• -- weird rashes on skin after holding lizards --

    From hana.glavan@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Pete Howard Rn on Thu Feb 21 18:49:58 2019
    On Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Pete Howard Rn wrote:
    It sounds like an allergic reaction with secondary bacterial infection.
    An allergy happens after an initial exposure to the allergen. In my
    case, I developed an allergy to crickets after feeding them for years to
    my lizards. My first time reaction was so severe, I had to use a
    powerful steroid to counteract the allergen, a protein in cricket chiton
    (the exoskeleton). I keep getting little rashes from the claw marks I
    get from the lizards. The chiton remains unchanged during digestion, and
    is picked up on the lizard claws by incidental contact with feces dust
    in the cage. I wash the scratches with soap and water, and if I still
    get a reaction,I use an over-the-counter cream like hydrocortisone. Be
    aware of your reaction. If it gets worse, seek medical attention.



    Hey, found this chain because I think I'm also allergic to my lizard's substrate, but I couldn't help but notice the nam myoho renge kyo, I'm in the SGI as well, small world!

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