toxic cactus - Knowledgebase Question

oceanside, ca
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Question by andreahuxley
June 17, 2005
We have a large light green/yellow cactus and my husband was cutting the leaves and started to itch terribly. Can you help us?

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2005
The sap from some plants can cause contact dermatitis on sensitive individuals ? cactus is no exception. Now that you know what reaction he?ll get, be sure to wear gloves and a long sleeved shirt when working around plants. This should help prevent future outbreaks. Hope so!

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