The Plants That Can Cause Skin Irritation
There are several ways in which a particular plant can cause skin allergies and irritation. Some plants have sharp thorns, fine hair or bristles which can prick the skin and lead to rashes and inflammation. When the skin comes in contact with the sap or juices of certain plants, it can lead to skin irritation. Plants that cause skin irritations can be divided into five broad categories. The first is poison plants, that carry a toxin known as urishiol in their sap. Coming into contact with these plants causes rashes and blisters on the skin. The most common poison plants are poison ivy, poison oak and the sumac tree. Allergenic plants, on the other hand, do not affect everyone that comes into contact with them. However, they can trigger severe allergic reactions like asthma and hay fever in some people. Examples are orchids, tulip bulbs, chrysanthemums and dahlias.
Some common skin irritants are poinsettias, pencil trees, daffodils, hyacinths and buttercups. Less serious are the stinging plants that cause only temporary toxic reactions when their nettles are touched. And lastly, scratches from seemingly innocuous thorn plants like roses, berry bushes, and black and honey locust trees can also inflict a severe infection.
Dieffenbachia Plants In The Tropical Garden
Dieffenbachia is an ornamental shrub with beautiful variegated leaves that is commonly used as a houseplant. This plant contains calcium oxalate crystals, which irritates the skin and causes inflammation and itching.
Indian Fig In The Garden
The Indian Fig is a succulent plant belonging to the Cactus family. It has oval shaped segments with red or yellow colored flowers.
Wood Nettles In The Yard
Wood Nettle is a small shrub which grows up to a height of 1 foot and is widely found in Florida.
Flowering Orchid In The Yard
There are several plants which on contact with skin can cause skin allergies and irritation.
Orchids In The Garden Yard
There are several plants that can cause light to severe inflammation of the human skin, medically known as dermatitis.
Outdoor Yard With Stinging Spurge Plants
Stinging Spurge is a shrub that is from the Rubber family. This plant has milky white sap and is covered with stinging long hair.
Poison Ivy Plants In The Garden
Perhaps one of the most well-known plants to cause skin irritation, poison ivy grows in the wild.
Backyard Poison Ivy Plants
Toxic reactions from plants like poison ivy generally surface after a gap of a few days from the time of contact.Label: plants pictures, plants skin irritation, plants images, plants pics, outdoor plants, .