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severe allergic reaction to spiny sowthistle
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An_258234 posted:
I've read numerous posts from people claiming of have minor to severe allergic contact dermatitis reactions to spiny sowthistle yet have not found any online medically documented information that this can even happen. I am one of these people who has most definitely had a very severe poison ivy like allergic reaction to the weed and feel it's very important for people to be aware that this can happen. By the time I figured out what had caused it, the oils had spread extensively over my body and had to resort to steroids to control the reaction. Spiny sowthistle should be listed as a possible allergenic plant on lists along with poison ivy, sumac and oak so people are aware that it can cause the same types of reactions, even if it's rare. Be very wary of this weed if you have a severe allergy to poison ivy or any related species.
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