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Treating A Bougainvillea Thorn Prick

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The beautiful bougainvillea blooms hide their toxic thorns. The prick can produce a rash and noticeable pain. This is a guide about treating a bougainvllea thorn prick.


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June 21, 20061 found this helpful

I was trimming bougainvillea and a thorn poked my finger through the gloves I was wearing. Three days later, my finger is stiff, red, and very sore. I cannot bend it at the joint where I was poked. Is this something that needs to be treated? I don't see a visible thorn. Can I get an infection?

Hardiness Zone: 10a

Michelle from San Diego


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June 22, 20061 found this helpful
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You most definitely need to get to a doctor!!

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June 22, 20061 found this helpful
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Until you get to a doctor.........soak it in a solution of epsom salt and warm water. That should draw some of the poison out of it. Do you have a red swollen finger or are there red streaks running away from the initial sore area? If you have red streaks you need to get yourself to a doctor........NOW!

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December 17, 20121 found this helpful

How do you treat a bougainvillea thorn in your thumb?

By Reza


December 24, 20121 found this helpful
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Pull out the thorn. Make it bleed a little.


Wash your hands with soap and water. Put an antibiotic ointment on the prick. Put a bandaid on it.

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June 7, 20140 found this helpful

Can bougainvillea cause severe itching?

By melroyse


June 23, 20170 found this helpful

Yes the thorns have a toxin in them that can cause severe itching especially if you are sensitive to the toxin.

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