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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
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
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.
Can fabrics like polyester and Acrylic cause cancer?What are the chances of developing it from fabrics?Almost all my fabrics are these.Is it safe2use?
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
Odd: This is an odd reaction, you should see a dermatologist about it, it may not be due to polyester. ...Read more
Cotton: Cotten has always been the preferred product to wear during the heat. ...Read more
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
POLYESTERS CLOTHING: WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION?Get a more detailed answer ›
Neither: Unless it is too tight or you are allergic to it, people wear those materials every day with no problems. ...Read more
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
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