My friend Kellie and her family have been over to my house a few times this summer. Last two times they ran in to some bad things.
Kellie brushed up against some poison sumac and got a blister and rash in seconds. I got out the jewel weed stuff and that took care of it. Then last time, one of her kids brushed up again some stinging nettles that I had next to the stairs. Again, the jewel weed stuff worked.
I didn't know that I had poison sumac or stinging nettles. They never bothered me. I felt a little bit superior to them as I was "tougher" then them. ( Weaklings!) Until today. My Aunt Donna and a friend came over to visit with me. They wanted to see the baby chicks that were in the back part of the goat pen.
I was looking for the chicks and brushed up against a plant (Stinging nettle) and instantaneously it felt like I had been cut with razors and glass! WOW! It hurt, it hurt a lot! I came into the house and put some jewel weed stuff on and it helped, but ten hours later my leg still has a burning/stinging sensation where the plant brushed me.
I think I need to make a new batch of jewel weed stuff and this time I will use witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. I think that will help cut the oils in the plants.
23 hours ago