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Allergic to my Rift

madamluckmadamluck Posts: 65
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so l have a plastic allergy.. if plastic is touching my skin or is in extremely close proximity of my skin for several hours I have a reaction . I've had this issue since I was younger and it's become like second nature to avoid all things plastic that could cause me to breakout without even a thought.
so I bought a rift a few months ago because I had to have it! . I'm a casual player, a couple/ few hours every other day.I have had no problems with pain or swelling!  But in the past couple of days I've been using medium, time flys by when drawing so 3 hrs only feels like an hour. Without realizing that in the past couple of days I've spend over many hours wearing the headset . Last night my face started hurting some while playing but I brushed it off as a blocked pore causing pressure pain. Kept on drawing. I eventually took off the headset and notice straight away my line of sight was off due swelling under my eye.. looked in a mirror and I was swollen pretty good under my left eye while I only had some mild swelling under my right. I ice packed my eyes which brought the swelling down . I still have it today just not as bad. Another day or 2 and it should clear up, as long as I don't rift lol.
it actually never dawned on me to check out what materials where in the rift  , I wanted one so much! Lol. I honestly don't care, still don't really... I love my rift... swollen eyes and blurred vision won't stop me from playing !! . But now that I know I will breakout if on it for to long in one sitting without taking necessary breaks. I can easily avoid this from happening again! ... this isnt oculus's fault... it's completely mine and my stupid allergies! I'm actually more upset I have to take a break from my rift over the swelling lol.

im wondering if there's other face plates that could help me avoid this or some sort of cover so material that contains plastic is unable to cause my skin to react:

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  • vannagirlvannagirl Posts: 1,126 Poster of the Week
    There are yes

    https://vrcover.com

    Maybe contact them to talk through materials they used??
    Look, man. I only need to know one thing: where they are. 
  • madamluckmadamluck Posts: 65
    Hiro Protagonist
    Thanks @vannagirl . Will check them out
  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 3,057 Power Poster
    edited July 15
    Yeah, I'd recommend the VR covers too (I'd go for the Basic Rift set). I'm not sure what the "p.u. leather" interface is actually made of, but if it disagrees with you. the kit also comes with a fabric cover that you can put over the facial interface.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 2,413 Valuable Player
    I use VR Cover easy wipe cushioned cover and it's much more comfy.


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  • ThmoasThmoas Posts: 141
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    I like the faux leather pu thing but I made the mistake of getting a red facial interface. Light bleeds in and reflects on the lenses when not playing in the dark. I also think the plastic interface creaks and is of lower quality then the original. For now I went back to the original facial interface. I don't like the simple covers as they come off too easely for me. However, get a black facial interface and the compromises are low if it fixes your allergy problem.
  • flexy123flexy123 Posts: 495 Poster of the Week
    edited July 16
    There is also

    https://widmovr.com/product/oculus-rift-cover/

    Which in all fairness should be mentioned. Not all are happy with the covers from VRcovers.
    (I am not allergic, but I quickly get dry/itchy/red skin from wearing the Rift...toying with the idea to get a Widmo cover for the longest already)

    Edit: Faux leather PU doesn't sound nice to me. Same as with shoes. This makes you sweat! This is why I would only want a fabric cover, PU is essentially plastic. No thanks!
  • Devlin-DarksideDevlin-Darkside Posts: 19
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    Are there any UK based cover manufactures ?
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 2,427
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  • lovethislovethis Posts: 3,121 Poster of the Week
    edited July 17
    flexy123 said:
    There is also

    https://widmovr.com/product/oculus-rift-cover/

    Which in all fairness should be mentioned. Not all are happy with the covers from VRcovers.
    (I am not allergic, but I quickly get dry/itchy/red skin from wearing the Rift...toying with the idea to get a Widmo cover for the longest already)

    Edit: Faux leather PU doesn't sound nice to me. Same as with shoes. This makes you sweat! This is why I would only want a fabric cover, PU is essentially plastic. No thanks!
    The PU leather foam is best. Cloth soaks up sweat and without washing it you are stuck with a sweaty cloth. You can wipe PU leather foam and this allows it to remain clean and sweat free. It's also a 100 times more comfy then cloth. I haven't come across one person who doesn't like it
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