• over 1 year ago

    Coastal Cholla cactus glochids skin injury going on 3 years...

    July 16, 2015 I put all of my body weight onto an 8" Coastal Cholla cactus plant with my right palm. After removing the visible spines, I then proceeded to wash my hands like a surgeon, grinding the invisible golchids into both hands, front and back, as well as my forearms. I also touched my legs and both are still not well. This process of the dermatitis started about 6 months after touching the plant. I have been to several Dermatologists, only to be misdiagnosed and deemed possible picker. This has been the worst thing that has happened to me in my 58 years, post brain surgery. The weight of visible spots and people not believing you, put pressure on your mental state of mind. I am looking for anyone who has experienced an injury from this plant or similar, to share feels and treatments. Thank you for reading this post. Donna