Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?

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AlaninCarlisle

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Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« on: September 27, 2021, 10:10 »
I spend most daylight hours outside in the garden or the field. Getting stung by nettles is a daily occurrence. However, I'm now wondering if there is a new more potent strain of nettle as a nettle rash on the back of my hand kept wakening me in bed last night until I gave in and applied some anti-inflammatory cream to it. It's still numbing my hand this morning. Could it be some other form of stinging plant or am I getting soft in my old age?

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2021, 10:48 »
I have found stings can last longer, but also if the plant is new.

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AlaninCarlisle

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2021, 11:49 »
The plants are on their last legs under an old apple tree in our field, which is how I got stung - retrieving some fallen apples as a treat for next-door's shire horse

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2021, 12:10 »
I seem to be ok but my husband really has problems with nettles.   The effect usually lasts the best part of 24 hours.

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2021, 12:17 »
Mine lasted me ages as well, whether it's because i'm on injections and tablets for Rhumatoid , years ago i used to be able to pick the darn things NOT NOW
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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2021, 13:57 »
Most I just pull up without gloves, I get a bit of an itch for an hours or so, but there are a few by the shed that a really nasty and leave me with huge blisters for days regardless of the size of the plants. Not sure if  a variety thing, where they grow or what they feed on but some are definitely nastier than others.
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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2021, 14:17 »
Apparently, the Romans used to beat each other about the body with the things, presumably to get warm during the colder months...

Just thought you'd like to know that!

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2021, 15:59 »
Donít forget to make sparkling wine with your nettles saw that on a TV programme recently!!?
Keep digging

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2021, 06:20 »
I think (in part) it depends on if there is more than one nettle variety. Our local stinging nettle really ought to be called 'itching nettle', it causes a temporary mild rash.

I have heard that Australia has a nettle that can easily put you in the hospital.

Is it possible you have some newly-introduced nettle that causes more of a reaction?

Please stay safe!  Wear a mask, and observe social distancing!

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Growster...

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2021, 06:38 »
I think (in part) it depends on if there is more than one nettle variety. Our local stinging nettle really ought to be called 'itching nettle', it causes a temporary mild rash.

I have heard that Australia has a nettle that can easily put you in the hospital.

Is it possible you have some newly-introduced nettle that causes more of a reaction?

Hellfire, SubP!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrocnide_moroides

And I thoght their spiders were the only problem...

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mrs bouquet

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2021, 16:57 »
I don't allow stinging nettles in my garden.  I give them a bad look and they wither and die.  Occasionally get a tiny one which wants to try his hand, put I pull him out.  No gloves, just hands.  Sometimes my palm may itch for a while, but soon goes.   Mrs Bouquet
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Subversive_plot

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2021, 22:19 »
Hellfire, SubP!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrocnide_moroides

And I thoght their spiders were the only problem...

I have heard it said that most of the plants and animals in Australia are naturally equipped to eradicate humans.  It's probably an exaggeration.  Probably.

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2021, 18:02 »
Hello Lardman nettles can be more potent this time of year especially the little leaves ones,my mum moved a pot of Cyclamen last Sunday at 10am and brushed against what she thought was an Oregano plant it turned out to be a little nettle,by 2pm she was feeling dizzy and gasping for breath she had a portion tablet it calmed down next morning she was ok then started to feel I'll again when I got in at 3 30 Monday afternoon she wad laid out in a chair didn't know who she was or were she was,she went to bed,I rang the doctor at 5 30 he rang back she was having an allergic reaction to Citigliptin diabetic tablet ,,I was advised to get sugar into her so that the tablet had something to fight again   jezza

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Re: Nettle sting, am I being a wimp?
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2021, 14:03 »
Cripes jezza that's nasty, I trust you have it under control and have found and removed the offending plant.  I count myself lucky in the fact the only thing I've ever found I am allergic to is hard work  ;)


 

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