Well well well let me fill you in!
Bull Nettle is pure evil! Bull Nettle is Mean! Bull Nettle is lurking in the shadows waiting for me! and my kids... and you ... yes, YOU!!!
It looks cute and harmless... but it stings the Fire out of you!!
There have been 4 attacks by this evil little green thing on my family this week, Me, worker #1, worker #3 & worker #4 have all been it's prey.
When Bull Nettle touches you. no matter how lightly or fleeting that touch may be, it stings! it burns! it itches! it swells! it's awful!
We did case studies this week and let me put some old wives tales to rest about this pesky plant.
Clorox does NOT work! - I tried it!
Urine does not work! - Worker #1 tried it. (don't tell anyone tho.. it'll ruin his rep)
Ice does not work! - Worker #3 tried it.. nope didn't work.
Spit does NOT help! - Worker #4 tried this one.
Cortizone did help.. after like 10 min!
here is what I found online.... gee thanks! a little late!
If stung by a nettle effective anti-itch drugs are available, usually in the form of creams containing antihistaminics or hydrocortisone. Many folk remedies exist for treating the itching, but most of them are ineffective or provide only a short relief simply by mechanical stimulation similar to scratching or by cooling:
Juice from the crushed leaf of dock which commonly grows in association with nettles, rubbed into the area
Juice from both species of Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis and Impatiens pallida), rubbed into the area
Rubbing the underside of a fern leaf (which contains its spore pods or sori) on the afflicted area.
Immediately rubbing mud on the affected area and allowing it to dry before brushing it clean.
Quickly washing the affected area.
Applying ice can help relieve itchiness.
Moistening the irritated area with saliva.
Smearing the infected area with a paste of Baking Soda and water, then rinsing after a few minutes. This is thought to neutralize the small amounts  of formic acid released by the tiny, hollow hairs
uh huh.... most did NOT work for us!
stay away from this evil plant!
ok.. I feel better.. I have done my part to help the human race for today.