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Can people be allergic to wool or just itch from it?

Can people be allergic to wool or just itch from it?

Allergy: The answer is yes to both questions. Some persons find wool irritating when worn next to the skin surface even if not allergic to it. Wool is specially irritating to people who have eczema. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...Read more

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Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Allergy: The answer is yes. To be certain, you should be skin tested. You might be surprised to learn that house dust mites may be the culprit instead. ...Read more

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How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

Try moisturizer: The itching may be from dry skin and i would suggest that you apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing on a regular basis. If they get worse or not responding to moisturizer, see doctor . Gold Bond anti-itch may be helpful in controlling the itching. ...Read more

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My skin is on fire and itches at night but nothings there. I'm not allergic to anything. Has nothing to do with where i sleep what i wear or eat?

My skin is on fire and itches at night but nothings there. I'm not allergic to anything.  Has nothing to do with where i sleep what i wear or eat?

Itching: Check with your internist to see if you have a normal bood count and chemistries. Then, if everything is normal consult a dermatologist for help with your itchimg. ...Read more

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Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Over the last couple months, my skin itches and when scratched it swells and leaves bumps, almost like an allergic reaction what can be causing this?

Lots of things.: There are a number of possible causes of itching;it's a good idea to see your doctor to determine the specific cause and any treatment needed. ...Read more

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My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

My arm itches for hours at a time. Is this an allergic reaction?

Possibly: Discuss this with your pcp and they might send you to an allergist for a more detailed evaluation. Questions that will be important relate to whether the reaction is localized to one arm and possible contacts to that area that are unique to it. You might also have eczema and a history and physical will help determine whether you need any testing or not. ...Read more

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