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 Re: allergic to reeds?
Author: joannew 
Date:   2006-08-22 17:27


Yes, allergies to reeds have been reported - here is a review of common types of contact dermatitis experienced by musicans. The author reccommends synthetic reeds, but doesn't suggest any particular treatment.

I would imagine that, since allergic reactions can be amplified from repeated exposure (or minimised - it can happen both ways), and medical treatments tend to mask symptoms rather than treat the cause, staying away from cane is the best solution. Even south American cane is the same Arundo donax species imported from France (perhaps hybridized to local varieties?), so one would expect similar problems.

Perhaps The Doctor will step in with further comments - I think he has some genetically engineered reeds under development!

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