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Anyone else get rashes after brushing up against some plants?

Whenever my skin brushes up against strawberry or wall flower leaves I get red marks that are slightly itchy with a slight burning sensation. It doesn't last too long, though the marks (sometimes raised) take a day to fade completely. 

If anyone knows what I'm referring to, what do you take to ease the itchy/burning sensation? :)


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,600
    Daily non drowsy anti-histamine and cortisone cream applied as necessary.
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  • CopperdogCopperdog Posts: 415
    Phlomis Russelliana for me.  When I'm collecting the seed heads up in Spring it makes me sneeze like mad.  
  • AlliumPurpleSensationAlliumPurpleSensation Kent Posts: 225
    edited August 2019
    I have a  contact allergic reaction to any plant with hairy leaves! Particularly lambs ear which insists on growing in my garden!

    I just take an antihistamine if it gets too itchy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,920
    Laylandii does that for me as well. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,537
    I had some weird itchy lumps like nettle rash after brushing past a teasel this week.
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  • Anna33Anna33 West SussexPosts: 285
    Verbena bonariensis for me. First I start itching, then get the nettle-like lumps come up. But the irritation goes after a couple of hours.
  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 555
    edited August 2019
    Junipers and Aloe vera both make me itch and give me skin rashes.  Ironic that aloe vera gel is supposed to "soothe" skin.  :o I get it so bad from juniper I had to remove 5 large, well-established juniper bushes at the front of my house on the TX Gulf Coast and replace them with Indian Hawthorne. 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,446
    I always have itchy hands and arms after picking runner beans ... but it passes off after a little while. 
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,672
    I get that with leylandii and viper’s bugloss - but neither are as bad as giant hogweed, which left my legs permanently scarred. Serve me right for wearing shorts for clearing undergrowth.
  • BijdezeeBijdezee BPosts: 1,484
    I get it a lot but it goes away, scratchy hairy plants are usually the culprits. I think its mostly irritation more than allergy especially if it goes quickly. 
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