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Rubber Allergy (allergic to carba mix) - Why no rash on palms of hands?
kb13kb13 posted:
My father was recently diagnosed as having a type of rubber allergy, more specifically a contact allergy to carba mix. Carba Mix is a chemical that is used in the processing of rubber. He has been instructed to avoid contact with any products containing rubber. My father is carpenter and construction worker by profession, which makes it VERY difficult for him to avoid those types of products altogether.

My question is this... If he truly has a contact allergy to carba mix, why are the palms of his hands not affected? His symptoms consist of redness, rash, and itchiness mainly of this thighs, upper arms, waist area and calves. He has endless tools that have rubber grips/handles and such, however, he only experiences the itchy aftermath of handling such objects on various parts of his body, never the palms of his hands. Can someone please explain this to me?

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