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How can a nettle sting you?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Needle - like hairs: The underside of the nettles leaves and the stem both have sharp fine hairs. When you brush again it the hairs can brush off on you. They contain both acetylcholine & histamine which cause pain & itching.

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