I get itchy when I play bassoon?
It doesn't happen every time, but sometimes when I am practicing bassoon I get itchy all over my body. I have been playing for six years, and the issue hasn't decreased the less nervous I get about playing, so don't say it's that. Do any other bassoonists or musicians in general have this issue?
- MamiankaLv 71 month ago
It is possible that you have allergies - more likely from airborne things, than touch (would would only be contact dermatitis where you touch the bassoon, reeds,etc.) But this is either in your environment - or ingested thru your mouth. If you are keeping your reeds in a soaking container - better clean and disinfect it! and those reeds need to go under a UV-C light to kill germs - or you have to toss them (yeah, I know what good reeds cost - I am a professional flutist, so colleagues moan to me. You can also add some Peroxyl (Colgate mouthwash) to you soak water - kills EVERYTHING.