Sorry, I forgot my password and couldnt get in and reply. My husbands hands are not as bad but the rash comes and goes, gets worse then better. The forestry div. never contacted us. The doc put him on clobetasol cream. And neosalus foam. The doc says its eczema but my husband is convinced that grabbing the plant in the river broght all of this on. I doubt I will ever get him on the water again! It looks as though the hand problem is now something permanent thst he will have to live with. Never ever had a problem til the week he touched the plant!!!!!!