Ficus pumila allergy
An_258481 posted:
I have had a severe reaction to contact with the roots of a creeping fig (Ficus pumila). This plant is commonly sold as a ground cover. It is much like the reaction I had to poison ivy. Exposed Sunday afternoon, Monday arm looked sunburned, Tuesday arm swollen and more individual spot developed on hand and legs, Wednesday blisters formed (very painful) itching started. Friday swelling better, blisters began to pop. Used antibiotic cream on area. Saturday after shower noticed skin pealing off, much like sunburn. Sunday once again and I am trying to protect sensitive new skin. Unable to use steroids.
Would like to know how common this allergy is. Have seen how to use it in food as a gelatin or tea in Taiwan. Sounds so dangerous.