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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
....do stinging nettles hurt so much!?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
are you telling a joke? :-D
#2
No, just wondered why they hurt SO much. I stung myself yesterday 3 times and my whole hand was killing me..I nearly cried!
#3
scabbers;2702938
No, just wondered why they hurt SO much. I stung myself yesterday 3 times and my whole hand was killing me..I nearly cried!


didnt your mummy ever tell u to rub nettle stings with a dock leaf?? I have to say, I am not convinced it ever worked!! :p
#4
use a dock leaf and it takes the stinging away :thumbsup:
#5
You should have ****** (ok then urinated) on your hand. It would have neutralised the sting.
#6
'Take a dock leaf, scrunch it up a little and spit on it and wipe on the sting. Either that or vinegar, if you are near home.'
banned#7
scabbers
No, just wondered why they hurt SO much. I stung myself yesterday 3 times and my whole hand was killing me..I nearly cried!


Answer to that is, wear gloves :thumbsup:
banned#8
charlie2
use a dot leaf and it takes the stinging away :thumbsup:


A dot leaf, is that the one with ladybird's on?
#9
I've never been sure about the dock leaf thing either but I get my kids to do it. I can still feel the stings today...vicious nettles!
banned#10
scabbers
I've never been sure about the dock leaf thing either but I get my kids to do it. I can still feel the stings today...vicious nettles!


Germolene is my answer to stings etc...
#11
scabbers
I've never been sure about the dock leaf thing either but I get my kids to do it. I can still feel the stings today...vicious nettles!


You need to get stung more often - you build up a tolerance and it doesnt hurt so much!:thumbsup:
#12
DLM
Answer to that is, wear gloves :thumbsup:


I WAS wearing gloves!
#13
Rockhound
You need to get stung more often - you build up a tolerance and it doesnt hurt so much!:thumbsup:

Hmmm....not sure about that...I think I get my share of stings but these were particularly painful :?
#14
I think stinging nettles hurt because they have poision in their tips. Kind of a defense mechanism against insects who might eat them. Natural Selection at its best :p
banned#15
scabbers
Hmmm....not sure about that...I think I get my share of stings but these were particularly painful :?


Are you sure, you have not been stung by a bee?
#16
DLM
Are you sure, you have not been stung by a bee?


It was def. the nettles....
#17
apparently stining nettles are good for arthiritis as are bee stings,tried telling my dad I'm going to throw him in a binch of stinging nettles or get him a bee hive and he just wont have any of it!
#18
Cant beat a bit of dock
#19
try some tcp.stinks like but it should work
#20
Vinegar works at stopping the sting, my daughter grabbed a handul of nettles last week and her aunt covered her hand in vinegar (I thought she had gone mad!) but it worked! :)
#21
Ronseal stinging nettles - do exactly what it says on the tin
#22
personally i think it hurt because stinging nettles are evil plants - but did you know that when a stinging nettle is in bloom they do not sting - got my husband to check out the theory and it's true he didn't get hurt (I'm not stupid - lol)

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