>Dear All: > >I am aware that when one handles bulbs of Hyacinthus, and when cutting >Narcissus flowers for market, one can get allergic reactions, swollen >fingers, and swellings around the nails. Has anyone had any other >allergic reactions from handling any other genera? Cheers, John E. Bryan Alstroemeria-caused dermatitis is not uncommon. Early on (first 2 years of growing them) I had bad case of same (one of my daughters still suffers a severe reaction to alstros). I no longer have a problem. I have no explanation for the acquired resistance, but could be that I produce antibodies quickly on exposure to the offending antigen.