Gypsy moth caterpillars causing rashes, irritation
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ENTERTAINMENT CENTER OR RETAIL LOCATION. JULIANA: THE GYPSY MOTH CATERPILLARS ARE IMPACTING MORE THAN JUST THE TREES AND LEAVES IN EASTERN HAMPDEN COUNTY . 22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER FOUND SOME REMEDIES TO EASE PEOPLE’S IRRITATED SKIN. SY BECKER: GYPSY MOTHS ARE KNOWN FOR EATING THE LEAVES OF ACRES AND ACRES OF TREES. BUT A WEEK AFTER THE THE GYPSY MOTH CATERPILLARS INVADED THE TOWNS OF BRIMFIELD AND HOLLAND, MANY PEOPLE THERE ARE REPORTING RASHES AND SKIN IRRIATION AFTER COMING IN CONTACT WITH THESE FUZZY INCH-WORMS. BRIMFIELD PARENT ASHLEY HAYWARD TOLD 22NEWS PEOPLE SHE KNOWS HAVE DEVELOPED SKIN PROBLEMS. I KNOW FRIENDS AND THEIR CHILDREN, CAN’T EVEN GO OUTDOORS AND THEY HAVE BUMPS THAT STAY ON THEM FOR OVER A WEEK., ITCHING AND PRETTY MUCH HARD TO CNTROL.. . 22NEWS FOUND OUT THERE ARE REMEDIES THAT CAN LESSEN THE DISCOMFORT. GRANBY PHARMACIST LEE LALONDE HAS A KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMEONE COMES IN CONTACT WITH A CATERPILLAR. LEE: WHEN IT GOES ON THE SKIN, YOU’LL GET A RASH, SOME REDNESS, A SIMPLE ANTIHISTAMINE WILL CLEAR THEM UP, SOMETHING LIKE CALAMINE LOTION, HYDRA CORDIZINE, BENEDRYL. . LALONDE SAID, WITHIN A MATTER OF HOURS, THE TOPICAL TREATMENT WILL STOP THE ITCHING AND HEAL THE RASH. BUT THERE’S NO REMEDY TO QUICKLY GET RID OF THE GYPSY MOTH CATERPILLARS. THE BEST THE EASTERN HAMDEN COUNTY TOWNS CAN HOPE FOR IS HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL CULTIVATE A FUNGUS TTHAT HELPS KILL OFF THE GYPSY MOTH POPULATION.

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