A 45-year-old member asked:
what's an allergic reaction to carpeting?
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter answered
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy to carpet: Most carpet now is made of synthetic materials. Old carpet could be made from wool, and old pads could be made from horsehair ! medium old pads might have latex or other rubber in them. The carpet itself would have to be analyzed to try to figure out an apparent allergy to it. Most apparent reactions to contact with carpet would be reactions to pet dander or dust or mold in it, or its dyes.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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