How do you get the prickley hair off your hands from prickley Pears and can the prickers make you sick?

    I picked one and got a thousand prickley in my hands and have been picking them out with tweezers It's been three days.

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    The fruit of prickly pears, commonly called cactus fruit, cactus fig, Indian fig or tuna in Spanish, is edible, although it has to be peeled carefully to remove the small spines on the outer skin before consumption.

    If the outer layer is not properly removed, glochids can be ingested, causing discomfort of the throat, lips, and tongue, as the small spines are easily lodged in the skin. Native Americans, like the Tequesta, would roll the fruit around in a suitable medium (e.g. grit) to "sand" off the glochids. Alternatively, rotating the fruit in the flame of a campfire or torch has been used to remove the glochids.

    As for removal you may want to try super glue or wax strips

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