Spring is that time of year where flowers are blooming and many people want to be outside and enjoying the weather, before the summer heat rolls in. Taking the opportunity to relax outdoors can be a wonderful experience for most individuals. However, the one thing that can quickly ruin a vacation or a lovely day outside, is having skin contact with a plant that causes severe irritation, and in some cases can be extremely detrimental to your health. Below are some photos included of plants that should be avoided. Also, the treatments of these irritants are listed below the pictures. All links are clickable. Take a moment to observe, read and learn. It could just save your vacation!
If you encounter a run in with a rash from a plant, always seek professional help. However, medicine such as Cortizone 10, can relieve itching and irritation almost immediately. Go to your nearest drugstore to pick up this over the counter item. Also, never underestimate the power of Benadryl. In many cases, it can help heal the irritation that you have. Take the oral version and be careful of driving or operating machinery when taking this, because it can cause extreme drowsiness.
"Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
— Proverbs 16:5 (KJV)."