|The hives that covered about 70% of my body after using the cream|
The photo on the left is indicative of the hives I got on every part of my body on which I used it - under the arms, stomach, breasts, inner thighs.
The itching was so severe that I couldnt sleep properly and during the day I just kept on scratching every part of my body - it was pretty horrendous. And the hives got so bad, they extended beyond the parts of my body on which I used the cream!
I sent an email to the company to ask them what was in their product and this is what I got back:
Unfortunately we are unable to give you all the ingredients within the cream as this information is commercially confidential.I think the first sentence may be a bit disingeneous because all the products I see on shelves have their ingredients listed.
If would appear as if you may be our fourth lady who has experienced this problem over our 15 years for which we are very sorry.
It would appear that you will be unable to continue with the cream, even though you mentioned it had helped you. The rash should disappear as you have now stopped its use.
We apologise for your inconvenience and hope you are feeling better soon.
There was no offer to refund the money for the cream, nothing but the email above. And this is very disappointing that a company that purports to help women was so unhelpful to me, given my very severe symptoms.
The rash did not stop for several months after I stopped using the cream. Within a month, the rash eased off a little, but my skin was still itchy, but less than when I was using the cream. I had to use so many products to try to ease the itching.
My advice - do NOT use Anna's Wild Yam Cream or any product that does not have a full ingredient list, because you never know what is inside their product.