poison parsnip?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Poultrybonkers, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a feeling these blisters are from that how do I get it healed up?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    from everything I just read you treat it like poison ivy... or giant hog weed
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Cow parsnip, a hogweed, has an irritating juice. I'd suggest using the same things used to treat poison ivy and other forms of contact dermatitis. Aloe, calamine, or whatever works for you.
     
  4. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poison parsnip is a sun activated plant. The sap in the plant is activated in sunlight. It looks a lot like Queen Annes lace but with yellow instead of white flowers. If you get the sap on your skin it creates blisters that can be reactivated any time that you go back out into the sun. Make sure to keep the areas covered when you go outside in the sun and treat it like poison ivy other than that.

    Hope this helps [​IMG]
     
  5. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do these blisters come back everytime I'm in the sun in the same spot or different spots?
     

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