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How can I treat blisters caused by exposure to hogweed

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How can I treat blisters caused by exposure to hogweed
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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toxic sap from the weed, which grows near canals and rivers, can increase the sensitivity of the skin to sunlight, often leading to burns

you need to see a doctor about those blisters again

if you are not allergic to sulfa drugs, you can use silvadine or silver sulfasalazine cream on the blisters to help protect them and allow them to heal and protect against infection.

manuka honey on the blisters can also fight against infection.

all of the clothes which touched the weed and sap have to be washed in hot soapy water in the wash to wash away the sap so the sap does not continue to inflame the skin.

you should see your doctor again if your blisters are getting worse

let me know if you have questions.
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