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Doctor insights on: Why Vegans Dont Wear Wool

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Could people with true wool allergy wear cashmere?

Could people with true wool allergy wear cashmere?

It depends: It depends of what type of allergic reaction you have to wool. If you have skin rashes on contact with wool, you might develop the same skin rashes to cashmere although skin rashes might be due to other factors too. If exposure to causing you to have nasal congestion, hives and shortness of breath, you might not want to wear cashmere also. Please see a local allergist for more details. ...Read more

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I have a skin tag on my back that becomes red/irritated & sometimes bleeds when I wear wool sweaters Should I be concerned?

I have a skin tag on my back that becomes red/irritated & sometimes bleeds when I wear wool sweaters Should I be concerned?

Not Dangerous: Some skin tags can get large enough to rub against clothing and become irritated. Friction against something like a wool sweater can cause enough damage to make it bleed. There is no immediate concern of more serious disease. However, if it bothers you now, it will always bother you until you have it removed. ...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 do I know if I am allergic to wool?

How do I know if I am allergic to wool?

True allergy rare: True ige-mediated allergy to wool is unlikely and not reported in the medical literature. However, wool can be irritating and cause immediate itching especially if the skin is already affected by atopic dermatitis. Lanolin which can be found in many personal care products is actually wool alcohol, extracted from wool. This has been implicated in some cases of allergic contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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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

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If I am allergic to wool, will i also be allergic to cashmere?

If I am allergic to wool, will i also be allergic to cashmere?

Possibly not: Cashmere is from goats, while wool is obviously from sheep. That may be different enough to allow you to tolerate it. The only way you will know is to test it. You can expose a small area of skin to cashmere to see how you tolerate it. Start with short exposures. ...Read more

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Could I have an allergic reaction to wool?

Could I have an allergic reaction to wool?

Maybe: While wool is not a typical allergen, it does act as a skin irritant and can flare up eczema. It also can harbor other allergens. For example, a person allergic to cat is exposed to 10 times as much cat allergen when wearing a wool sweater as opposed to a freshly laundered t-shirt. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of cotton wool spots?

What are some of the symptoms of cotton wool spots?

See: http://www.consultant360.com/content/eye-signs-systemic-disease-case-2-cotton-wool-spot

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Please explain what are some symptoms of cotton wool spots?

Please explain what are some symptoms of cotton wool spots?

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