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Is it possible to be allergic to polyester?

Is it possible to be allergic to polyester?

Not that I'm aware: Polyester is a synthetic polymer. I am not aware of reports of polyester allergy that have been reported. ...Read more

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Why do people become allergic to polyester?

Why do people become allergic to polyester?

Not sure: When people have allergic reactions to polyester, they are most likely having a contact dermatitis to a component of the chemical. This type of reaction is quite different than being allergic to a food or an environmental pollen. It is caused by a different part of the immune system - kind of like having a reaction to poison ivy. ...Read more

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Can breathing heavy polyester fumes + mekp 12 hrs a day be bad for my health?

Can breathing heavy polyester fumes + mekp 12 hrs a day be bad for my health?

Absolutely: These are toxins and affect the body in a bad way - long term they lead to all sorts of issue that can cause inflammation in the body ultimately leading to autoimmune illnesses and at worst cancer. Make sure your body detox systems are working well. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you get testing and detoxifying for long term health! ...Read more

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Is it true that wearing polyester is bad for you?

Is it true that wearing polyester is bad for you?

Allergy: Some people have allergic reactions to polyester. Some studies on dogs have suggested that the strong electrostatic potential of polyester could have negative health impacts. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear polyester underwear?

Is it safe to wear polyester underwear?

Probably yes: Recommended is cotton, polyester helps retain moisture which can in time cause skin fungal infections. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep on polyester sheets?

Is it safe to sleep on polyester sheets?

Yes: What brought up this question? Are you having a skin problem from the polyester sheets? If so, it may be from a contact allergy to the formaldehyde often found in permanent press fabric. ...Read more

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Is polyester safe for babies to sleep on?

Is polyester safe for babies to sleep on?

Yes: Some parents prefer natural fibers like cotton, but polyester is fine. Unlike cotton, if it catches fire, it melts rather than burns. That's the main safety difference. Poly tends to be less breathable or moisture absorbent than cotton, but it also depends on the type of fabric. ...Read more

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How common is it for an infant to be allergic to polyester?

How common is it for an infant to be allergic to polyester?

Rare: It probably isn't a true allergy, more likely to be an irritant reaction. ...Read more

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100% polyester blanket and at night if i rubbed the blanket together a lot of static comes and it sparks up can it be harmful? How do I get it out.

100% polyester blanket and at night if i rubbed the blanket together a lot of static comes and it sparks up can it be harmful? How do I get it out.

It's pretty!: The static that builds up is a normal occurrence when the heat is on in the winter. If it really bothers you, lower the thermostat in your house to less than 65 degrees, and run a humidifier to get to about 50% humidity. The fireworks show should at least slow down. ...Read more

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Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more

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My husband has been wearing loose polyester shorts for 15 years and has found out all his sperm are dead. Could this of caused them all to die?

My husband has been wearing loose polyester shorts for 15 years and has found out all his sperm are dead. Could this of caused them all to die?

Not sure..., but...: Some studies showed the electrostatic effect from polyester fabric shorts affects sperm count & motility, but not to the degree of 100% necrospermia. Nonetheless, try wearing cotton fabric shorts and repeat semen analysis in 3-4 months so to see possible difference. Besides, look into if having many WBCs (pyospermia / pyosemia) in semen or not; if so, treated it accordingly. More question? Ask Doc ...Read more

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What's more likely to cause skin irritation, spandex or polyester?

What's more likely to cause skin irritation, spandex or polyester?

Neither: Unless it is too tight or you are allergic to it, people wear those materials every day with no problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to polyester fabic? i have OCD and hope that this is not a true allergy. thank you so much

Is it possible to be allergic to polyester fabic?  i have OCD and hope that this is not a true allergy.  thank you so much

ODD for OCD: That you 'hope' it's not true is surprising - would you rather it be an irrational concern or a psychosomatic symptom? Yes, it can be very irritating to sensitive skin - it's possible and fairly common. 100% cotton is recommended for such folk in sensitive areas especially. Here's info: http://www.healthguideinfo.com/skin-allergies/p100255/ Direct skin contact is not too hard to minimize. Best! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to polyester fabric? Could my severe OCD be making me think I am allergic or is this a real allergy? Please help.

Is it possible to be allergic to polyester fabric? Could my severe OCD be making me think I am allergic or is this a real allergy? Please help.

Polyester allergy is: possible.....an allergist can do a simple, painless patch test(www.truetest.com).....but depending on your symptoms it may be negative and then it is possible for anyone(not just if you have ocd) to believe you sre allergic to something but really aren't.....the allergist should be able to easily sort this out for you. Good luck ...Read more