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Yuck... what is it!

Clydetz Jun 22, 2014

  1. sickboy

    sickboy Marsupial Brigade Member

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    I have found the covering poison ivy is worse for it spreading. If you got it at night wash your sheets and any pants shorts and socks you were wearing. That is a BAD reaction. My wife had to get steroid injections to help her when she gets it....

    sickboy
     
  2. ratstuph

    ratstuph Hoodoo Operator Super Moderator

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    I am sensitive to poison ivy/oak like Kayakjax's brother...; hell I'm starting to get itchy just looking at this thread. I got it from my dog, helping the family shell pecans, picking up dead for a year (+) fireplace wood with a dried up vine on it. I learned, when it became available, to go to my doctor and insist on a multi-day course of oral steroid treatment at the first sign. Before that I would get a four-shot (weekly I think) series of inoculations every summer, and I hate fucking shots
    Fun fact: folks who are severely allergic can also get a similar, albeit milder reaction to eating mangoes (yes, I've had that too).
     
  3. kayakjax

    kayakjax Deep & Wide Brigade Member

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    I think cashews contain it, too. If you're really sensitive to urushiol, you might want to avoid them.
     
  4. sickboy

    sickboy Marsupial Brigade Member

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    JerzeeDevil: its fun and educational!

    sickboy
     
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  5. ilovekittens

    ilovekittens Sailing the seas of cheese Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    I was covered in the stuff last year from head to toe, the only place I didn't have it was my back, and privates. I never worried about poison ivy before because I never had much of a reaction in the past.
    Me mum called me an wanted me to clear some weeds in between these two buildings so the meter man could get an actual reading on the meter. I went in there with shorts, t-shirt an flip flops. Pulled out everything with my bear hands roots and all. Wouldn't you know it, 80% poison ivy.

    What really did me in was the hot shower I took when I got home, which opened up all my pores and let the oil just pour right into my skin. My arms and legs swelled up, blisters and bumps everywhere between the webs of my fingers and on the palms of my hands was the worst. I missed two days of work (only two days I missed all year), when I went to work on the third day they insisted I go see a doctor. Dr wanted to put me on steroids an Atarax. I chose to just deal with it and it cleared up in a little over a month. I tried everything to stop the itching the only relief I found was to take scolding hot showers, several a day. Once one area started looking better another patch would pop up. I tracked the oil in my car and house and kept getting re-exposed. I feel your pain Gary. I deathly afraid of the ivy now. :unintroduced: ILK
     
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  6. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    Well my bubble burst![​IMG] I had a 4" x 4" sterile gauze pad on it
    and right after dinner I felt some wetness. Took off the damp gauze
    pad, took a shower washing the poison ivy area with antibacterial soap.
    Now I'm walking around in loose fitting pajama bottoms... no gauze pad.
    Still a slight raised area... more liquid. The hospital said to visit my doctor after 48 hours and if the 'bubble' broke. 2 for one... can't beat that!
     
  7. jamex

    jamex Organic Polygraph JDBA Official Member

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    edit: Nevermind, I see now its popped. :( we'll miss that little blob
     
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  8. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    Oh no we won't! Woke up this morning and the ugly 'bubble' is as big as before!!!:devilzeek I wonder how many times this is going to happen.:unintroduced:
     
  9. Ronin0821

    Ronin0821 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Well dam thanks for the input
     
  10. D2AP

    D2AP Better than gold or platinum

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    This shit sounds crazy lol
     
  11. OnceBitten

    OnceBitten Momma said I'd go blind Brigade Member

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    So.....her neighboUrs send "Thank You" cards/gifts?
     
  12. jamex

    jamex Organic Polygraph JDBA Official Member

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    more pics? I could use some more blob pr0n for the ol' mental spank bank :manganr:
     
  13. brian7498

    brian7498 knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    holy crap! hope that heals up fast man, that does not look pleasant at all!. The last time i saw a blister that big was when a buddy had a blister beetle go down his shirt....that was rough. Good luck buddy and keep us posted! :thumbsup:
     
  14. gzb

    gzb SUPER Moderator* Super Moderator

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    Hmmm, "Blister Beetle" huh...?

    CLICK HERE Gary.

    Look familiar?
     
  15. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    Just got out of the shower after cleaning the area with antibacterial soap & putting on some hydrocortisone cream and then I see this about the blister beetle!!! I'm pretty darn sure what I have is poison ivy. The pocket of skin is again pretty flat but have to wait to see what it looks like tomorrow. Ugh!
     
  16. Ronin0821

    Ronin0821 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Good luck bro.
     
  17. Glenn

    Glenn Sol Invictus Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    [video=youtube;TdUsyXQ8Wrs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUsyXQ8Wrs[/video]


    :cheesydevil:
     
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  18. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

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    After my 1st cup of coffee I looked at the area on my leg. I can see a profile of JFK! Well... maybe... upside-down it looks like Juan Valdez.:jdwink2:
     
  19. Ronin0821

    Ronin0821 JDBA4L JDBA Official Member

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    Lol did it come back again?
     
  20. gzb

    gzb SUPER Moderator* Super Moderator

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    Blister Beetle bites do that. Unfortunately, the second time is usually in the genital area...
     

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