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    WHY.....

    ....do stinging nettles hurt so much!?

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    are you telling a joke? :-D

    Original Poster

    No, just wondered why they hurt SO much. I stung myself yesterday 3 times and my whole hand was killing me..I nearly cried!

    scabbers;2702938

    No, just wondered why they hurt SO much. I stung myself yesterday 3 times … 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!!

    use a dock leaf and it takes the stinging away :thumbsup:

    You should have ****** (ok then urinated) on your hand. It would have neutralised the sting.

    '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.'

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    scabbers;2702938

    No, just wondered why they hurt SO much. I stung myself yesterday 3 times … 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:

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    charlie2;2702958

    use a dot leaf and it takes the stinging away :thumbsup:



    A dot leaf, is that the one with ladybird's on?

    Original Poster

    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!

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    scabbers;2702981

    I've never been sure about the dock leaf thing either but I get my kids … 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...

    scabbers;2702981

    I've never been sure about the dock leaf thing either but I get my kids … 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:

    Original Poster

    DLM;2702971

    Answer to that is, wear gloves :thumbsup:



    I WAS wearing gloves!

    Original Poster

    Rockhound;2702997

    You need to get stung more often - you build up a tolerance and it doesnt … 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 :?

    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

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    scabbers;2703025

    Hmmm....not sure about that...I think I get my share of stings but these … 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?

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    DLM;2703065

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



    It was def. the nettles....

    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!

    Cant beat a bit of dock

    try some tcp.stinks like but it should work

    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!

    Ronseal stinging nettles - do exactly what it says on the tin

    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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