Clinical research conducted in Australia[i] has revealed that superfine Merino wool reduces the severity of eczema in children.
Clinical trials examining the effects of superfine Merino wool on atopic dermatitis, Australian researchers[ii] found that superfine Merino wool clothing reduced the severity of paediatric mild-moderate atopic dermatitis. The study concludes that traditional management guidelines classing all wool-based clothing as irritants should be modified to include superfine merino wool as a recommended clothing choice in childhood atopic dermatitis.
Eczema sufferers have particularly sensitive skin, often believing they are allergic to wool. However these Australian studies demonstrate the ultra-fine Merino garments are well tolerated by eczema sufferers and are indeed beneficial, with a reduction in eczema symptoms being seen after 3 to 4 weeks of changing to superfine Merino base layers garments.
Our Merino truly is skin loving. We’ve heard some rave reviews from some Smalls customers over the years with eczema-prone children, so its amazing to have that backed up by science.
[i] Research was conducted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Queensland Institute of Dermatology
[ii] Research was conducted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Queensland Institute of Dermatology