Rash from ducks??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Blondiega1, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Blondiega1

    Blondiega1 Songster

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    Okay, I know this may be an odd question.
    Anyone ever broke out in an itchy rash from your ducks??

    From the knee down, I got this red itchy (like crazy) rash that's come up.
    The only thing I can think of is that maybe it's from the ducks when they brush up against my legs when I feed them?

    Gonna try wearing pants when I feed them for a few days and see if rash clears up.
    I don't want to be allergic to my ducks! LOL
     
  2. OreoPlymothRock

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    i dont think you can be allergic to ducks. i think they might have fleas, ticks, mites, or something.
     
  3. Blondiega1

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    Thanks.
    Maybe wearing pants will help.
    I had no idea they could get fleas or ticks or mites!
    Any treatment for that and how would I know if they have them?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    My vet thinks that ducks don't get fleas, but fleas can be in their bedding. Just about any creepy crawly can get in outdoor bedding!

    Are you sensitive to poison ivy or poison oak, something the ducks may have walked through?

    Ducks can get mites but I don't know if those would itch you. You probably would recognize chigger bites, so I won't ask.

    And, maybe you are sensitive to the oil on their feathers or something. Slacks might help.
     
  5. cskotek

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    Id say they probably got into something and they rubbed it on you in a -give me a hug- kind of way [​IMG] How long have you had the ducks?
     
  6. Blondiega1

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    Never have been sensitive to poison oak or ivy and this doesn't look like chiggers as it's not blistered up.
    Just a red whelp-y (is that a word? lol) rash, mainly on the front of my legs and from the knees down only.
    I hope the slacks help! It itches like crazy!
    Husband is bringing me home some benadryl!


    I've had the Fab 5, as I call them, since Easter. Well, one I've had for 3 years, but he's not a come up and hug ya kind of duck. LOL

    They are all Easter ducks I took in when stupid people realize that cute ducklings grow up in to real ducks.
    (don't get me started)

    Haven't had any issues till now, but it's only been in the last 2 weeks that they are now free range on the lake all day.
    Maybe they got in to something and rubbed it on me.
    I PRAY the benadryl and slacks help! It's driving me crazy!
     
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  7. cskotek

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    Well if you shave your legs, it opens and irriates your skin and if their getting into something im shure its not helping any. Also id take a look around the lake or watch where they go the most and see if theirs any odd plants like posion ivy hanging around. And me being allergic to well, everything know what your going through. I love benadryl. And have you ever heard of pinxav?
     
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  8. Blondiega1

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    Using the clear caladryl now. I've used pink caladryl before.
    Is this what you mean?
    They've got a couple of favorite spots so I'll look around to see if there's any posion oak or ivy.
    And yes.........I have been known on occasion to shave my legs. ROFL!!!

    Thanks for the tips!
    I hope pants and benadry clear this right up.
    I love going to feed them and hand feed them!
    I always wash my hands and arms good afterward so maybe that's why I don't have it there.
    I'll be sure to wash my legs good after being out with them too.
     
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  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

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    Could be something they are bringing in from the pond.. i wear pants around all livestock period. can be a freakin 100F day and i still wear pants.. you never know when that will matter.. of coarse i mainly handle horses and young one so bare arms are as far as i dare to go lol!

    Take some antihistamine .. hope you feel better!
     
  10. Blondiega1

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    I suppose anything is possible.
    I'll be wearing pants from now on and I hope the benadryl kicks in FAST!!!!

    (scratch....scratch....scratch....scratch...)
     

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