- Nettle Tingle…
I went out last Friday evening, my legs got completely battered. They were burning the next morning, and even right now they’re really itchy from all the bramble scratches now healing/scabbing
Arms not so bad, just a bit here and then. Both legs were murder though. On the upside, it was shorts and t shirt weather all the way till I got home at 1am!Posted 8 months agofunkrodentSubscriber
With all due respect, dock leaves are not a myth. However, they have to be applied in the right fashion. Crucial is the fact that it is the SAP within the leaves that contains antihistamines. This means that just rubbing them on your arms/legs/knackers ain’t going to work.
You need to take two or three leaves and crush them by rolling them vigorously in your hands. Keep going until your hands are pretty much coated in light green sap. Apply the sap to the effected area. Works a treat. I’ve been doing it for years and recently applied it to my 2.5 yr old who’d fallen into a patch of young nettles (most vicious) in shorts and t-shirt.
You’ll still get the tingle later on, but it won’t hurt half as much.Posted 8 months agoPaineyMember
I used to carry anti histamine cream and put it on in the pub after a ride. It works to an extent but have recently found that a hydrocortisone cream (hc45 from boots) works brilliantly. I seem to be rather sensitive to nettles/stings etc and that cream is only available over the counter. Works a treat though, next morning it’ll be gone whereas before it hung around for days.Posted 8 months ago
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