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Date: 11/13/13 10:53 PM

I found out that i am allergic to wool, at least to wool blankets darn so many lovely ones wool fabrics out there (LOL) is there a way to test out if I'm allergic to GARMENT wools. Some one told me to buy small swatches and put in my bra and see if a rash breaks out, has anyone tried this method? Can i just underline it and be okay. I know this is probably too broad a question,but does anyone have any guidance for me? Are some garment wool fabric better than others?

Thanks for any ideas
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Date: 11/13/13 11:13 PM

I am allergic to all wool...even garment wool...so is a sister and a daughter. I personally would not want to have a rash in my bra area so I would not recommend that sort of test.

100% wool is more reactive than a wool blend...but even a wool blend is just as reactive if in longer contact with skin. Having a barrier fabric for such items as for a skirt, coat, sweater...but hands need to button buttons or zip zippers and will become reactive...and contribute to skin reactions on face etc if touched by hands after touching wool.

Everyone's allergies are reactive differently so I hope you find your best perspective of what works for you. I personally have to avoid ALL wool...sad as that is. And...I am allergic to Lanolin and mutton...so no lamb chops for me as well.
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Date: 11/13/13 11:23 PM

The old way to test was to tape a piece to the inside of your forearm. I can't tolerate tape, but the wool is fine!
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Date: 11/14/13 12:42 PM

Thanks for the tip regarding tape on the arm. Okay maybe new technology with fabric has a wool- look alike that i might like (lol)
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