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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:13 pm    Post subject: Alergies Reply with quote

I,m covered in an itchy red rash so itchy I didn't get a wink of sleep last night. Does anyone know of anything in the garden that would give me this allergy. The only thing I have been doing out of the ordinary over the last three days is having bonfires.

Driving me mad.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you been in contact with Nettles...if so Dock Leafs will cure that...just rub the effected areas with the Leaf...always worked for me....if its not that you could have singed your Arm Hairs over the Bon-Fire...Calamine Lotion would cool and sooth that...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were you burning leylandii by any chance ? I have heard of people having bad reactions to burning leylandii trimmings.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:07 pm    Post subject: there may have been leylandii Reply with quote

There may have been leylandii in the pile of stuff right enough. This is day 3 now and it seems to get worse after I stop working and lie down, maybe I should work all night ehh lol. Hoping I will sleep tonight as I got none last night.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: there may have been leylandii Reply with quote

robineire wrote:
There may have been leylandii in the pile of stuff right enough. This is day 3 now and it seems to get worse after I stop working and lie down, maybe I should work all night ehh lol. Hoping I will sleep tonight as I got none last night.


Might be time to visit your local Doc' if it persists...not worth having sleepless Nights over...I had to cancel my Evening walk...just as I was leaving the House I got a Throbbing ache at the back of my Knee as though I pulled a Muscle or something...happened before but could find nothing...I may pay my Fellah' a visit tomorrow...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have had problems with itchy rashes simply from skin exposure to leylandii cuttings (from the foliage).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you taken an anti-histamine like Piriton ? If something over-the-counter like that doesn't help, maybe you should see a doctor.
Have you thought of anything else that could be to blame........ like something you're eating or a new washing powder you're using in your washing machine ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hogweed???
Or a reaction to Geranimojess!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Hogweed???
Or a reaction to Geranimojess!!!


Is that the best you can come up with.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was in UK I had a lot of yarrow, Southernwood and Pulmonaria. I couldn't touch them without gloves. Here I've only got Pulmonaria but wouldn't dream of touching it without gloves. I used to have rashes for days after.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: Thanks for the replies Reply with quote

Well the itchy rash seems to have gone, I had the day off from contact with whatever it was caused it yesterday and today I cleaned the boat off and got her ready to put back in the water. Hopefully it will be a nice summer and I will get plenty use out of her this year. Last year was good.

Im hopeless at wearing gloves and long sleeves, quite often I shall start off with all the safety gear but an hour in and the gloves are discarded shirt sleeves are rolled up or the shirt is hanging on a tree somewhere if there are no midgies) . I will have to take more care in the future.

Below is my boat out at the Aran islands last summer
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember listening to an interview with Beth Chatto ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Chatto ) where she was talking about having to wear gloves and long-sleeved shorts when gardening, as she had developed all sorts of contact allergies from her many years of gardening.
She said we have to respect the fact that plants release complex chemicals and it is better not to over-expose our skin when gardening.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS Love your photo....that looks like paradise there !
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Paradise Reply with quote

Yep when the weather is nice its hard to beat this part of the world, saying that I grew up in a scenic part of the world, a wee island called Luing in the inner Hebrides of Scotland, my parents still live there and the view from their front windows has to be seen to be believed.



I think the fact that the view has a foreground, middle ground with lighthouses and shipping channel and a background of more islands in the distance makes it much better than just a view of the open ocean.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this one is nicer Rob!!!!! Taken in the same area I believe.


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