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Old 12-08-2003, 02:37 AM
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About a week ago, I was raking underneath an Abraham Darby rose - and I ended
up getting stuck by three thorns on my forearm. . I had an instant response to
one of the thorns. A lump or swollen place just popped up on my arm; I had no
pain. My skin bled from one of the other thorns and the other one hurt the
most. Anyway, I ended up with a rectangular bruise - maybe three inches by two
inches, that is still noticeable. I still have a small lump. Did I hit a vein
or the bone? I have never had such a reaction before from a thorn.

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Old 13-08-2003, 06:04 AM
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Cdonahey41 wrote:

About a week ago, I was raking underneath an Abraham Darby rose - and I ended
up getting stuck by three thorns on my forearm. . I had an instant response to
one of the thorns. A lump or swollen place just popped up on my arm; I had no
pain. My skin bled from one of the other thorns and the other one hurt the
most. Anyway, I ended up with a rectangular bruise - maybe three inches by two
inches, that is still noticeable. I still have a small lump. Did I hit a vein
or the bone? I have never had such a reaction before from a thorn.






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Old 13-08-2003, 06:04 AM
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Cdonahey41 wrote:

About a week ago, I was raking underneath an Abraham Darby rose - and I ended
up getting stuck by three thorns on my forearm. . I had an instant response to
one of the thorns. A lump or swollen place just popped up on my arm; I had no
pain.


I don't know what this might be, but I hope you have gone to the
doctor by now.

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Old 14-08-2003, 04:32 PM
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Ouch! Talk about the need for arm length gloves.
This sometimes happens to me 'cos I do most of my
rose gardening w/ minimal gloves. I'm not a masochist
but usually when I move slow and carefully I never get
nicked.

Usually when the swelling continues a piece of the barb
has broken off under your skin. Unless you're able to retreive it
(I'm an expert w/ a safety pin) time to visit a doctor.
It will not go away.

On the other hand it could just be a reaction.

--
Theo in Zone 5
Kansas City


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About a week ago, I was raking underneath an Abraham Darby rose - and I

ended
up getting stuck by three thorns on my forearm. . I had an instant

response to
one of the thorns. A lump or swollen place just popped up on my arm; I

had no
pain. My skin bled from one of the other thorns and the other one hurt

the
most. Anyway, I ended up with a rectangular bruise - maybe three inches

by two
inches, that is still noticeable. I still have a small lump. Did I hit a

vein
or the bone? I have never had such a reaction before from a thorn.





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Old 14-08-2003, 05:42 PM
Tom Line
 
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Apply Iodine. Iodine will soak into any woody fragments left in the wound
and prevent infection. Alcohol is a lousy antiseptic. Peroxide is pretty
good as it foams removing particles. Bleach is the best disinfectant.
Iodine prevents bacterial growth the longest. The staining action also
makes foreign debris stand out visually. Maybe it was a spider bite or bee
sting??


Cdonahey41 wrote:
: About a week ago, I was raking underneath an Abraham Darby rose - and I ended
: up getting stuck by three thorns on my forearm. . I had an instant response to
: one of the thorns. A lump or swollen place just popped up on my arm; I had no
: pain. My skin bled from one of the other thorns and the other one hurt the
: most. Anyway, I ended up with a rectangular bruise - maybe three inches by two
: inches, that is still noticeable. I still have a small lump. Did I hit a vein
: or the bone? I have never had such a reaction before from a thorn.

--



Tom Line



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Old 14-08-2003, 05:42 PM
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Apply Iodine. Iodine will soak into any woody fragments left in the wound
and prevent infection. Alcohol is a lousy antiseptic. Peroxide is pretty
good as it foams removing particles. Bleach is the best disinfectant.
Iodine prevents bacterial growth the longest. The staining action also
makes foreign debris stand out visually. Maybe it was a spider bite or bee
sting??


Cdonahey41 wrote:
: About a week ago, I was raking underneath an Abraham Darby rose - and I ended
: up getting stuck by three thorns on my forearm. . I had an instant response to
: one of the thorns. A lump or swollen place just popped up on my arm; I had no
: pain. My skin bled from one of the other thorns and the other one hurt the
: most. Anyway, I ended up with a rectangular bruise - maybe three inches by two
: inches, that is still noticeable. I still have a small lump. Did I hit a vein
: or the bone? I have never had such a reaction before from a thorn.

--



Tom Line





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