Re: Re: [gardeners] Sadness in the Monday garden (
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:07:52 -0400

I'm asking you, Kay, just because you seem to know the answer to everything!  On hot days when I'm working outside, sometimes my hands swell up. They start to itch, and feel better if I wash them in cool water, or hold an ice cube.  Often just one hand will do this.  

It also happens sometimes (don't laugh) when I get excited, like when I'm shopping and find something I really want.  My hands start to itch, literally, and feel warm and swell a little.  So, it happens when I don't think I've touched anything to have an allergic reaction to.  

Anyone have this problem, or know what it might be?

Itchy Fingers Elizabeth

> From: Kay Lancaster <>
> Date: 2003/07/22 Tue PM 12:13:35 EDT
> To:
> Subject: Re: [gardeners] Sadness in the Monday garden
> > Wish she had picked the cukes, squash, and eggplant before she left. I
> > think I'm getting allergic to the pricklies on their leaves as I break
> > out in a rash anywhere I touch them. It's gone in an hour or so but sure
> > bugs me while it's there. Anyone else ever experience this?
> Try dusting your hands and arms with talc (corn starch in less humid 
> climes)... works for a lot a folks with rashy sorts of responses 
> to stiff trichomes.