I get irritation whenever I wear woolen cloth, what should I do?
Hello, I am 19 years old. I get irritation whenever I wear woolen cloth, what should I do? I get itchy skin and rashes. Sometimes I also feel irritated eyes, runny nose and cough. Why is this happening with me? What is the reason behind? Please leave your comments.
@iraban Beginning in the 1930s, doctors considered wool an allergen. However, as testing for allergies became more common, many people had negative results for wool. This frequent finding led some researchers to propose that wool allergy was a myth and to begin to look for other factors that might be causing the symptoms. Wool allergy is believed to come from lanolin — a protective, waxy layer that covers every strand of sheep hair. Lanolin is a complex substance and is often added to cosmetics and ointments for its moisturizing properties. If you’re allergic to wool, you should avoid using or wearing it. Or, you can try wearing a thick underlayer to keep your skin from touching the wool. You may also need to avoid products such as moisturizers and cosmetics that contain lanolin. If you develop an allergic reaction, you can take antihistamine medication, such as Benadryl, to help your body recover.