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Old 09-25-2018, 11:53 AM   #21
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I have to teach new men about falling coconuts and kooks out in the surf. Very hazardous.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:38 PM   #22
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ive already been to the doctor twice, about poison ivy. I am really allergic i guess. I've had 2 separate rounds of steroid treatments to get it under control. I HATE IT.
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ive already been to the doctor twice, about poison ivy. I am really allergic i guess. I've had 2 separate rounds of steroid treatments to get it under control. I HATE IT.
Mine isn’t that bad. Just really annoying. I got it for the first time in my life 7 years ago and then again the next 2 summers after at almost the exact same time of year. Then went the next 3 years without getting it. Now I’ve had it twice this year.
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Mine isnít that bad. Just really annoying. I got it for the first time in my life 7 years ago and then again the next 2 summers after at almost the exact same time of year. Then went the next 3 years without getting it. Now Iíve had it twice this year.
You are allergic to the toxin. There is nothing you can do, but try to avoid it.
I could roll around in it naked and have no reaction.
Well maybe my balls would itch?

Are you doing yard work? Or are you getting it at work?
I have seen the blisters and it looks horrible. I know of no remedy.
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One of my bosses is highly allergic to it. He came to work a few years back and looked like someone had poured acid over his arms and chest. I never knew it would make you blister like that. He had to get medical grade creams and treatments.

I got the wife to find me some then rubbed in on the back of my hand and waited. Good news im not allergic to it. (tested again a week later as you normally don't react to a allergy on the first attempt).

Better to test in a controlled environment then to lay in it at work and find out you are.

(boss says that if you think you have come in to contact with poison ivy and you are allergic to it, Do not go to the bathroom)
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You are allergic to the toxin. There is nothing you can do, but try to avoid it.
I could roll around in it naked and have no reaction.
Well maybe my balls would itch? [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.electriciantalk.com/images/smilies/surprise.png[/IMG]

Are you doing yard work? Or are you getting it at work?
I have seen the blisters and it looks horrible. I know of no remedy.
I always get it at work. I wear 8 inch boots and shorts all summer and I usually see a nice straight line of rash right above my boot line as well as wherever else I inadvertently spread it before I realize I have it. Usually it stays on my legs but this time I somehow got some on my face.
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One of my bosses is highly allergic to it. He came to work a few years back and looked like someone had poured acid over his arms and chest. I never knew it would make you blister like that. He had to get medical grade creams and treatments.

I got the wife to find me some then rubbed in on the back of my hand and waited. Good news im not allergic to it. (tested again a week later as you normally don't react to a allergy on the first attempt).

Better to test in a controlled environment then to lay in it at work and find out you are.

(boss says that if you think you have come in to contact with poison ivy and you are allergic to it, Do not go to the bathroom)
Lol. I drank a ton of coffee and had to pee about 30 times. Needless to say there is a bit of rash on my wang. But it’s pretty mild. It just feels nice when I scratch myself now. Lol.
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I always get it at work. I wear 8 inch boots and shorts all summer and I usually see a nice straight line of rash right above my boot line as well as wherever else I inadvertently spread it before I realize I have it. Usually it stays on my legs but this time I somehow got some on my face.
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A friend of mine got it very bad on his arms opposite his elbows, huge blisters. He told me it just comes back without being exposed. Since that first time, Every summer it comes back in the same place.

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A friend of mine got it very bad on his arms opposite his elbows, huge blisters. He told me it just comes back without being exposed. Since that first time, Every summer it comes back in the same place.
I would have sworn this was happening to me when I first got it. Same time every summer. Then it stopped and I thought maybe I had gotten immune to it. Nope.
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I don't get poison ivy. Found out years back when I was pulling some up and someone told me it was poison ivy. Never had a case of it in my life. Some people are lucky like that, I guess. I've known men that will get nearly debilitating cases of it just from being downwind of the stuff.

@John Valdes I"m wondering if you get itchy from fiberglass insulation since you're also not allergic to poison ivy? Fiberglass insulation doesn't bother me one bit, so I'm wondering if there's a correlation.
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I would have sworn this was happening to me when I first got it. Same time every summer. Then it stopped and I thought maybe I had gotten immune to it. Nope.
Are you guys sure your not mistaking this for poison oak?

I seen plenty of poison ivy cases between myself , kids , friends.
It's usually a mild problem with mild reactions....actually seen
mosquito's do more damage.

Now...poison oak? Whole different animal.
When you start talking blistering and it keeps coming back?
This sounds like poison oak , which can stay alive on bed sheets
and spread on your body through the same.
When you get poison oak you have to keep daily new bed
sheets every night until it's gone.

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They say there is an antidote for all poisons growing within three feet of the poison, you just have to know what and how to extract it.
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Are you guys sure your not mistaking this for poison oak?

I seen plenty of poison ivy cases between myself , kids , friends.
It's usually a mild problem with mild reactions....actually seen
mosquito's do more damage.

Now...poison oak? Whole different animal.
When you start talking blistering and it keeps coming back?
This sounds like poison oak , which can stay alive on bed sheets
and spread on your body through the same.
When you get poison oak you have to keep daily new bed
sheets every night until it's gone.
I’m pretty sure it’s poison ivy, but not 100 percent sure as I never see where I’ve contacted it. And my rash looks like the milder pics I’ve seen by googling it. I’ll have to look for poison oak pics...
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They say there is an antidote for all poisons growing within three feet of the poison, you just have to know what and how to extract it.
I’ve heard this too.
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ive already been to the doctor twice, about poison ivy. I am really allergic i guess. I've had 2 separate rounds of steroid treatments to get it under control. I HATE IT.
Me too. I've been so swollen and blistered I could hardly move. Tried everything, and within an hour of taking the steroids, it was visibly improved. In the meantime, standing under a shower as hot as I could handle it provided temporary relief.
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when I go into the woods to deer hunt, scout, etc..i completely cover my skin, no shorts, no short sleaves. Have to wear gloves, tuck my pants in my boots. When I get back to truck, I have to strip, like if I was coming out of a C-zone. Then cold shower when I get home, to be sure I havent' gotten it, sometimes, that isn't even enough.


I caught it from a dormant posion ivy vine, in the dead of winter. I was cutting the vine away from a tree, the fuzz of the vine, was enough to get me, and 2 weeks later, I was back at the DR. to get steroid treatments..it was spreading BAD.
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Me too. I've been so swollen and blistered I could hardly move. Tried everything, and within an hour of taking the steroids, it was visibly improved. In the meantime, standing under a shower as hot as I could handle it provided temporary relief.
They say hot shower is no good as it opens your pores.

However, I cant stand cold showers so I still take a hot shower, even when I'm in contact with insulation.

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They say hot shower is no good as it opens your pores.

However, I cant stand cold showers so I still take a hot shower, even when I'm in contact with insulation.

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It helps with the hellacious itching by distracting the nerves I think. Definitely only a temporary relief, the only thing that actually improved it was Benadryl, and then the steroids. I'm super careful now, and keep the Technu wash handy at home anytime I may have been in contact with the devil's ivy.
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