I had a dose of belladonna, or deadly nightshade, a few days ago. I had gloves on while I was cutting this plant which grows under a spruce tree in the yard but I did touch my gloves when I took them off. I didn’t cut it before because I know the birds like the berries. I’m glad I didn’t try to pull the roots up.
I could feel the reaction in my hands as a pins and needles sort of feeling and it then traveled up my arms to my neck and face. I was very flushed and rashy for a while but did not feel any illness. I developed three small welts or blisters on my hand and arms which have been a bit itchy. I guess I am going to live another day!