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I seem to have become allergic to something in the garden. I sometimes get a cluster of small blisters (up to 1cm diameter) eg on the inside of my arm, as if I've brushed against something. Any ideas? Looking on line, euphorbia seems to be the most likely culprit but I haven't been near any lately.
I get painful rashes, but not blisters, from sticky bud/goose grass and some conifers. All sorts of plants have bristles or sap which can upset sensitive skin, especially in sulight so, if it's a weed, best to wear long sleevs and gloves once you've identified the culprit. If it's a treasured plant then consider protecting yourself or finding it a new home with friends or neighbours.
Anything with hairs can also cause a reaction, e.g., scabious.
My Hubby gets blisters if he touches courgettes etc.
Pam LL x
Have you been picking runner beans? - the plants sometimes give me a very mild rash.
three friends recently had this problem when working on their allotment and weeding the parsnip bed. I did get a rash on my arm when dealing with hostas but, so far, no blisters.
thanks for all this. I have harvested a few parsnips - but wouldn't you expect them to be benign as you eat them? Don't think I'll grow them again.
The friends have decided not to weed parsnips in future and to leave pulling them until the frost has killed the leaves to see if this solves the problem. However, if the parsnips are ready to eat then just wear gloves and long sleeves. I recently pulled parsnips as they were ready but had no reaction. Can't say I enjoyed them as they were soft and woolley. I hope someone will tell me what caused this. .