Poison Ivy, again

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  1. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member

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    Every year for the last 4 now I've gotten myself into some poison ivy in my yard. I was out there Wed evening cutting some vines off one of the trees and apparently did it again. Playing guitar last night I noticed my left forearm stinging, sure enough the whole bottom side is red. Woke up this morning and there's a fair amount on my face, which is a new thing. Never had it there before. Good thing I'm not young and pretty anymore.
     
  2. Colnago1

    Colnago1 Strat-O-Master

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    Good thing you didn’t have to take a pee and get in on anything else.
     
  3. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    i used to be allergic to it but now i can roll around in it and not get a rash.
     
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    "Good thing you didn’t have to take a pee and get in on anything else."

    Been there done that. :eek:
     
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    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    Opposite for me. As a kid and teenager, I could clear it off our fence line with bare hands. Now, I get it by looking at it. There was one spot on the back of our yard where it kept recurring for a few years and I'd douse it with poison, wait a week to pull it all up covered head to toe, and I'd still get it on my wrists between gloves and shirt. Got rid of the tree next to it and it hasn't come back. Seemed to like a bit of afternoon shade, maybe.
     
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    There are worse things lurking in the weeds to pee on than Poison Ivy. One time, and one time only when I was a youth, I didn't notice the insulators and peed on an electric fence. It was definitely a learning experience, and one I was very careful to never repeat! I didn't realize what was happening for a while, and didn't break the "circuit" for far too long. I thought I had contracted some sort of venereal disease or something!
     
  7. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Got poison oak on both legs so bad it bled through my slacks at work
    Knees to groin....
    Just sticky wet...

    I know zackly your discomfort Mr. @Lonn
     
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    Mouse The Knees of Rock

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    I've had it only once and it was a horrible case from my ankles up to my beltline (and thankfully skipping past the precious bits). Ever since however I'll get a serious case of the itches on my shins which I'm convinced is some residual effect from the poison. I wouldn't be surprised if for many people, once you get it you're more susceptible to it thereafter. Maybe for others it's the opposite.
     
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    For 2 years now I occasionally get a mild but itchy rash on my shins and calves. I thought it may be a mild form of shingles but who knows?
     
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    I PM'd this to Lonn but perhaps I should post it here as well.

    I get it on my hands regularly and slathering up some vaseline and wearing lates gloves for 2-3 days kills it by depriving it of oxygen. You can just rinse off the dead skin and it's all new underneath afterwords.

    Same thing can be done with larger swaths on legs and arms using kitchen plastic wrap.

    It probably should be mentioned that it would be unwise to do any sort of whole body application, and depriving any of your body for oxygen for an extended period of time is not recommended, but this works.

    And it has the added benefit of shielding the areas from scratching.
     
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    I'm not sure, but don't know, that there is such a thing as a mild form of that pernicious and painful affliction, but if it's a rash...the vaseline/wrap thing will clear it up fast.
     
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    Don't itch it - Kill it .

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    One of my brothers answered a call of nature out camping and afterward whipped his butt with poison oak.
     
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    I think I got it once hiking. Got on my socks but that was it. Chiggers though... man I about ripped my skin off because of those things. They'll get in my buddy's vegetable garden and make your life miserable
     
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    Every since getting it, I keep a bar of this soap in the house and scrub any exposed skin down after doing heavy yard work. It cuts through any potential poison ivy oil and if used immediately is supposed to be good for preventing a full outbreak if you're exposed. There are other similar brands which work.

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    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    one time in high school, i got it on my face so bad i missed two weeks.
    that was just plain miserable.
     
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    I got it on my face once as a kid. Not good.
     
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    But what ever you do... DO NOT BURN IT!
    Trust me on this one. I was nearly a Darwin Award recipient a couple decades ago.
    Crap got all over my body, in my eyes, in my blood system. It was awful!