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An_191061 posted:
I am curious I have some okra plants in my garden. I was picking some okra this past weekend. When I was done and took the okra inside I looked down my hands were itchy and had bumps all over my hands. Can the like okra prick you and make you itch? I didn't know if this was an allergic reaction the the plant or if it was the okra fibers.
sgbl88 responded:
I would guess that it is more the nature of okra. Okra is know to be prickly and cause reactions. However, it would be a mild allergic reaction which pretty much everyone has.

An_191062 responded:
Thank you so much for your help. It's weird I can eat the okra but my hands were itchy and had those bumps. Now I know I need to wear gloves when I pick my okra.
wefisher replied to An_191062's response:
Hi I have the same trouble but mine is more acute. It is all over my arms top and under> I have raising Okra for years. This is the first time I had this problem of this magnitude. I found rubbing alcohol, vinegar and various over the counter ointments seem to help some. but it has to run it course till discomfort goes away

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