Determining Effects of Superfine Sheep wool in INfantile Eczema (DESSINE): a randomized paediatric crossover study
JC Su, R Dailey, M Zallmann, E Leins, L Taresch, S Donath, SS Heah, AJ Lowe
British Journal of Dermatology | WILEY | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Despite limited evidence, woollen clothing has traditionally been considered to be an irritant that should be avoided by individuals with atopic dermatitis (AD). Wool fibres come in a range of diameters, and have beneficial thermodynamic and moisture transport properties. OBJECTIVES: This study examines the effects of superfine merino wool on symptoms in participants with mild-to-moderate AD. METHODS: The trial was a 12-week, randomized, assessor-blinded, crossover, prospective, cohort study of 39 patients with mild-to-moderate AD, aged between 4 weeks and 3 years, comparing superfine merino wool ensembles with standard cotton clothing chosen by parents. Participants were assigne..View full abstract
The study was supported by The Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Ltd. in funding and supply of superfine merino woollen garments and fabric washes.