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Cat allergy and second hand sweater

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Heath3 Mon 23-Oct-17 12:20:51

Hi Everyone,

I have bad cat allergy and I ended up buying a second hand cashmere sweater from a shop which triggered all my nasty symptoms. Unfortunately, I ended up washing this sweater with a bunch of others before realizing this. Is it game over for them? Does washing eliminate the allergens (or) would they have spread to the other clothing? Help!!!

PurplePillowCase Mon 23-Oct-17 12:25:08

do you react to cashmere as well? I do, can't wear it.

I don't think it has 'contaminated' the rest of the laundry, but I add another rinse&spin anyway due to eczema prone family.

when I receive clothes from family with cats, I wash separately once and then with the normal wash a second time.

Heath3 Mon 23-Oct-17 13:53:59

No I'm usually fine with cashmere. I'll do another wash and a double rinse and see if I'm OK. Thanks :-)

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