itchy palm

mercury904

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im not sure if im allergic to something or maybe just a coinsidence coz i have this parahybana that just molted i scanned the molt to identify its gender,its still a bit slimmy when i held it for an inspection,then after a few minutes my fingers went itchy as if i had caterpillar's hair :confused: or maybe the molt's hair went to my palm
 

AudreyElizabeth

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You can pick up urticating hair from a molt. Seems like you have a bad reaction to the bristles, at least from Lasiodora parahybana.
 

mercury904

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You can pick up urticating hair from a molt. Seems like you have a bad reaction to the bristles, at least from Lasiodora parahybana.
oh! yeah it became milder now,what i can feel now are the mild bruises that was made after me scratching my palm :embarrassed:
 

shanebp

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Yeap you've definitely come into contact with some U-hairs! Congratulations, it probably won't be your last ;D
 

webbedone

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better get used to it, i found out the hard way! Zinc Oxide helps me calm the itch down, other than that any other anti itch should do just fine!
 

shanebp

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I'm lucky I haven't gotten haired yet.. but its coming for me eventually. Brachys ftw!
 

malevolentrobot

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I'm lucky I haven't gotten haired yet.. but its coming for me eventually. Brachys ftw!
you are very lucky if your Brachypelma spp. have yet to hair you. i've had all of mine try it at least once, and many are repeat offenders. stupid kicky NW T's.... :wall:

i've heard parahybana hairs are some of the worst. thankfully, mine is not yet to the size where it can nail me really good with a nice kicking like my brachys, but i'm sure thats all in good time, yeah?

sorry OP, i haven't found any remedy to help you get through it yet. the hot/cold water method seemed promising, but did not work on me.
 

shanebp

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you are very lucky if your Brachypelma spp. have yet to hair you. i've had all of mine try it at least once, and many are repeat offenders. stupid kicky NW T's.... :wall:

i've heard parahybana hairs are some of the worst. thankfully, mine is not yet to the size where it can nail me really good with a nice kicking like my brachys, but i'm sure thats all in good time, yeah?

sorry OP, i haven't found any remedy to help you get through it yet. the hot/cold water method seemed promising, but did not work on me.
Lol yeah i'm getting half decently lucky :) Did I mention that I do have an LP as well? Woo NW Hairkickers!
 

LirvA

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I've read on here that putting your hand in/under really hot water helps.
 

hassman789

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I have a curly hair and I've never been haired! I've seen it do some wimpy attemps (not like it was actualy trying) but thats about it. But My GBB sling is already kicking... Oh boy...
 

JuGGaL0K0W

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just a suggestion, Do not use hot water use cold. Hot water opens your pores allows the hairs to do more damage. A insulation trick my dad taught me.
 

Suidakkra

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When I first started to really get into T's , I ended up with several of the Brachypelmas and all three of the more popular Lasiodoras (para,difficilis,klugi). I never had one issue of a reaction to the U-hairs.

At first I thought hah, I must be "immune" to the U-hairs, a few weeks after I started my collection, I started to notice itching after cage maintenance, or even feeding and watering.

Now , I cant even open the lid without breaking out. :(

I have read (sorry I cannot remember where) that the reactions do get worse over time, and its quite the opposite of what many think of "building an immunity".

Of course there are those rare few out there with bullet proof skin, unfortunately as I found out, New Worlds are Kryptonite :D
 
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kevin91172

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just a suggestion, Do not use hot water use cold. Hot water opens your pores allows the hairs to do more damage. A insulation trick my dad taught me.
I work in a fiber glass factory and this is great method using cool water to shower with ,also a roll of tape handy to pull out fiber/hairs
 

AprilH

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I would buy a box of disposable gloves. I was having issues from the hairs when I cleaned out cages, so I use them for all my cage maintenance (cleaning, etc, not feeding/watering) and my reactions have not gotten worse.
 

Scorpionking20

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Even if hot water makes it worse, it's FEELS sooooo good!! I use big yellow kitchen gloves even when entering a container for maintenance. Somehow though I still get some on me...
 
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