Posted: 14/08/2012 at 17:33
Do be very careful as you remove them - gloves, sleeves, even a face mask if you have to get close, enormous care about the eyes, nose and mouth please. Wash all the garments you wear to do the job, as soon as you are done, wash your hair too - the sap can get just about anywhere, and as you are one of the allergic ones, no amount of care is too much. Maybe you could get someone to do it for you? For those of us who love euphorbias, we are not unaware of the severe problems they can cause for some people. If you do the job of removal yourself, take an anithistamine before you start. Choose a cloudy dampish day if you can. Working in A&E made me aware just how horrid the reactions can be.