She did have faint red marks and a bit of a spotted rash around the leg openings of wool covers we used but at the time I didn't connect it to the wool. It was when she reacted to the lanolin that I figured out what caused the rash and redness.
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I switched back to my old detergent and wash routine and the problem went away. I at first thought it was the wool covers - glad it wasn't.
Moral of the story: Make sure you rule other changes out before you blame the wool.
I appreciate all of your responses. Pilesoflaundry, when you say typical allergic, pimply rash, do you mean red with raised bumps? Can anyone else describe their dc's allergic response to wool?
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|I appreciate all of your responses. Pilesoflaundry, when you say typical allergic, pimply rash, do you mean red with raised bumps? Can anyone else describe their dc's allergic response to wool?|
I meant like red, pimply bumps when I used lansinoh and anything with lanolin in it, with covers she just got a rashy look on her skin where it touched her. The covers gave her more of a heat rash looking rash, probably because it's less lanolin then directly putting pure lanolin on her skin.
From some things I've read it's a rare allergy, my mom is also allergic to it so I suppose if it really is rare there is something genetic about it. For us we know it is definitely the lanolin because we tried it pure on her skin.
If you want to keep at it I would try borrowing or buying a undyed, organic cover like already mentioned. That is usually how you can rule out dyes or other issues causing the problem. Good luck!!!
I'm not sure what/where your dd's rash is Theresa, so I cannot compare. In terms of what your doc will say, hopefully it'll be something like what mine said. She said that when she was an adolescent they used cloth on her nephew--pins & all. She thought that snappis were pretty cool.
Best wishes figuring out your dd's rash.