Can you have allergy to a fabric?

Can you have allergy to a fabric?

When speaking about allergies, the first ones that come to mind are allergies to some food or products like dairy or seafood, two of the most frequent ones. Other allergies like pollen or some flowers are also somewhat common, and we most likely know somebody who has some allergy, maybe even yourself.

But then, one question comes to mind. Can you have an allergy to fabric?

Many people have stated to be allergic to wool, which is the material that most people seem to have some problems with. But one has to know that being allergic to wool is quite rare, although it could happen.

What often happens the most common fabric-related allergy is to formaldehyde resins. This is used to make fabrics waterproof, more resistant and elastic, and also in elastics.

You can develop an allergy to this, so the advice would be to visit the doctor to make sure this causes the allergy or skin reaction and to look for other types of clothes that don’t have formaldehyde in their composition.

If you have that problem, looking for organic materials or their purest form is the best solution. Pure cotton, nylon, polyester or acrylic can be really helpful for you because they don’t have any formaldehyde resins, so you can ensure that an allergic reaction will not happen.

Also, today it is quite easy to find organic or pure cotton clothes since more and more brands are using them. For those who don’t want to spend lots of money, brands like H&M and C&A use organic cotton in some of their lines, so you can easily find very nice organic clothes.


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