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  1. #16
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    May 2006
    Portland, OR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eden
    Some plants - I believe that figs are in this group, have sap that contains a lot of natural latex - so if you've got a latex allergy you probably should stay away from the sap and the unripe fruit - conversly if you've had a bad reaction to the figs it might be a good idea to be careful around latex rubber gloves, balloons, poinsettias, (all of these were banned from certain wards of the hospital I used to work at) etc.
    This is very good to know. I am highly allergic to natural rubber latex. I have to wear heavy gloves to put air in my tires and especially to change them, which makes it challenging to say the least. I can't even go into grocery stores where they have balloons on the sale tables. (Do any of you buy more because of balloons?? That's what stores tell me when I ask them about not using them!) Over the years, I have developed allergies to the "Big 3" cross-reactives: kiwi, banana, and avocado. I cried the day I got mouth hives from guacomole. Banana is another really annoying allergy when you ride a bike...

    I guess pruning fig trees is not in my future.

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Canton, OH


    Jitters? He does have it bad. Hope he gets over it real quick.

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    The Red Stick
    Thank goodness the jitters have passed now. He's pretty tired and still polkadotted. Now that the blisters are healing, the rashy spots around the blisters are itchy. I reacted more slowly and only ended up with about 6 or 7 marks and no blisters. As they heal, they get dark red. It's a good look



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