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Anyone got any idea what plants might be causing 'burns' on my hands/arms which blister after about 24 hours. It's the 2nd time it's happened, and I thought I knew which plant it was...but I haven't been near it this time!

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Anyone got any idea what plants might be causing 'burns' on my hands/arms which blister after about 24 hours. It's the 2nd time it's happened, and I thought I knew which plant it was...but I haven't been near it this time!
you haven't given a whole lot to go on terry but one possibility is Rue.
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Anyone got any idea what plants might be causing 'burns' on my hands/arms which blister after about 24 hours. It's the 2nd time it's happened, and I thought I knew which plant it was...but I haven't been near it this time!
Just a thought but what gardening gloves etc are you using, It sounds a bit like an allergy, perhaps latex (common antigen)

have you had similar before, anywhere else?

Do you have a history of eczema/asthma etc

What do mean by a "burn"....does it happen immediately, does it itch, is it painful...

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Anyone got any idea what plants might be causing 'burns' on my hands/arms which blister after about 24 hours. It's the 2nd time it's happened, and I thought I knew which plant it was...but I haven't been near it this time!

burns can be caused by milky sap plants such as spurges which are common herbs and shrubs. There is this specie called Blind-Your-Eye Mangrove, and its sap causes blistering of skin upon contact.
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Anyone got any idea what plants might be causing 'burns' on my hands/arms which blister after about 24 hours. It's the 2nd time it's happened, and I thought I knew which plant it was...but I haven't been near it this time!
Just joined up and read your question, I believe that Monkshood can burn the skin. I think I read that you should wear gloves when handling it.


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