Wool might not be so bad for eczema after all
Wool might not be so bad for eczema after all.
That's the conclusion of two Australian studies that show superfine Merino wool may actually help reduce the severity of atopic dermatitis.
Wool came out on top in one study involving 39 children who wore Merino and 100% cotton for six weeks each.
The randomised, assessor-blinded trial found that children showed a significant decrease in eczema severity (oSCORAD) when they switched from cotton to wool. When they switched from wool to cotton, the condition worsened.