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Since you probably know by some of you know that I am back in college for the spring semester. An while coming back in college these past two weeks that have gone by fairly quickly. A class of photography, I have enrolled in which deals with black and white film as well dealing with the darkroom. It was the second week of college, in photography lab class we each had a roll of film to practice on how to develop it in the darkroom. Of course you can go in with a partner to keep in track of the time and the other person puts the film in each of these chemical tubes of containers by the time. It is a long process but I am giving you a fair simple information of what is going on. Since i was the person who was in charge of putting the film into the tube of containers I got in contact with the developer chemical at the time. I felt an itch of it of the liquid on me but it did not bother me as much thinking it was normal in my mind and brush it aside. Indeed my mind was to focus of how well the results will be when you finally see the film strip with photos. After the process of the darkroom is done and went to do the last of finishing chemical process. I put the film in the dry room, which is a process for the film to be in this one particular machine that has heat to speed up the process as well not get any particles and dust on the film strip. From then on I went to go wash off the chemicals that had went on my skin. This was a two hour lab but with other students in the dark rooms their is fairly enough room in the dark room it self. Therefore it was more of get it done quick before time runs out of class since, I was the of the last few students to get the feel of how to process your film.
I got my filmed dried and cut the strips where I put them in a sleeve of each one of the strips and I was ready to go home. At night I wake up a few times, and I felt this burning sensation on my skin and itchiness but it did not bother me so much that I went back to sleep since it has been a long day. The next day, I kept scratching my skin and felt this itching sensation all over my body that I could not brush off. My mind was so focused on college I barely put my mind on what was happening to my body. When the day wore on and I was heading back home, my mind at ease and somewhat relaxed. The itching sensation felt right at my skin again, I looked at it and it was red and fairly a lil bit swollen. That is when I needed to focus what was going on then I remembered from the photography chemicals that only splashed part of my skin not the other area that was contacted. I went to the pharmacy got some anti itch to cool down the itching sensation. I was looking for the benadryl cream until I found something new which is benadryl crystal gel. I bought it and went to put on the gel where it was affected. However that did not cease my thoughts because I still had the itching tingling sensation that I felt all over my body. I decided to take benadryl allergy pills which in a couple hours later it settled down that affect.
I later on researched, to my extent that it could have been an allergic reaction. If I am correct that it happens again when I am developing film then there is going to be issues throughout the spring semester since I need to take this class in order further up my Graphic Design degree. The most funny thing about taking this class the professor says that in many of years of teaching she has never come across anyone who has been allergic to the chemicals. I guess I am the first one aren't I?
The next blog post will be about the research I conducted and to see if it is an allergic reaction. Any thoughts, and questions welcomed. Also there is a few that have posted and/or send me message of sharing your thoughts and wanting your voice to be heard to on here. They will be soon in the blog this month! Thank you for your submissions I appreciate it!! It has been hard tough weeks trying to get myself together but I finally made it! Continue to share and submit ideas, messages, that you would like to see or post on the blog. Thank you, very much again!!