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Reaction to wool scarf 1mth ago. Upper chest still off/on itchy, slightly red. Can't see doc for 3 wks. Might clobetasol Rx for my hand eczema help?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: The itchy sensation from wool is not from an irritant reaction than a true allergy. ...Read more
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
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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