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Is it ok to sleep on a wool mattress if I was allergic to wool as a young child?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Try before you buy

Most people who have wool allergy have itching with contact.
Patients with eczema can be especially sensitive to the itchy touch of wool. Nasal allergy & asthma symptoms are very unusual with wool. So if in the past wool has made you itch it's likely to do so again. Try wearing a wool sweater. You'll find out soon enough if you are still allergic to wool.

In brief: Try before you buy

Most people who have wool allergy have itching with contact.
Patients with eczema can be especially sensitive to the itchy touch of wool. Nasal allergy & asthma symptoms are very unusual with wool. So if in the past wool has made you itch it's likely to do so again. Try wearing a wool sweater. You'll find out soon enough if you are still allergic to wool.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

If you no longer demonstrate symptoms to wool with recent prolonged exposures you may be able to tolerate that mattress.
You should discuss this in detail with your local allergy/immunology specialist.

In brief: Possibly

If you no longer demonstrate symptoms to wool with recent prolonged exposures you may be able to tolerate that mattress.
You should discuss this in detail with your local allergy/immunology specialist.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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