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   Posted 2/6/2007 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
just to preface, i've been working at this deli for 5 years on and off.

the other day after washing dishing i started feeling this tingling on my upper wrist/ thumb area which at first glance looked like my hair follicles were darker a bit but i didn't notice anyting else. shortly after i noticed that the area had become read and irritated looking. i didn't think much of it, i assumed it'd go away. however in the past 8 days it hasn't left, but has slowly spread. very slowly spread though. gotten better and worse. its only in the past day started itching a bit. the thing is if its a allergy i need to figure out what caused it.

i'm fair skinned and my skin has been really dry lately, more so the area that has been affected.

the only thing i can think of is the rags we use up at work. we ran out of paper towels and i had been using these rags that we get from a commercial cleaning company that recycles/cleans them. that and the latex glove brand has changed, but the gloves we used before were i believe latex.

i've got a hyrdrocortisone prescription strength gel and the usual cut/scrape gel for healing.

basically what is the procedure for deciding whether or not to go to the doctor? i know you cant tell me yes or no, but any advice would be appreciated.
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