wodesorel Posted April 14, 2012 Share Posted April 14, 2012 I knew going into this that I have a strong allergy prick test to cockroaches. I assume it was from the hell-hole of an apartment that I was born into and lived for the first few years. The stories of the wars between the roaches and the mice that my mom told me were epic. Haven't been exposed to them since, so I was bit surprised at how strong it was. (Much worse than dogs, and dogs can turn me into a walking welt farm.) When I was presented with the chance to get hissing cockroaches and dubias last fall I jumped at it, and for several months I never had a single issue with handling either species. No allergy reactions, no skin reactions. So I ordered me some wonderful new species from Zephyr and now have a cockroach species explosion upstairs. None of the new species are bothering me except for the lats. I'm wondering now if it's the amount of roaches that I'm going to have problems with rather than the kind. I have to admit I never really gave much thought to what people are allergic to - the skin flakes off of the roaches. Anyways, since I'm still new to this whole roach thing I was wondering if anyone else out there had severe allergies and if they had any tricks that might help alleviate symptoms? A stuffy nose is one thing, but when I went to feed the lats last night I had to run for my inhaler as it triggered a pretty bad asthma attack. I seem to be okay being in the room with them, but I can't get into the container without having a problem. I can't get rid of them as I desperately need them for the baby scorplings, so I just have to find a way to live with it. Any help would be very much appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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