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Atopic Dermatitis Study # Forefront

Wool clothing may be perceived as a poor choice for use by individuals with sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis (eczema). This investment examined the impact of wearing fine Merino wool clothing on a range of atopic dermatitis factors. Wearing Merino wool clothing provided improvements in the severity of atopic dermatitis as well as quality of life in atopic dermatitis patients and did not produce any negative cutaneous effects compared with wearing standard clothing.

Project date

1 Aug 2016-30 Jun 2019

Principal investigator

Dr Joseph Fowler

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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