Allergic Reaction

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  1. irshaad

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    Hi guys.. anyone ever have an allergic reaction to anything in their tank?
    I think i mite hav come into contact with some frogspawn toxins coz my hands and wrists have exploded with huge pimples (looks more like boils)
    Been to the doc, just a process of eliminating any causes now...
    This what my finger looks like, the pic not too clear tho:
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Puppy

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    Irshaad are u sure this came or was caused by the lps.
    What softies do u have ?
     
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    not sure if was caused by any of my corals, but just needed to make sure first.
    i have leathers, shrooms & xenia, and yellow scrolly.
     
  5. Warr7207

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    Seen this from Zoas
     
  6. Raven

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    Dude - my hands looked like this after I've handled my nemmie...
    more than once.:whistling:
    My hand looked like this for a week or so..

    Thats why you need to use gloves mate - even something like Zoa's can cause alot of damage to us humans....:lol:

    Go and check in the coral frag forum - in one of those there are a video where a guy mentioned a couple of incidents off corals causing irritations ext....If I'm not mistaken - even death...But I'm not sure...So don't take my word for that - go and search for it. I can't remember the thread....
     
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    please don't get me wrong here - I'm not saying that you're going to die!;)
    But some of the corals might be very toxic - even for humans...
     
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    Very very important to wear surgical gloves when working in the tank. (I should be the last one to speak)
     
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    I wonder how many of us actually do wear surgical gloves (i know i dont...)
    But yes it is important....just ask irshaad what is the results in not wearing it....;)

    Maybe start a poll to findout who is doing the right thing?
     
  10. gaboon

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    Is it painful, itchy?
     
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    i never wear gloves but when i toach a slime sps my fingers get swollen up and numb
     
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    that sucks mate, i think i'm impervious to all this stuff, you remember the rock incident?:) i sometimes touch my frogspwan cause its so soft an squishy:) only thing i would worry about is the nennie, but then again not really. but i'm not encouraging it all, just saying.
     
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    lucky you dude, just don't touch zoa's and put your finger in your mouth
     
  14. irshaad

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    Its itchy, will definitely be using gloves from now on.
    Where can i find loooong gloves from in cpt?
     
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    but they taste nice[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Try out you local pharmacy.
     
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    i've had a really bad reaction to a nenny and bristleworm stings.... ended up at the ER with this swollen hand...

    Dischem sells gloves in boxes... cheap cheap
     
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    no problems with reaction to my tank but my wallet has a huge reaction to my LFS.
     
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    That looks bad.Use the middle finger next time:whistling:
     
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    ouch
     
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    I think diff ppl react diff to these things as i used to touch my nemmie often and used to feed it by hand.i touch my frogspawn and torch corals a few times and no ill effects however both with the nemmie and lps i always wash off the slime that gets left on your hands.maybe not washing after working in tank is the problem??
     
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