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Is there a formal diagnosis for children who have a hypersensitivity to clothing, fabrics, etc...?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Clothing allergy

Many persons who itch when wearing clothing suffer from contact allergy.
Detergents, fabic softeners or formaldehyde could be the cause. Step one is to change to a fragrance free detergent such as all free clear and avoid dryer sheets. A fragrance-free bath soaps (such as vanicream or cetaphil restoraderm cleanser) should also be used if fragrance allergy is suspected.

In brief: Clothing allergy

Many persons who itch when wearing clothing suffer from contact allergy.
Detergents, fabic softeners or formaldehyde could be the cause. Step one is to change to a fragrance free detergent such as all free clear and avoid dryer sheets. A fragrance-free bath soaps (such as vanicream or cetaphil restoraderm cleanser) should also be used if fragrance allergy is suspected.
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