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Girl, three, left with burns on hands after picking wrong flowers
Lasers may ease pain for Vietnam War’s ‘napalm girl’ | The Seattle Times
A three-year-old girl was left crying in pain with burns and huge blisters on her hands after touching the wrong plant while she was out picking flowers. Caitlin Duffy has warned other parents to watch out for the plants after her daughter Ruby ended up in hospital. Caitlin said Ruby had burnt her hands touching giant hogweed while out for a walk on Monday, reports the Daily Record. Caitlin said: "She obviously didn't know what it was she was picking. The reaction didn't actually come out until the Wednesday morning - and the doctors said the reaction probably worsened as she was playing out in the sun. Caitlin said: "I got such a fright when she woke up with the blisters , I thought she'd touched something hot or burned herself.
Lasers may ease pain for Vietnam War’s ‘napalm girl’
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The girl who feels no pain was in the kitchen, stirring ramen noodles, when the spoon slipped from her hand and dropped into the pot of boiling water. It was a school night; the TV was on in the living room, and her mother was folding clothes on the couch. Without thinking, Ashlyn Blocker reached her right hand in to retrieve the spoon, then took her hand out of the water and stood looking at it under the oven light. Her year-old sister, Tristen, was in the leather recliner, asleep on top of their father, John Blocker, who stretched out there after work and was slowly falling asleep, too.