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Stuartc - 11/09/2017 19:04:10
   
Bloomin' Stinging Nettles !!
So I have just moved out to the country (from the shores of South Africa) and went for a run this morning.

In the process I got attacked by the attack of the killer nettles... as a result my thighs are on fire!

Any advice on fixing this? Will standard running tights do the trick or do the nettles attack you through those as well?

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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SarahCrunning - 11/09/2017 23:05:43
   
RE:Bloomin' Stinging Nettles !!
Hi Stuart,

I think it's an inevitability of summer trail running and you get used to it. Aloe vera or calamine can help with the itching. If it's really bad then try taking an antihistamine, but the fizzy leg feeling should naturally fade by the next day.

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Stuartc - 12/09/2017 21:19:49
   
RE:Bloomin' Stinging Nettles !!
Ok thanks Sarah ... was hoping for a silver bullet there.

Will def try the creams next time. It's gone away after a day but can't imagine having that 2/3 times a week....

Cheers
S

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Orange - 22/09/2017 07:35:31
   
RE:Bloomin' Stinging Nettles !!
They sting through tights too.

But you get used to it and sometimes quite welcome the little shock/boost they can give to tired legs. As they can still sting up to November they can even be a little 'winter-warmer'!

I often find the tingling has worn off by the end of a run.

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