This plant causes burns and blindness. Unfortunately, it is almost everywhere!

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Read carefully! Important information!

Every year in the summer more and more people come across this dangerous plant. It can be found on the roadsides, on wastelands and even in the courtyards of residential buildings and city parks. Its name is hogweed.

This plant is not afraid of neither cold nor heat, its height can reach 4 meters. In North America, hogweed is used as an important feed crop.

Everyone began to breed it too, but soon the livestock breeders noticed that the little bitter taste of milk after cows consuming the Hogweed.

It became clear that the hogweed is poisonous.

The plant stopped sowing, however, it began to multiply on its own — self-sowing and littered the field, it is very difficult to get rid of it.

Hogweed juice, falling on the skin, increases its sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation. And as a result, in a very short period of time, you can get a severe sunburn.

Numerous blisters appear on the skin. Such injuries heal for a very long time and can leave behind scars and scars. It is especially dangerous for children — numerous burns can kill them.

Even a simple touch to the plant of the hogweed can cause severe burns.

  • Here’s what to do with a burn:
  • Wash the affected skin with water using soap.
  • Treat with a weak solution of potassium permanganate or furatsilina.
  • Take an antihistamine.
  • Apply a tight bandage (impervious to light).
  • Lubricate the affected area with Panthenol.
  • Cover the affected area with a light cloth to protect it from the sun.
  • Be sure to consult your doctor.

Sometimes burns from contact with the plant do not appear immediately, but after some time, therefore, when going out into the countryside, especially with children, inspect carefully the place where you plan to stop, whether there is a dangerous plant there.

Be sure to take this important information note! Take care of your health!