Sheep Wool

Sheep wool allergy is commonly mistaken for a reaction to the wool fibers themselves, but it's usually sensitivity to lanolin (wool grease) or other substances within the wool that triggers allergic responses. These responses can occur when wearing clothing made from sheep's wool or when exposed to wool in other products....

Sheep Wool

When should I consider testing for Sheep Wool allergy?

Testing for a sheep wool allergy is suggested if you experience skin irritation or other allergic symptoms when wearing wool clothing or using wool-containing products.

What are common symptoms of Sheep Wool allergy?

  • Itchy skin or rashes
  • Redness or hives on contact areas
  • Sneezing or runny nose if allergic to lanolin
  • Watery eyes
  • Asthma symptoms, in some cases

What causes Sheep Wool allergy reactions?

Reactions to sheep wool are often due to lanolin or other allergens present in the wool, not the wool fiber itself.

How can I manage Sheep Wool allergy symptoms?

Managing a sheep wool allergy involves avoiding wool products, choosing hypoallergenic materials, and using skin creams or medications to treat any allergic skin reactions.

Test(s) that measure/test for Sheep Wool

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