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If you are like me, you get a rash from working with junipers. They prick your skin and it's not always possible to wear long sleeves heavy enough to protect your skin. Wash your arms well with soap and dry them. Then hold them over the sink and literally drench them with Witch Hazel. Let it dry naturally. You may have to repeat the Witch Hazel again in an hour or so but I find that after doing this I do not suffer with the rash for days on end.
Jun 29, 2016 9:58 AM CST
| Thank you!! I was picking up litter and leaves out from the middle of a juniper bush at work and felt a quick shot of pain. I thought I got stung by a tiny bee; that has happened to me before. My right fore arm was red and sore, then itchy. Then my fore arm swelled up. By the time I went to bed I had quite a lump and if I didn't die in my sleep I would call the doctor in the morning. (Men, we are such big babies [and exaggerators]). Then I had a hunch! I Google'd "juniper bush" and got "juniper bush rash". I then clicked on your site. I have plenty of witch hazel and will try that remedy asap!! Thanks again. :cross_fingers
Jun 29, 2016 11:04 AM CST
|Welcome to NGA tdesteuben!
Well, it would have been better if you had gotten to the witch hazel last night but better late than never?? Try soaking a washcloth with it & just hold it on the affected areas for as long as you can. An antihistamine like Benadryl would be a good idea as well as an Advil or other NSAID.
Yes, you guys always wait till it's a done deal. Why IS that anyway? Never mind, I have a husband, I know it's the way you guys operate & pretty useless for us to tell you not to wait so long in the first place.
Hey, one good thing came of it..... you found us!
I hope it helps & you feel much better very soon.
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