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Allergy to bearded dragon?

Galexy jackson

Hatchling Dragon
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Hello I have a bearded dragon named journey... when she spikes me and anytime I handle her I get really itchy all over I also get small rashes where she or her tail has touched.... can someone please tell me if they know if I'm allergic to her.
Thank you.
 

Sadie

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Hello I have a bearded dragon named journey... when she spikes me and anytime I handle her I get really itchy all over I also get small rashes where she or her tail has touched.... can someone please tell me if they know if I'm allergic to her.
Thank you.
I have also posted this in general bearded dragon discussion...
What is Journey on for substrate --- we need to rule out what shes touching to make sure its actually HER your allergic to --- it could be something shes coming in contact w/ and not actually her --- you can bathe her in some non scented baby shampoo to get what ever is on her then test to see if you break out again but you need to hold her right out of the bath so she hasnt had time to touch anything --- if you dont then its something shes coming in contact w/ in the tank --- if you still do then yes you probably are allergic to her try that and see what happens
 

Galexy jackson

Hatchling Dragon
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What is Journey on for substrate --- we need to rule out what shes touching to make sure its actually HER your allergic to --- it could be something shes coming in contact w/ and not actually her --- you can bathe her in some non scented baby shampoo to get what ever is on her then test to see if you break out again but you need to hold her right out of the bath so she hasnt had time to touch anything --- if you dont then its something shes coming in contact w/ in the tank --- if you still do then yes you probably are allergic to her try that and see what happens
We use the carpet and it is cleaned regularly
 

Galexy jackson

Hatchling Dragon
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What is Journey on for substrate --- we need to rule out what shes touching to make sure its actually HER your allergic to --- it could be something shes coming in contact w/ and not actually her --- you can bathe her in some non scented baby shampoo to get what ever is on her then test to see if you break out again but you need to hold her right out of the bath so she hasnt had time to touch anything --- if you dont then its something shes coming in contact w/ in the tank --- if you still do then yes you probably are allergic to her try that and see what happens
She cant be in any type of sand or anything because of her eye problems...
 

Sadie

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She cant be in any type of sand or anything because of her eye problems...
I agree---- the carpet maybe harboring bacteria that your allergic to --- please do the bathing thing first --- if you are not getting a reaction from her after that then it may be the carpet -- it is trial and error to figure out cause --- if it is the carpet change it out to some textured NON adhesive shelf liner -- from Walmart or your local home improvement store --- cut to the size of your tank and clean w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 solution ---
 

Galexy jackson

Hatchling Dragon
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I agree---- the carpet maybe harboring bacteria that your allergic to --- please do the bathing thing first --- if you are not getting a reaction from her after that then it may be the carpet -- it is trial and error to figure out cause --- if it is the carpet change it out to some textured NON adhesive shelf liner -- from Walmart or your local home improvement store --- cut to the size of your tank and clean w/ vinegar/ water 50/50 solution ---
I will and we are having a very hard time finding that liner if you could find a link for me I would appreciate it
 

Galexy jackson

Hatchling Dragon
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Hello everyone sorry I lost my password and just found it I just washed my beardie and put her on my arm I did not get itchy or get a rash so far I would appreciate it if @Sadie would send me a link for the tank liner again... I thank everyone for their input.
 
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