Dealing With Thorns

Dealing with thorns is a common problem when you are working in a garden. Your garden first aid kit needs to include a magnifying glass, tweezers, and an antiseptic cream Antiseptic and bandages need to be handy for cuts and scrapes.

Wearing gloves will help lessen the chance of thorns affecting your gardening experience. Gloves need to be tough enough to withstand thorns, but supple enough to be able to use your fingers and feel.  

If a thorn prick, cut, or scratch doesn't improve within a day or two, you should see your doctor. 

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