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What is Wool alcohol allergy?

What is Wool alcohol allergy?

  • Wool alcohol allergy: A Wool alcohol allergy refers to an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to wool alcohol which is the allergenic portion of lanolin. Lanolin is derived from sheep fleece. Wool alcohol is used mainly in cosmetics and topical creams and lotions. Exposure is usually through skin and oral contact and hence results mainly in skin and mouth symptoms.

Wool alcohol allergy: Introduction

What causes Wool alcohol allergy?

Causes of Wool alcohol allergy: see causes of Wool alcohol allergy
Cause of Wool alcohol allergy: Sources of wool alcohol exposure include: cosmetics, sunscreen, lipstick, shaving cream, toiletries, pharmaceutical products such as medicated shampoos and steroid creams, and paper, leather, textiles, lubricants and printing ink.

What are the symptoms of Wool alcohol allergy?

Symptoms of Wool alcohol allergy: see symptoms of Wool alcohol allergy

How is it treated?

Treatments for Wool alcohol allergy: see treatments for Wool alcohol allergy

Name and Aliases of Wool alcohol allergy

Main name of condition: Wool alcohol allergy

Other names or spellings for Wool alcohol allergy:

Chemical allergy [Wool alcohol]


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