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I really hope you folks can help me out. I'm having difficulty searching for the info I need.<br><br>
DS1 has eczema and also a recently diagnosed dust mite allergy. I am trying to order a new pillow for him. I'm also concerned about the chemicals in a new pillow so I am looking for something organic or natural.<br><br>
I called Obasan (<a href="http://www.obasan.ca" target="_blank">www.obasan.ca</a>) and the pillow they suggested for a 3yo was their wool stuffed, slim loft pillow. I know that wool is good for people with dustmite allergies but it was my understanding that it is bad for people with eczema.<br><br>
The pillow has a wool filling with an organic cotton cover. It will have an organic cotton barrier cover and then a pillow case. Depending on how the barrier cover looks I may also get a light cotton pillow cover to protect the barrier cover.<br><br>
Anyone know the definitive answer on whether folks with eczema can use wool? Do you think that even if wool isn't recommended, that the stuffing will be buried under enough cotton that it will be ok?<br><br>
They also have nice wool-filled comforters and I would love to get one for him so I'm hopeful that wool is ok.<br><br>
As an aside, can anyone give me searching tips? I'm not sure how to search for multiple terms. For example, if I type in wool eczema, it gives me every post that mentions wool OR eczema. I want only posts that mention wool AND eczema.<br><br>
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I've heard that people tend to react to what commercial wool is treated with, rather then the wool itself. If its covered with organic cotton, is the wool untreated and organic? I would think that would lessen the chance of a reaction.<br><br>
I have a dust mite allergy, but I just use dust mite covers on my pillows (which I travel with) and that keeps me from having issues. I'm in the USA, but I've ordered the ones from here: <a href="http://www.natlallergy.com/cat/4/pillow-covers-dust-mite-proof-encasings.html" target="_blank">http://www.natlallergy.com/cat/4/pil...encasings.html</a> because I didn't want vinyl ones that they sell in the stores.<br><br>
I'm interested to hear what others say...
 

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Yes, it's organic, untreated wool. The sheep are fed organic food, graze on land that hasn't been used for farming, the farmer tucks them in at night (just kidding <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">). The wool itself doesn't have any kind of chemical treatment and they don't even allow the use of plastic during shipment of the wool. Here's a better link - the one for their home page is confusing: <a href="http://www.obasan.ca/frames_catalogue.htm" target="_blank">http://www.obasan.ca/frames_catalogue.htm</a> .<br><br>
Thanks for the link to National allergy - I'll check it out.<br><br>
ETA: Ok, the link still isn't great. Just scroll down to the bottom and click on "Get the Facts", then scroll down on that page until you get to the wool section.
 

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I can't speak for anyone else, but we have a lot of exzema in our house. Both Dd2 and myself have it and we both wear wool, wool soakers are the only thing that she can wear. I even use recycled wool for somethings and except for the odd one(I think the sweater was probably drycleaned) she was fine. I would imagine if the wool is untreated and won't be exposed it should be fine.
 
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