Thanks for the warning about the milkweed causing a rash. I have been having an eczema flare up for awhile now, ever since I started raising the weed and rearing the cats. I will avoid directly touching the weed from now on. That's what gloves were made for!
I also had a blurry eye a while back, which cleared up the following day on its own.
I will just have to be more careful becasue I love my Monarch friends!