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Is it possible to be sensitive to cashmere?

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Spidergirl8 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:01:28

I have a couple of cashmere cardigans and a cashmere poncho. I feel a bit weezy when I wear them and sometimes my excema plays up. Does anyone get this??

Pagwatch Tue 23-Dec-14 20:04:45

I would imagine so.
DD is allergic to wool - gave her breathing problems and excema along with other triggers.
Ironically I had always bought her wool especially cashmere as I though it was better for her excema .
Her excema has gone now after excluding all the triggers. smile

Greengardenpixie Tue 23-Dec-14 20:06:10

I suppose you can be! :

www.ehow.com/facts_6152041_cashmere-allergies.html

Greengardenpixie Tue 23-Dec-14 20:11:15

..and interestingly found this:

Cashmere, wool or angora can cause contact dermatitis, a flare up of existing eczema or just make an allergic person itchy. Stay away from getting that luxurious set of cashmere socks or the pretty angora scarf, it may never even come out of the box. - See more at: www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/3900/47884/8-gift-don-holidays/#sthash.Q0eHxvRe.dpuf

Spidergirl8 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:20:11

Thanks pixie- explains a lot! Now what to do with my cashmere, some was ££ so don't want to just store it away. Maybe I'll try Ebay.....

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