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Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:10 pm

This is the face of Epoxy Sensitivity! Any Questions?

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by neel thompson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:35 pm

Wow.... That's not good... You better stay away fron that stuff. How long before it goes away?

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by chugalug » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:45 pm

Wow .that makes you look like a grumpy ol' man.is that from the new stuff? or even sanding the cured stuff? :|
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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:53 pm

This is new. Very little, outdoor, with a mask. But, old filter cartridges. A shot of steroids and epinephrine and six days of steroid tablets. (So much for the Olympics.) The point is be careful. It hurts.

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by chugalug » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:59 pm

Sorry,Bill. I wasn't trying to be funny.just wondering if that was from just being around it(maybe inside boat )or direct resin contact.?
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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:11 pm

No offense was taken.

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Roberta » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:23 pm

God speed the recovery, Bill. It is frightening how some people are so viciously attacked by epoxy.

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Brad Tucker » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:25 pm

Dang Bill, I knew you were sensitized to it. I hope you get better quickly.

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:02 pm

Last night I had to sleep it the recliner. If I laid down I soon could not open my right eye. After I went to the doctor I got on the couch for a nap. It will be OK.

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Roberta » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:22 pm

I wonder if Benadryl would help. It is an antihystimine. It helps all kinds of swelling.

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by PeterG » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Wow Bill, I hope you recover quickly! I've heard of people being sensitized to epoxy but hadn't seen anyone have a reaction before.
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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by chugalug » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:43 pm

Any chance it's something else?poison ivy,oak or sumac. :?:
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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:50 pm

Nope. I'll go through what you can do, later. But, you need to go at least to a Doc-in- a-box. the next day.

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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by slug » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:07 am

Bill; As I've reported before, I became sensitized many years ago and had to change careers because of it. I was afraid I would not be able to continue with my boat building hobby, but after a few years, MAS came out with a low toxin epoxy that has worked for me . I've built the Titan and the Gentry since with no side effects, so there is hope. I must point out I was never as sensitive as Bill, but started with "itchy and scratchy", first indications.
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Re: Epoxy Sensitivity

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:50 am

This what you need to do.
1. Get any epoxy off of your skin and hands. Don't use solvents! That may just push it into your skin. Vinegar works ok.
2. Shower and wash your eyes with Baby Shampoo.
3. Anti-histamine such as Benadryl.
4. Ice packs.
5. Go to a doctor. The doctor may give you a steroid shot and an epinephrine shot. Probable will prescribe an oral steroid. This is a decreasing dose over several days

The worst part is having to listen to your wife and friends advice. You are already aware that your eyes look back. They should see them from your side.

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