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hair in ear?!

Gillian

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Hi all,
Something odd, has happened. For about a week, I've had a painful, yet itchy lump inside my ear, right above my earlobe. At one point, wearing glasses was downright painful. Thinking it a "zit", I left it alone. However, these usually heal within a week. (besides, wiping it with Stridex was a unique experience in pain)
The Stridex reaction told me right away it wasn't a zit. Of course, I thought immediately about t hair. 3 days before I noticed this, my smithi was being a real hair kicker. I was fishing out cricks, and she kicked twice. I didn't feel anything hit, so paid no mind.
Then, about 4 days later, I was getting blouses out of my blondi's enclosure, and she kicked hair so bad, you could see it. After this, I moticed a bump below my eye, on my arm, and, on my ribs. (despite having a shirt on)
My question is, should I have the thing in my ear checked? Will it go away, on its own?
(btw, if this needs to be moved to watering hole, please go ahead)
Peace,
Gillian
 

Nixy

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I'd treat it for possible infection. It might be a T hair but it might be an ingrown hair.
If it's Real Real painful and Really bothering you, I'd get it checked, in case it's something other then a T hair.
 

MrT

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Gillian,
It should come to a head if its infected. Chances are it will clear on its own. IMO... The body has a way of taking care of these things. :)

Ernie
 

atavuss

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Hi Gillian, I would heartily recommend that you get a HEPA air filter and when you have to do any enclosure work with hair kickers run the thing on its high setting next to the enclosure. I have been doing this for some time now and if the t kicks any hairs you can actually see the hairs get sucked into the filter. since most of what I keep are aphonopelmas, grammostolas, and brachypelmas the HEPA filter really comes in handy.
can you imagine if one of those hairs had gotten in your eye/eyes? better to be safe than sorry.......
sorry if I sound a bit preachy here.
Ed
 

Immortal_sin

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I'd also recommend a HEPA filter, it works wonders...and I'm wondering.....what was your blondi doing with blouses?! hhahaahah! Is it wearing clothes now? =D
 

Nixy

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I definatly am going to invest in a HEPA. With the twin's collection growing at the rate it is. I have a feeling that my computer room will soon be the computer/tarantula room..

It Used to be the dining room....
 

Gillian

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Oh hell...:8o I meant boluses...
Anywho...I do believe I will invest in a filter. And, no, you don't sound preachy, atavuss.:) (truth be known, I've already dealt with hair in the eye) At the risk of sounding gross..I was doing laundry, when I felt a sharp pain in my ear. I put my hand up, to find a bit of blood. So, I guess it "popped" *ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww*! Still..will I get rid of my blondi? No..she's too damn cool....
Peace,
Gillian
 
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