Turning Archive 2006

Wood Allergy

Mark Kauder, Phenix City, AL
>For the last 6-8 weeks, I have been working with a good deal of Ebony. And unfortunately, I have found that I am allergic to it. It only manifests itself as 1) itching (some swelling) of the hands and forearms (where I get sanding dust on them (no effect on other parts of the body that get dust on - face, etc). The problem is less, if I go in every hour or so, and wash my arms well. 2) After prolonged itching and scratching, small bumps will raise and get small scabs on them (no doubt from the scratching).

I have found several remedies (one of the quickest, is some of the topical anestetic sore throat sprays). But I have to work with this stuff to finish a couple of projects, and to use up the $500+ inventory I have of it (going back to African Blackwood).

Question: Do any of you know if any of these "Liquid Glove" products would work to protect me in this instance?

Turnin' an a scratchin' down in hot Alabama.


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