Allergy to wool: fact or fiction? Most medical authorities agree that true wool allergy is rare. However, as a person who has been "allergic to wool" all her life, I can attest that some of us experience great discomfort from contact with wool.
Wool alcohols contact allergy Wool alcohols, wool fat, anhydrous lanolin, lanolin alcohol, wool wax and wool grease are just some of the terms used interchangeably with lanolin. In this article we will use wool alcohols, as it is this fraction of lanolin that is the main cause of contact allergies.
Wool Allergy According to medical experts, a true wool allergy is very rare. What many people confuse as a wool allergy is actually known as wool sensitivity.