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Allergic to dyes

Posted by piasano (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 25, 12 at 14:31

I've had to stop crochetting due to allergies. I even switched to using string for awhile. The reaction still happens, just not as quickly or as severely.

Has anyone else had this problem, and how did you resolve it?


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RE: Allergic to dyes

Have you tried a different kind of fiber? Different fibers have to be dyed with different chemistry If you've been using man-made fibers, try natural fibers. Try fibers dyed with plant dyes.


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RE: Allergic to dyes

Maybe there is sizing in the yarn. Try washing it before using it.

What kind of reaction are you having? Skin rashes, runny nose?

Eileen


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RE: Allergic to dyes

I have allergic asthma. My hands itch and swell, I become congested, and then, cannot breathe well. I did wash crochet string and wind it around a Christmas light holder to dry. I haven't tried crochetting with it, yet.


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