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Old 02-08-2019, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default Eye eczema

I have developed eczema around my eyes within the past week or so and it has begun to appear on my eyelids as of last night. I was wondering whether or not eczema can be transferred to hamsters.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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Default Re: Eye eczema

Eczema is not normally contagious unless it's become infected so it shouldn't be a problem for your ham, always best to wash your hands before handling them or their food/water etc anyway.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Eye eczema

Eczema itself isn’t contagious so their is no risk of it being passed onto your hamster. However if it is infected the infection can be passed on. I used to have bad ezcema on my hands and I never had an issue although I made sure that I applied my steroid creams after handling and made sure hand were washed throughly before interacting with them.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: Eye eczema

I had excema near my mouth recently, its not contagious but the treatments can be dangerous to hamsters so make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after applying creams and ointments.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of your reassuring replies! Much appreciated. I thought I'd ask here first before I went ahead and handled my hamster because the last thing I want is another highly contagious zoonotic outbreak that took many painstaking months to fully clear.
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