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Posted by p-latex on July 21, 2000 at 11:58:09:

In Reply to: Possible allergy to polyster book covers posted by BEA on July 19, 2000 at 22:21:14:

: I recently started working in a library, and I've developed an acute case of what my doctor calls "contact allergy." Itches intensely, with tiny red bumps all over the insides of the arms, the breasts, and the thighs. At first I thought it was a new deodorant, but when I stopped using that, nothing changed. When I shelve books, I carry them in the crook of my arm, holding them against my chest. I'm pretty sure the book covers are made of polyster or some kind of polyurathane (I couldn't find the box at work). I'm taking prednisone, benadryl, and applying TAC cream, but it's pretty persistent. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? I thought for sure it was dust mites or paper mites, but the doctor doesn't think so.
you either have a chemical allergy or an allergy to latex-- this is my opion because this is what i haaave and the same things happen to me i have found a lot of products you can find in the store that help even more with clearing up the reaction. do not get me wrong you need medication is the allergic reaction is life threaatening but perdisone use on a regular bases will cause a gereat deal of problem itself. [email protected] if you want to chat- i am a beautician and skin is something i have learned a great deal about especially in the last five years because doctors could not heal my skin.

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