Skincare and alpha-gal
A blog reader recently wrote to ask if we knew of any connection between skin products containing lanolin or milk proteins and allergic reactions. She is alpha-gal positive and has had itching on her hands and face after using products with those ingredients. Before she became alpha-gal positive, she did not have any issues with lanolin or milk proteins on her skin. The reader recently stopped using any products with these ingredients and has not had any itching since then. It is possible that such products contain a small amount of alpha-gal. Has anyone else had this problem?