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crawford214

eye infection

I just started baking at my job and after a week i acquired an eye infection. if  a natural spore from this region is harmless until fed into my starter, could this be a problem with my starter or just me?

 

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yy

Could you explain why you feel that your eye infection is related to your starter? Also, have you sought medical attention, and if so, was anybody able to ascertain the source of the infection (i.e.  is it fungal, bacterial, viral?)

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crawford214

nothing as serious s that, just starting to work round flour more and all of a sudden this happens its just that this is the first time working with starters and feeding live cultures. didnt know if this was common, thats all

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yy

...So you mean that your eyes are irritated, not infected? In any case, if this continues to bother you, please seek medical attention. This is an online baking forum, and you probably wouldn't want to entrust the well-being of your eyes to the speculation of a bunch of breadheads :-). Keep us updated, and let us know if you confirm that your work environment had something to do with your condition.

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adri

And you're sure it's not the hay fever?