Most people know they should wash new clothing before wearing it, because of the products some stores and manufacturers apply. However, clothes don’t need to be new to cause issues. Even clothes you’ve worn a hundred times could cause problems. Clothing can be detrimental to a person’s health in a variety of ways, even leading to the flu or a bout of indigestion.


1. Contact Dermatitis

One of the most common skin reactions people develop is contact dermatitis. This condition causes a red, itchy rash after direct contact or an allergic reaction to a substance. The list of things that can cause contact dermatitis is nearly endless. Soaps, jewelry, fragrances, and even fabrics can be responsible. Clothing materials and laundry products can both lead to an uncomfortable rash.

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