I just realized after 5 months, im severely allergic to my baby. I get red bumbs, rashes and it REALLY itches just when i touch her. I cant get rid of her so i dont know what to do?
kyro298Glider SprinklesCO, USA15262 Posts
Apr 23 2012 : 11:54:51 PM
Keep her nails trimmed or else little waste particles are getting into your skin. You can also try topical Benadryl.
CountrynCraftyFace HuggerUSA427 Posts
Apr 24 2012 : 06:33:11 AM
Lilly what do you mean when you touch her? You literally can't touch her or you cant let her climb on you?
Apr 24 2012 : 08:05:30 AM
I have the same problem when mine scratches me. What I do is keep a bottle of hand sanitizer right by her cage and as soon as I'm done handling her I rub that all over when she walked. I let that dry for a few minutes and then I go wash my hands and arms really good with soap. Add a topical cream afterwards and that should stop the reaction. Wearing long sleeves may also help. I find that I only have a reaction if I get scratched. I have super sensitive skin though and my dogs have caused a similar reaction if they scratch me enough.
valkyriemomeGoofy GorillatoesUSA3478 Posts
Apr 24 2012 : 09:18:21 PM
There are some people who are allergic only when the glider touches them - ie: nails. There are others who are allergic when they touch their glider. It can get really serious, and sadly, rehoming is the only option there.
Apr 24 2012 : 10:18:11 PM
Im allergic to just about everything but surprisingly not to my glider, not his nails or his fur its amazing. I am however allergic to both my cats, my rat and my mouse but I love them none the less. Try washing your hands really well with antibacterial soap after handling your little ones, if you have a really bad reaction try benedryl it will make you tired though
lilangelsSuper Glider315 Posts
Apr 24 2012 : 10:33:23 PM
I break out in a terrible rash anytime my glider's nails get long and they scratch my skin when they climb on me. I take claratin daily to help and when the nails are nice and trimmed i don't have as much of a problem.