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hey guys, as gross as this sounds....I got a rash from anatomy lab :scared:
i just had my practical yesterday, so was living in the lab last week.... and had dissection this morning....then had class for an hour...came home, took a shower, and noticed a rash in my torso area.....

went to our clinic to get it checked out....the nurse had a good laugh :confused: ....gave me benadryl spray and sent me home

this happen to someone else?
 

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saanjana said:
hey guys, as gross as this sounds....I got a rash from anatomy lab :scared:
i just had my practical yesterday, so was living in the lab last week.... and had dissection this morning....then had class for an hour...came home, took a shower, and noticed a rash in my torso area.....

went to our clinic to get it checked out....the nurse had a good laugh :confused: ....gave me benadryl spray and sent me home

this happen to someone else?
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some get it from nitrile, some from latex, some from embalming fluid. Try to eliminate each one as a possible cause.
 

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I became bug-eyed during my semester of gross anatomy. I developed rashes around my eyes and on my face, I think from the constant fumes of leaning over the cadaver.......man I don't miss those days at all!! :eek:
 

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Rohen is a good alternative for studyins sans 1000 hours in the lab...just fyi.
 
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thanks for the Rohen suggestion.....but with my inability to go 2D to 3D, I'd fail my practical like no other if i stopped going to lab....the rash is getting better...but i hope it wasn't from some bug bites!

latex is ruled out for sure....the rash is nowhere near my hands...more around the waist....how do i know if its from the nitrile or embalming fluid...actually...what are those? :confused:

urgh! i hate this....
 

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I had a rash running up both arms throughout anatomy, had to be some chemical they used, I dont have any problems with latex or nitrile gloves.
 

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Nitrile is the chemical typically used to make "latex-free gloves". They are often purple or blue in color.

A girl in our class had developed a latex allergy in gross lab. I don't know all the details, but she had to use a full "haz-mat suit" with a respirator for the rest of the lab, in addition to the entire lab being made "latex-free".
 

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saanjana said:
hey guys, as gross as this sounds....I got a rash from anatomy lab :scared:

...took a shower, and noticed a rash in my torso area.....
The rash is caused by rubbing the affected area on the cadavers :D
 
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JAMMAN said:
The rash is caused by rubbing the affected area on the cadavers :D
:smuggrin:



ps - that still doesn't explain all of it! hehe
 

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I had a rash once... oh did I say that out loud? :D If your schhol is anything like mine, then no expense is spared for student safety. I mean they spend nothing.