Mandevilla Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Huntington Beach, CA
Question by irmarcorrea
July 29, 2005
I have a 6 year old girl with an asthma issue. After ttouching the plant she developed a rash on her toes and fingers and eventually it moved to other parts of her body, The doctor claims it did not come from the medicine she was on. Now I would like to know if anyone has reported any allergic reactions to the mandevilla flowers or leaves?

Answer from NGA
July 29, 2005


I've read that mandevillas contain a latex-like fluid within its tissues which can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. I'd certainly keep your daughter away from the plant!

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