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Alias    Posted 03-29-2004 at 18:51:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Today I worked out by the tree line, cutting and tilling under some blackberry briars. Also, there were a few downed limbs that i cleared away. And, I had the usual assortment of vines running to and fro, which I cut up using my manual hedge clippers. All in all, I had a good day or so I thought. However, when I washed up for dinner, I notices a small red mark just under my nose. moreover, my lips feel thick and swollen.

Could it be that after all these years, my body can not ward off the ill effects of poison ivy/oak? Why!! I can remember when I could chew the darn stuff and it didn't have even the slightest effect on me. Oh Well, I guess it's the price I pay for longivity. But, it beats the alternative all to heck. Ain't it great to be alive and kicking. Yawl have a good night now, ya hear........gfp

KellyGa    Posted 03-30-2004 at 17:08:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I feel for ya, don't scratch it, don't scratch it! It'll spread! Thats what Mama used to tell me.

dogbardave    Posted 03-30-2004 at 16:44:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I get the shot like 90% of the time...rarely, can I get it knocked down w/cortisone alone.

bulldinkie    Posted 03-30-2004 at 13:05:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You say after all these years could it be poison??I have it right now from pulling weeds over the weekend.I have had it 4 times so bad my eyes were shut,My face was 4 times bigger than normal.One time I got it in middle of winter.I was leaning against a tree to watch them work on train derailment.I look so bad its like night of the living dead.I get it every year a couple of times a year.

Doug in Kansas    Posted 03-29-2004 at 19:35:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]

There was a time when Poison Ivy and Oak would not bother me. Two years ago I bought some land and while out with my brother one day, he pointed out a bunch of Poison Ivy growing all over a nice Hickory tree. Well, being the young stud that I am, I began tearing the vines down, pulling twisting, really getting after it. Of course the whole time he was telling me I was a fool.

Turned out he was right and I itched for weeks.

Best of Luck in your scratchin'!


Cindi    Posted 03-29-2004 at 19:20:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh boy.....sounds pretty ominous. Remember if it gets too nasty you can get a shot for it.

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