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Shorts + nettles = ow!

I had big ambitions for a 6 mile trail loop. I forgot that many of our rural foothpaths are not maintained and some even lost to the undergrowth.

I still ended up doing 6+ miles but mainly circling around looking for missing paths and fighting my way through brambles and nettles, some chest height. There comes a point when you've been stung you may as well carry on but my poor legs ended up with nettle stings on my bramble cuts on further stings!! I'll find a clearer route next time. Meanwhile my skin is still jumping. 🀣

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Ouch!

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My goodness thats awful, hope you get some relief, take care

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Ouch, looks very painful πŸ˜–Hope you recover soon!

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Oh dear - wat have u put on that ? It looks so sore....

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It was/is. I suffer with hayfever so get a bit of an allergic reaction too! Tepid bath, cooling moisturiser and now aloe vera. General swelling reduced but even redder now where the actual scratches/stings are.

I don't really regret it but it does smart!!!🀣🀣

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Ouch!!! That looks brutal. Get on the antihistamines. πŸ˜–

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I'd already had 2 for my hayfever but I do react badly to nettles. Had some more after πŸ‘

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You got to be kind to youπŸ™ˆ

How is your toe now.πŸ€”

Take care of you.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

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Toe feels good now. Strange sensation if I put too much pressure on but otherwise ok πŸ‘πŸ˜

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What do the medics advise.Montoring only.πŸ€”πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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They didn't really say over and above the 6 wks healing. I'm just trying to rebuild strength with little exercises.

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Yes Jo,

Someone posted a video on here in the last few weeks foot stretching exercises amazing.

Wonder if you can find it.

All sorts of movements by moving a ball.Really excellent.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€”

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Ow! Vodka and cake will sort that outπŸ˜€!

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I did have an emergency ice cream. I don't do alcohol really but the choc ice was a big help πŸ‘πŸ˜

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Did you eat it or rub it on?!

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🀣🀣🀣 ate every last bit!! Not wasting mint choc ice on stings!!! 🀣🀣🀣

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Oh my! You're a brave but decidedly wounded warrior. Hope it doesn't feel as bad as it looks and that you find some relief very soon.

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ACV (apple cider vinegar) cheap as chips from the pet shop as it’s sold for poultry

It’s excellent for nettles stings and chilli burn

You could dab on some wine vinegar or even ordinary vinegar. If you're not sure of your route wear longer pants! I’ve ended up in very long wet grass on a forgotten footpath and glad of me long tights πŸ™‚

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Yea I am definately going to only wear shorts on road runs now I think! 🀣

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I'd be crying now. And on my second or third whiskey. Ouchy.... :-(

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😱😱😱 That looks so painful! Congratulations on keeping going - I’d have been calling in the paramedics with emergency dock leaves!

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OMG thats dedication πŸ˜¬πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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🀣🀣🀣 possibly more stupidity or just plain stubbornness! 😁

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Oh, Lord, that looks about as painful as it gets. I know your pain - I'm allergic too and got a sore one last month after cutting leylandii without long sleeves. Good news is, it's miraculous how quick the swelling goes down, you'll get up tomorrow and it'll be much better. Just remember your antihistamines. Wishing you a quick recovery. You're very up-beat about it I must say. 😩

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No point crying over it, better to see a funny side 🀣

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Oh man - you poor thing- but well done on running through it. X

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Oh dear hope it’s improving! If not, and you’re able to take it, Benadryl may help you get some rest.

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Oh god bless you that looks so sore 😱

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Oh ow ow! 😳

Time for single malt & new routes. πŸ˜€

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Yikes! That looks terrible.... I really hope it doesn't hurt as much as it looks like it should :(

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Ouch!

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ReAlly really ow

I noticed tin the last couple of days that the rain has made everything grow like crazy. Nice to have wet foliage when hot but Man those nettles are terrible!

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You should see them now!! I look like I've been attacked!! 🀣🀣🀣

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Take care out there!

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I really hope your legs have recovered. Aw ... they didn't look good. Poor you.

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They still look awful. I think its going to be a week before the marks go away but they're not itching now thankfullyπŸ‘

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Just seen this post Jojo...I fell out of a tree into nettles when I was 8 years old and had legs like that.... I can still remember that tingling..really uncomfortable and throbbing... poor you.

Hope you are feeling a bit better today. Sending a hug (())😯xx

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Thank you. Definately getting better. I'm giving the little buggers a wide berth now!! 🀣🀣🀣

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