Funny feeling in hands after "odorless mineral spirits"

I thought that woodworkers would have more experience with this sort of thing.
I had to wash some parts in odorless mineral spirits (which is not really odorless). I mostly used my right hand to grap parts from the tank. Now I have a "funny feeling" whenever I would fold my hand to make a fist, as if the hairs on the back of the palm rise.
It cannot possibly be good? Any comments? Gloves seem to be a must?
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You might want to take that hand over to the local urgent care center. This one comes under the ounce of prevention rule.
Ignoramus26671 wrote:

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wrote:

I couldn't agree more. There is NO reason to take a chance with this stuff, or any other thinners or solvents.
You can go to HF and get a ton (100?) of nitrile gloves for $10. They are powdered so they actually come out of the box even after you have them a month or three.
All solvents are dangerous, and with gloves so cheap, there is no reason not to use them.
As a word of warning and food for thought: ever see an old professional painter?
If so, ever see one that is a well man?
Do yourself a favor. Get the nitrile gloves on the cheap from HF, use the hell out of them, and get some proper respiratory equipment to protect yourself when using any solvents or solvent based materials.
Robert
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wrote:

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Well, I had to see if you were out there!
;^)
Besides - these were really heavy gloves!
Robert
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wrote:

The kind doctors wear when doing prostrate exams in a neighbourhood where the main diet consists of burritos?
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Robatoy wrote:

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Exactly! Think Colin Clive in the lab in Frankenstein. ;^)
Robert
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Gloves would be good for next time. The solvent has removed the oil from your skin. A little hand cream will take care of it.

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Just listen to CW I have used OMS for Years same thing just wash your hands with soap and water and apply some hand lotion, or just wash and do nothing it will go away quickly.
Leonard
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On May 15, 11:50pm, Ignoramus26671 <ignoramus26...@NOSPAM. 26671.invalid> wrote:

Make it a habit to read first and play with the chemicals after. Google whatever the chemical is and MSDS. Pretty much anything you wouldn't drink, you should wear gloves.
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Now >>that<< is a pretty good rule of thumb.
Robert
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wrote:

You don't know the stuff I drink. ;)
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Yikes! LMAO!!
Robert
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"RicodJour" wrote:
====================================Make it a habit to read first and play with the chemicals after. Google whatever the chemical is and MSDS. Pretty much anything you wouldn't drink, you should wear gloves. ================================= Trip to H/F and $5 will get you a box of latex surgical gloves.
Add a couple of $ for nitrile.
Lew
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Ignoramus26671 wrote:

Probably just sensitization.
More exposure will desensitize your skin. Rinse your hands daily in the stuff, and soon you'll not feel a thing.
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I'd get a funny feeling when making a fist and holding something tight. It was a good feeling though.
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Ignoramus26671 wrote:

I agree with CW that hand lotion should take care of the problem although I'm still trying to figure out the "hairs on the back of the palm" part. It sounds interesting! :-)
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