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Skin reaction RE fungicides/insecticides

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by americanlawn, May 21, 2007.

  1. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    For the past four years or so, I have experienced redness/blistering on parts of my hands during the season when I use Banner or Compass fungicides, as well as Scimitar & Crosscheck insecticides.

    Two years ago, I went to a dermatologist, and he prescribed Clobetasol Propionate USP, 0.05%. I use this cream periodically, and it "contains" the problem during the growing season. My symtoms go away during the winter, but symptoms always return the following spring.

    I wear spray gloves, but I only clean them thoroughly every two weeks or so.

    I know this is an allergy that my other employees do not seem to have a problem with ??? It seems to be only me.

    Bottom line: Anybody having these skin allergies? Thanks.
  2. turfsolutions

    turfsolutions LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    Try using blue Nitrile Gloves. (like surgeons gloves) A box of 100 cost around $12.00. I go through a box every 2 rounds. Maybe that will help.
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

    You are using unlined gloves-right? Try throwing them in the washer with your spray clothes--keep 6 pair on hand so you can have clean gloves every day.
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,859

    Hi RigglePLC.....good idea. I'm gunna try it. (looks like I mistakenly posted this one twice - oops).
  5. Grassworks Inc.

    Grassworks Inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 95

    I have an employee who has a reaction problem with Forbid miticide, otherwise no problems.

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