Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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