Gardening with Allergies, Arthritis and Other Problems
Plants that Can Cause Skin Irritations
Some plants can cause itchy rashes when touched. Poison ivy may come to mind, but many common garden plants are also skin irritants, for some people. Carrots, dill, iris and elephant ears are among the handful of plants to touch with caution.
Is Gardening Good Exercise?
Gardening can often feel like a good workout, but is it really doing anything for our health and fitness? For the most part, yes, gardening is a good form of moderate exercise. Here are some tips for getting the best workout from gardening, without making gardening work.
Poisonous Plants: Five Common Plants You Might Not Realize a…
There are many plants we've all been warned to avoid, like caster bean and Datura. Some plants, like poinsettia, have gotten worse reputations than they deserve. But there are many common garden and house plants that can cause poisoning problems, from itching to death. You know not to go taste testing plants just because they look or smell...
Top 10 Gardening First Aid Tips
Gardening is not for sissies. There are plenty of dangers out there, like bees, snakes and power tools. Here are About's First Aid Guide's tips for making gardening less risky.
Poison Ivy Primer
Recognizing poison ivy plants and treating poison ivy rash.
How To Treat a Bee Sting
Whether it's just painful or becomes life-threatening, here's what to do.
Tree Allergies - Trees You Can Live With - Trees You Can't
If you’re allergic to tree pollen, learn which trees you should avoid.
Recognizing and First Aid for Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergy that can be caused by allegens such as bees stings or contact with poisonous plants. Symptoms can include itching, redness and hives (raised welts).
Lyme Disease - Things You Need To Know
Hike up those socks and avoid tall grass...
Shortness of Breath First Aid
Some allergic reactions can cause severe shortness of breath, requiring medical help.
Too Much Sun Exposure
Gardeners can't avoid some sun, but here are tips on dealing with some common problems it can cause, like sunburn, dehydration and sun stroke.