This chemical is derived from the fleece of sheep. It is used as a vehicle in many topical medications, cosmetics, and skin care products. Wool alcohol is the portion of lanolin that is the allergen.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skincare products that contain this chemical, skin to skin transfer may occur to you.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
Lantrol (dewaxed lanolin)
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Cutting oil fluids
Pressure sensitive adhesives.
Wool fat, wool grease, wool wax
Metallic corrosion preventatives
Possible Occupational Exposures
Hairdressers & Cosmetologists
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.