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Q.Can ginger plant leaves cause skin irritation?

Zone Buford, GA 30519 : Zone 7b | SpinninJenny added on August 26, 2017 | Answered

I was re-adjusting the drip hose around my ginger plant and it felt like I’d been bitten or stung on my finger, a couple of spots on my arms, and on my knee. My finger turned red and burned like a fire ant bite. This lasted about 4 or 5 hours. I didn’t see anything else, insect or otherwise, that would have caused this kind ofsevere reaction.

I never noticed anything like this before, and now I’m very curious. Was this caused by the ginger plant leaves, or did something else cause my reactions?

Buford, GA 30519
Zone 7b

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Answered on August 27, 2017

Ginger can cause allergic reactions.
Consult with a medical professional.

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