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PostSubject: senceative to grosea hair   7/13/2008, 12:30 pm

When i cleaned my t cage my hands turn red a start to itch really bad shes not flicking thou any one know what it could be i held her once and it the samething went down with the red hands i have been thinking about giving it back to the pet shop and geting a snake instead but i like my grosea so if i could find a way around this that would be cool ive tried gloves and it just happent on my arm instead
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PostSubject: Re: senceative to grosea hair   7/13/2008, 12:55 pm

i have no idea! that really is confusing. Maybe you are allergic somehow?
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PostSubject: Re: senceative to grosea hair   7/13/2008, 1:58 pm

i get this i get this!!!!!!

Its called urticaria!!!! If there are trace parts of urticating hairs and you unknowingly have sensitive skin... 1 small piece of hair can trigger a reaction that will not only inflame the localised area of contamination but also spread further up the limb. In serious cases this can spread throughout the whole body. the rash can be just red skin or raised hives and blotches which can feel like they're burning.

Basically its an extreme allergy reaction...

I have to take strong antihistamines every day but its not just caused by tarantula's but also other chamicals, quick temperature changes and excess pressure (the really bad type of urticaria where i can go into shock)

Its just that your body produces too much histamine to certain things it thinks is a threat. easily cured by antihistamines and menthol aquious cream. and if you drive or operate machinery there are some new antihistamines on the market by prescription only that are non drowsy.
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PostSubject: Re: senceative to grosea hair   7/13/2008, 2:36 pm

Yep -- either the hairs themselves can trigger it, or they have chemicals on them that induce the allergic response. I know an entomologist who handled a dead T. blondi that had been soaking in alcohol and he had a rash that lasted for several days.

So pretty much any new-world T will do this to you. The best bet is to have them only as "display" specimens and not for handling. For tank maintenance, maybe you can have a friend who's not an arachnophobe help you out?

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PostSubject: Re: senceative to grosea hair   7/13/2008, 3:32 pm

thats ashame. i dont know if im allergic to T hairs, but i guess i find out sometime! im hoping to get T's in the future.
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PostSubject: Re: senceative to grosea hair   7/13/2008, 4:02 pm

well dont let it put you off its easily rectified by some mild medication. i'm just awkward and have a serious skin condition.... not that i have let it stop me having T's in the house.

But all urticating hairs will give some kind of rash regardless of allergy. comes with the territory unfortunatly. I've had our chile rose flick at me but because i take antihistamines i didn't come up in a rash... cant even remember it itching either!!!
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