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Thread: Polymer allergies?

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    WHY NOT A SNUBBIE? CUJOHUNTER's Avatar

    Question Polymer allergies?

    Saw my dermatologist yesterday about the occasional rashes I would get after shooting. I initially thought it was a reaction to gun powder or something like that but he concluded yesterday that it was a reaction to certain polymers and plastics. It usually occurs after a long shoot with polymer guns to a point that my palms sweat. Only when my palms sweat does this happen when I shoot poly guns. Everything else in life that I do doesn't affct it.

    He's not certain that's what it is but we did lots of tests and noticed that the rashes would appear only when I use poly guns and only if I sweat. Did the same test with gloves and no reaction so it's only with direct contact to polymer. Other plastics don't affect it just certain ones like maybe certain polymers that use certain fiberglass strands?

    I'm baffled. Anyone heard of this or know anything about it? Even though I only own a couple of poly guns,I want to still have the option to use them. Metal guns...no problem at all.

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    Marksman artabr's Avatar
    Your doc sounds like a 1911 fan.

    Seriously, that sucks.
    This is the first time that I've heard of a condition like this, but I guess anything is possible.





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    In times of trouble, not before.
    When troubles ended and all things righted,
    God is forgotten and the soldier is slighted.

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    oldbie

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    Quote Originally Posted by artabr View Post
    Your doc sounds like a 1911 fan. Seriously, that sucks.
    God's way of saying he made JMB for a good reason...
    For always roaming with a hungry heart much have I seen and know. - Ulysses

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    WHY NOT A SNUBBIE? CUJOHUNTER's Avatar
    Actually,he is an avid 1911 fan but my condition somethin he'd never seen before. He heard about it but never treated it.

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    coming soon bearfutedninja's Avatar
    ill take all your poly guns off your hands we wouldnt want you to get another rash

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    WHY NOT A SNUBBIE? CUJOHUNTER's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bearfutedninja View Post
    ill take all your poly guns off your hands we wouldnt want you to get another rash
    I knew this was coming...lol

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    Marksman artabr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CUJOHUNTER View Post
    I knew this was coming...lol
    It was only a matter of time.



    Art
    God and the soldier we like adore,
    In times of trouble, not before.
    When troubles ended and all things righted,
    God is forgotten and the soldier is slighted.

    Francis Quarles
    1592 - 1644
    ___________________

    These hands are neither cold nor dead!!

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    coming soon bearfutedninja's Avatar
    i had to try

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    Ed hdfinder47's Avatar
    Is this another Glock -hater tread?
    "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe."
    "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword [weapon], sell your cloak and buy one."

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