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hawthorn thorn poke

I got stuck by a hawthorn spike today, and my finger has swollen up big time. It has happened before, and I can tell you I'd rather get stung by a wasp. The initial pain is so bad I think I'm going to pass out, now its just a very painful throb.

There is no thorn left in my finger, and I've treated the puncture wound with a peroxide solution.

Is hawthorn poisonous, and if not, why am I getting such a bad reaction ?
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