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#1 of 5 Old 10-20-2013, 11:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
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DS has developed a pretty itchy and severe rash over the past couple of weeks.  It is primarily on his legs, but also on his arms and a little on his torso as well.  I've been wracking my brain to try and figure out what we've done differently that may have caused this.

 

Recently I ran out of Lanisoh in the middle of lanolizing one day and picked up some store brand lanolin to finish doing his longies.  We have been using wool for almost a year and have never had a problem before.  Is it possible that DS is allergic to some brands of lanolin and not others?  I've been doing some internet research and it seems that Lanisoh claims that due to the level of processing/purification that it is hypoallergenic.  So, maybe the store brand isn't?  I'm grasping at straws here!  And then of course I've been putting lotion on his legs which probably contains lanolin as well...

 

Does anyone have any ideas, suggestions?  We love our wool and I really don't want to give it up.  Can I strip the lanolin out of the woolies and re-lanolize with Lanisoh or another recommended brand?  Please help!

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Hmmm....Maybe bumping this up will get you some answers


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Lotion contains all kinds of things he could be allergic to. I can't use any kind of lotion especially the "natural" ones because my littlest one was allergic to coconut oil...I knew something in our diet was still bothering him, but when he broke out all over minutes after I applied coconut oil to his skin, that was definitive. I basically can't put anything made of a nut or seed on his skin, or in his body. My older kids broke out in massive rashes one time when I put Epsom Salts and a touch of Baby Oil in their bath. It was the fragrance in the baby oil. Never again.

 

So I would try stopping all lotions and creams, and just use water to wash him, so that his skin isn't being dried out, and see what happens from there. If it persists, look into food allergies. Of course, it could actually be allergy to lanolin itself. Anything's possible. My kid can't have palm oil or coconut oil or olive oil, either eaten, or applied topically, so the old ideas about what people could or couldn't react to, are out the window.

 

Best wishes from a veteran food allergy/topical allergy/chemical sensitivity mom.


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YES. I am allergic to lanolin & wool, but can use that Lanishohl brand.
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I did strip the woolies and switch back to the Lansinoh and haven't had any more problems.  We don't use any lotions and only occasionally use coconut oil.  So far this seems to be working, but it's clear we're dealing with sensitive skin here!

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