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Is it the hedgehogs?

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A couple of weeks ago, small fluid-filled bumps started appearing on one area palm. They eventually spread, worsened, and started peeling. They're healing up now. However, I recently discovered more of these tiny, itchy bumps all over BOTH of my hands. They're only visible in the right light and have not progressed to be what the first couple of bumps are now.

What I was wondering is if these bumps were caused by the hedgehogs (maybe their quills poking urine under my skin?), and the area where they first appeared and worsened just got infected. I've seen a dermatologist and she guesses that it's either infected eczema or a viral infection, but she only saw the bad area on one hand as this was before the other blisters appread, and she doesn't know I have hedgehogs.

There's only one reason that I'm not sure about this theory. That is I'd had my Junie for a month when the blisters started appearing, and nothing like this ever happened even though I held her every day. Oh, and when the blisters first popped up, Junie had just had her babies and I hadn't held her for a week.

So do you guys think it's just eczema, or an allergic reaction to hedgehog urine? If it is, how can I prevent this from happening?
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Wow! It's good to know I'm not the only one who gets these. They don't bug me that much either, that is unless they get infected (because that's REALLY painful). I feel a lot better now. :)
I have these tiny blister all over both my hands now. I started noticing them Friday, and they haven't healed yet. I'm on oral and cream medication for possible infections (for that one patch), but they haven't healed. If it doesn't clear up soon my parents are going to force to to wear gloves when I handle the hedgehogs, even though I explained to them about the whole smell bonding thing. What can I do, and how do you make yours go away? I think it's an allergic reaction from urine poking under the skin... after all, all six babies and mommy are in the same cage and they poop and pee everywhere, so they probably are covered in urine. Once all the babies except the one we plan on keeping are gone so we can keep the cage cleaner do you suppose the bumps will go away?
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