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Allergic to waxworms?

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I have no idea if this will help, but there is a product called NuSkin that I use for bowling. Its basically a runny super glue that you can brush on your skin to prevent blisters and irritations. You may buy a bottle of that and try brushing that on the areas of your hands that appear to have the reaction. I am not sure if that would be enough of a barrier or not, but it might be a 2.00 solution to your problem that would not hamper your digits at all.
I buy mine right at the bowling alley, but I am sure you can get it elsewhere.

You might also just buy a travel sized bottle of hand sanatizer and use that after you handle them. Its got a high amount of alchohol and evaperates quickly and has no smell at all.
Hope that helps.

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Try the latex surgical medical gloves. They are light weight enough that they do not get in your way.

I have allergies that bother my hands too. I am not a doctor, but it may not be the waxies. It may be the bedding they pack them in or if they throw preservative or chemical in them to alter their color, etc.

Wash your hands real good when you get home and maybe use a handiwipe hand cloth on your hands a few times in the day. That or take a buddy along to bait your hook all day. smile.gif

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That Nu-Skin stuff can be bought at pretty much any pharmacy...(i.e; Walgreen's, Snyders, Target, WalMart, KameApart, Cub Foods, etc)...it's also known as Liquid Band-Aid in some parts....

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Is anyone else out there allergic to waxworms? The tips of my thumb and forefinger where I hold the waxies when baiting up are turning black and cracking. This only happens when fishing with waxies so I know its not just the cold. If anyone has had a similar experience and figured out how to keep it from happening, I would appreciate hearing about your solution. I really don't want to stop using waxies and wearing gloves makes baitng up a little difficult. Thanks,
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