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Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:32

I think they had been playing netball but they do that all the time with no such effects and remember it took 2 days for the marks to appear on g.d's second arm, during which she had been hanging round hospital not outside at all.

Well, the second dr. in the children's ward disagreed with the dermatologist (who had said horsefly or hornet bite) , didn't she?  I'm keeping an open mind but I agree that it looks like  bruising rather than inflammation.  Alarmingly, there was an article in Sun. Times y'day saying that diagnosis is very poor and quite a few kids die as a result of failure to diagnose e.g. meningitis, asthma etc.  Having diagnosed my husband's sacral cancer after being told all he had was coccydinia and having insisted on a 2nd opinion when he was told by GP he didn't have Parkinson's, which he does, I never take anything as gospel and like to do my own checking. 

 

 

 

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:02

Good.  That's quite clear.  Anyone seen anything quite like it after being in the garden?

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:01

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31883.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

Doesn't look very clear on here or show the whole pic.  Perhaps will be better when received.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:53

Yes, I have photos but don't know whether I can attach here.  Will have a go.

No, don't seem to be able to paste here.  Can anyone help?

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 19:37

Not that I am aware of.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 16:46

No swelling or lumpy rash in this case.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 16:14

The school has large grounds.  It has been notified.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 14:12

Thanks, nutcutlet.  Strange, isn't it?

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 12:44

Thanks, Heather.  Drawn a blank so far.

Contact dermatitis from plants

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 21:20

Does anyone know of a plant that can cause linear bruising, i.e. under the skin rather than on the surface, with no itching, blistering, soreness, pain, etc?  My 9 year old granddaughter noticed such bruising on her upper arm last week, which next day continued  down to her lower arm.  Spent a day at hospital having blood tests etc. (normal), then referred to a dermatologist who said it was probably a sting from a hornet or horsefly, which I doubted as they are usually very painful and there is swelling and puncture mark, which she doesn't have, and anyway next day a similar patch appeared on the other arm and she hadn't been outside in the meantime.  Then we discovered a schoolmate had almost identical bruise-like marks on one upper arm, now going further down, so back to hospital.  This time told it was contact dermatitis from contact with a plant, which again I find hard to credit as there is no inflammation or discomfort, just lines and patches of reddish purple bruising.  Does this ring any bells with anyone? 

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