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Offline bwallace23350

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Squash Allergy
« on: May 21, 2016, 01:12:13 pm »
Does anyone get bumps and itching on the skin from picking squash? My mother and I both do and it is just really aggravating. I had to work my garden and forgot the long sleeves and gloves and it has been 30 minutes already and I am still itching in places with the little red bumps where it touched bare skin. Anyone have this problem or a remedy for it besides long shirts and gloves?

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Re: Squash Allergy
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2016, 01:20:31 pm »
you are not alone.  Google 'picking squash makes me itch'.   :wink:

Some recommend wiping down with alcohol, but I wonder if vinegar would work too.  that's what we used to use for poison oak exposure. 
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Re: Squash Allergy
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2016, 01:24:13 pm »
Thanks I just tried that and it does seemed to have helped. Okra is much worse but I would not have chanced it without long pants, shirts, and a glove. Odd I get worse reactions from okra and squash than I do bee stings so far. Lets hope it stays that way.