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*&#%#$ poison ivy
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Pear Head
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Joined: 04 Apr 2004

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KC0GRN wrote:
I was talkin to a local cacher in washington and he seemed to think the biggest way you get that oil on you is if the leaf from a poison ivy plan is bruised or damaged. Not quite sure how that holds true.


I believe that is true, yes. The leaf can be damaged very easily - as easily as rubbing up against it.
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't vouch for this stuff, but found it to be informative, like the Facts & Myths page.


http://www.poisonivytreatment.com/
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15Tango
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't bathing in tomato juice supposed to work? I've never had a major outbreak of PI yet, even though I do cache while wearing shorts a lot during the late spring/summer/early fall. I have gone through some weeds that leave me itchy, but I carry a bottle of Band-Aid Itch Relief Gel Spritz in my car, and that's worked so far.
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Buzzygirl
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, not sure about the tomato juice thing. I always thought a person should do that if they got into an encounter with a skunk.
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speaking of home remedies, wasn't oatmeal supposed to help with some sorta rash type stuff? lol Laughing
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jaywc7
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did buzzygirl swear ??


Quote:
*&@%$&! RIGHT I DID!!


Kinda hot I think...
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this stuff still 'active' in the winter?

PLEASE say no ...
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Dances With Beehives
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry KB

Myth: Dead poison ivy plants are no longer toxic.
Fact: Urushiol remains active for up to five years. Never handle dead plants that look like poison ivy without proper protection.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

King Boreas wrote:
Is this stuff still 'active' in the winter?

PLEASE say no ...


So, you gonna tell us the story? Laughing
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loneeagle_24
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, you gonna tell us the story?


Are we bored, Moe?
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=e4ec81d4-de63-4134-b8be-23dc353c7d8f&log=y&decrypt=

I assumed it was gone, but I was in the area, so I THOROUGHLY searched for it, with gloves off.
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Paklid
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to take a strong stance here.

I don't like poison ivy.

There,
I said it.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paklid wrote:
I'm going to take a strong stance here. I don't like poisony ivy.

You know, before this past spring I had never had it before. I don't know if I just hadn't been exposed to it as bad or if it just takes a while to actually become severely allergic to it but after the National CITO day I had a horrible reaction and I found myself having little breakouts on my legs frequently.

While the secondary breakouts near my ankles (yeah I should still wear long pants in the spring) weren't nearly as bad as what I had on my forearms in the spring I still have to agree w/Paklid and say it sucks.
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Buzzygirl
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told that the first exposure often results in a mild reaction, which is what I had. Subsequent exposures often result in a more severe reaction. I had some itchy bumps on my forearms for about a week and a half and that was it. No real blistery rash, luckily.

I'm seriously making an effort to stay away from P.I. come springtime. I have looked at so many websites on the stuff that I know what it looks like year-round.
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm going to take a strong stance here.

I don't like poison ivy.



Hmmm
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