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Traditional Christmas plant Poinsettia can cause hair loss, doctor warns
20th December 2019
A doctor has issued a warning about a popular Christmas plant that could cause hair loss.
Homes traditionally display the poinsettia during the festive period. It is usually a welcome addition to our Christmas decorations.
But Dr Bessam Farjo is advising people to be careful not to come into contact with the plant’s sap.
“Although the chances are only slight, it is important to be aware that close contact with a poinsettia could potentially encourage hair removal,”said Dr Farjo told PlymouthLive.
“People should always wash their hands if they’ve been in contact with one,” he adds.