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Skin Pain, No Rash, Possible Exposure

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 24, 2010
  • 02:39 AM

I recently am having sharp pain on the skin of my chest only about a half dollar (coin) in size.
My main concern is about two years ago, coincidentally, that same spot was exposed to PVC pipe glue. I would say the affected area was exposed through my shirt for about two hours before it was washed, (at my own fault and ignorance). A rash had developed within those two hours and stayed for several days. However, the rash got better with time and sought no medical attention and completely went away within a week. I did notice the shirt i was wearing at that time a few days later had a small hole where the glue was stained, as if the glue ate through my shirt. I was amazed but discarded and thought nothing more of it. No more pain or rash.

That was approximately two years ago. For several days now I'm having sharp pain in that same spot. It doesn't hurt to the touch but feels somewhat numb at that one spot. Doesn't hurt to press or anything of that sort. But sharp pains seem to be increasing only in that area. I've checked MSDS and some internet searching, and as I've known it is a hazardous material, I've found no exposure stories other than a rash at the time of exposure. TETRAHYDROFURAN (THF) seems to be the hazardous chemical in the glue. I do not normally work with PVC glue on a regular basis and this exposure is the only skin contact I've had.

Im not one hundred percent sure these are connected, but the coincidence of the spot leads me to believe they may very well could be.
Any advice or exposure stories of PVC glue exposure would be helpful to me. Thanks

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