the above link.

I've never had a problem with mine and I absolutely love it. I got my first one back in about 1993 and I just threw it out last fall because it was getting really worn out. I'm now on my second one.

After I finish using it I rinse out the soap and hang it on either the tap, fawcet or hook to dry. I never leave it sit in water.

Don't give up on them. The brand you used looks different than the one I use. Mine are made of a nylon material that almost feels like soft plastic.
post #21 of 26
Icky!! I buy a new one at least once a month. In fact just bought one Thursday

I have never seen mold on any of mine though.
post #22 of 26
eww, mine is already a greenish color with yellow splotches, I think I will toss it and get a white one. I would never see mold in THAT!
post #23 of 26
LOL! I am laughing at this thread. You are worried about fungi?

Sorry, I am a microbiology student and I see far worse stuff in the strangest places.

The mold is probably attributed to the fact that those poufs are not always completely dry and what mold doesn' like warm moisure?

You would probably be better off using plastic, like Natalie_ca suggested.
post #24 of 26
Maybe there was mold in it when you bought it? And then it grew?
post #25 of 26
I buy VERY cheap ones in bulk (I can get 2 very similar ones for £1 so I get loads!!) and replace them with a new one every two weeks.

I actualy get lots of use out of them, because, as I unwrap a new one, I then use the old one for cleaning the bath and the sink etc - they are brilliant for bringing the ceramic up all shiney!!!
post #26 of 26
I love using the poof. They seem to make the best use of soap. When I do use a bath cloth, I feel like the cloth keeps in all the soap because I don't get nearly as soapy.

I keep 2 poofs in my shower. One for my face and one for everything else. I don't like washing my face with the same thing I wash my butt with.
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