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    It doesn't really itch much BUT it looks like it should itch a lot. It is just irritating and I can tell it is there. It looks worse than it actually is.
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    Exclamation Rash could mean an ALLERGY!

    GECKO ALLERGY UPDATE:

    So, once in a while I get link red itchy bumps when I handle a gecko. From other users here I believe it happens randomly when a gecko has especially sharp claws.

    I found out a couple weeks ago how serious this small thing can actually be. I had a cut on my forehead from an small accident. It was still an open wound and I had just put alcohol on it. Then I handled my geckos like usual. I reached up and touched the cut and had the worst allergic reaction ever!

    It was localized so I did not break out in hives all over nor did my throat swell up. BUT my forehead, eves and face swelled up really bad. I had to take 3 Benadryl every 6 hours for 3 days before it went down. Then I had to take 2 every 6 hours for two more days.

    My husband got me a box of disposable gloves to wear now when I handle my geckos. I wore them every time for about one week. Now I am back to normal but am very, very careful about washing my hands with soap and water and if I have a cut (even a paper cut) I will wear gloves.

    So here is a warning: If you get a rash at all.....that may mean that you have a serious allergy and just be careful!
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    Thanks for sharing! Long-sleeved shirts help.

    People can "grow" in and out of allergies. What affects one as a child may not affect one as an adult. At worst anaphylactic shock develops where breathing is severely impaired and is life-threatening! If this happens to you, seek medical attention right away.

    It would be interesting to know whether the "tendency" to have allergies is genetic.
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    I have similar problems. If I happen to rub my eye after handling mealworms, my eye will blow up. I also get a bit of a rash from my gargoyles and cresties, not from my leopard geckos. Gloves and a lot of judicious hand washing does help. Although people do grow out of some allergies and sometimes the reaction gets less serious as we acclimate, there also seem to be allergies where the reaction just gets worse over time. My mother had pretty severe allergies as did one of my brothers. Mine have developed later in life.

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    Shellfish Allergy! Turns out that If you are allergic to shellfish....you are probably allergic to mealworms. It can give you a rash but the most common problem it causes is BREATHING.

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