toxic cactus - Knowledgebase Question

oceanside, ca
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?


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2005

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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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