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RE: Toxic Plants and wasp sting

Chris, as a child, I was constantly getting stung by wasps and bees (running
barefoot too often) and my foot/leg or hand/arm would swell up like a club.
That swelling builds a lot of pressure, numbness and some pain, too.  Dad
used to soak my afflicted body part in Epsom Salts.  Fortunately, I never
was stung on or about the head.  

A friend accidentally had a bee or wasp fly up her nose and she REALLY had a
difficult time.  I shudder to think what would have happened had we not been
so near medical attention.  Luckily, Dad did not suggest the Epsom Salts
bath for her!  LOL!

I'd check with your doctor to see whether he has something you can carry
with you in case of another sting since you frequent areas where stingers
love to visit.  One can never be too safe!

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 3:53 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Toxic Plants and wasp sting

Chris, that sounds really nasty.  I hope the pain abaits soon.  Glad you got
some medical care for it.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 5:51 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Toxic Plants and wasp sting

> Cathy,
> Do you have any more references or articles about toxic plants that you
> could send me?  The state  now makes us label all plants that are in our
> classroom as to toxicity.  I wonder how I'll label the bouquets of plants
> that I frequently bring into school?
> Thanks for any information that you can provide!
> BTW, I went to the health clinic about my wasp sting. After 33 hours, my
> was swollen half shut and there was swelling on all around the eye. The
> doctor there seemed   unconcerned, but when I told him that I'd been
> anti-histamines and applying ice to the area with the swelling just
> worse, he gave me a shot of cortisone. The swelling is a bit better today
> (17 hours later), but the side of my face feels "numbish" and I feel some
> kind of pressure in the area. I still see a bit blurry through that eye.
> wondering if I'll have to be more careful when I'm stung again since I had
> strong allergic reaction. Kind of scary!  I've decided to get my husband
> kill the wasps as I don't want to chance getting stung again!
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, NY
> Zone 7
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
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