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Does flame resistant clothing aggravate eczema?

Is it possible that among other health concerns that surrounds the use of flame resistant chemicals, that these chemicals would also aggravate eczema leading to more breakouts?
In Topics: Physical Health
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jan 25, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

It is a great question.  Flame retardant clothing was one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century for child safety. Eczema can be aggravated by wool and natural fibers as well. Cotton or blends with loose fitting clothing work the best. The chemicals themselves bother eczema on a case by case basis. Wash them first before waring and avoid fragrance and softeners in the wash.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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