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spring cleanup

Posted by sewnjoy z5 IA (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 7, 12 at 11:50

Every spring while cleaning up my perennial garden, I end up with a rash on my arms, from the wrist to the elbow. It's itchy & bumpy. I don't know how I get it or why. Some say it's from the dead flowers or maybe the weeds when I clean out my garden, others say it's from the heat or the sun. I don't get a rash anywhere else, just on my arms. Does anyone else have this problem? I have worn long sleeves in the past, & I still get it. Go figure! I hope I'm not allergic to my flowers!

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RE: spring cleanup

Oh that's too bad. Hope it's not flowers! Maybe it's weeds. Do you wear thick gloves? I had rash in the fall, but I blamed bugs. Went to the doctor they couldn't tell anything..

RE: spring cleanup

oh dear. that's not good. do you live in the country where there could be poison ivy?

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