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Old 12-26-2003, 03:54 PM   #11
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I agree with the above. It sounds like an allergic reaction. I actually have scars on my forearms from allergic reactions from touching corals. LPS's in particular have an effect on me. I can die from anaphylactic shock if I get stung by a bee. If you are that sensitive like myself, definately wear gloves.
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:37 PM   #12
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If you are that sensitive like myself, definately wear gloves.
I am not sensitive as far as alergic reactions at all. I think that **** bristle worm got a piece of me, i just havent had time to go to the doctor, but the little bumps have gone away and the itching stop, now the only thing is where the bumps used to be it hurts like hell when i press it, kind of like an internal bruise that you cant see. I think its from the puss/infection that the bristles left. but im no doctor. anyway ill keep u guys posted on what happens. thanks for all of the advice!
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Old 12-29-2003, 01:32 PM   #13
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has any one tryed those traps to catch Bristle worms? i would like to know if the work or not.
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:12 PM   #14
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Did you see bristles sticking out of those exact spots? If you were actually stung, it would be no question....they do not leave one or two bristles but rather a whole BUNCH that are impossible to miss. I brushed up against one a few weeks ago, and my finger looked like a toothbrush. Those bumps are mentioned frequently on the net though...and they are most often caused by reactions to "stuff" in the water or touching corals. Regardless, gloves would keep any such thing from occurring again and protect your tank from contaminants as well.
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:36 AM   #15
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if you did in fact brush up against a bristle worm, then you could still be feeling the effects of the bristles. I don't know how probable this is, but if the bristles went in and an angle, say nearly parallel to your skin, then they could just be making a very slow progression into your skin and thats why you didn't have any iritation at first. Then the scratching of the area may have hurried their movement beneath the skin and are now under the skin. Many animals have these types of barbed skewers that continually work their way in deeper and deeper.

I would HIGHLY recommend seeing a doctor if these areas continue to be that sore to the touch. (wether it be from bristles or not) if you have some sort of infection under the skin you need to have it corrected SOON.
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ouch, see a doctor, you dont want your hand falling off now do you
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