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Poision ivy already!
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dale anne    Posted 01-17-2005 at 04:49:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy ya'll andgood mornin!.....had a great weekend helped celebrate Michaels mothers 75th birthday and had a wonderful time....cept my chin and left eye itching like a hellun...welp woke up this morning and my eye is near swollen shut!....chin all broke out as well as my right forarm fixing to raise up...poision ivy i think!...looks like i got a beatin lol....also got me a male malteese pup to breed with my gal....gonna be good looking pups when the time comes......anyone else seeing poision ivy around this early?....dale anne


bulldinkie    Posted 01-17-2005 at 14:37:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found too hot water as hot as you can stand then use rubbing alcohol.This would be good torture tactic.Give em good case of PI


Jerry KS    Posted 01-17-2005 at 14:23:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
My last episode with PI (a number of years back):
My BIL talked me into going arrowhead hunting in the middle of winter a few years back. Welllll...nature called and I answered by heisting my leg on a tree. About a week later I was thinking of cutting the bottoms out of my pockets so I could do a better job of scratching. I was also giving the wife a cold shoulder to any advancements as I had NO idea what I had. I DID KNOW that I had not been "playing around" and that I DID ITCH. I finally went to the Dr. and he took one look and said "You've got PI." I got a shot and was over it in about a week. I told the Dr. that I didn't think you could get PI in the winter and he just laughed. He told me that I could be downwind from where someone was burning PI and REALLY get a BAD case of it in my lungs. So take real care around that stuff.


~Lenore    Posted 01-17-2005 at 06:39:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have suffered from poison ivy since I was about six years old. I mean suffered really bad!

Last year I found this site and read most of it.
I tried the "hot water treatment", it gave heavenly relief. It dried it up faster than ever before. It relieved the itching so I could get six to seven hours of sleep without itching at all.

I also found that during the day, when a hot shower is not practical my hand held hair dryer was a great treatment too. Blessed relief from itching and made much shorter cycle as it seemed to dry it up.


Betty Oh    Posted 01-17-2005 at 06:25:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, got it from the fire wood. Had it 2 days before christmas. got to the Dr because I did not want to have it over the holidays. I suggest you do the same thing because it is around the eye and that is not good. I got it from the gloves, so am really careful now.


Salmoneye    Posted 01-17-2005 at 05:41:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am King of PI...

I have vines that are as big as your arm and go 50+ feet up my trees...

This time of year you can get it from the berries or the sapwood under the bark...When you pull a vine the bark will slip and expose the sapwood and you are done...Shower with lye soap immediately...


bulldinkie    Posted 01-17-2005 at 05:32:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Oh yeah that sh-- dont ever die.I went to see a train derailed near our home once.I put my hand against a tree.There was snow on the ground.It was middle of winter!Well next day I got up I looked like something from the movie nite of the living dead.......I had it 3 times serious.


Tom in TN    Posted 01-17-2005 at 05:02:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dale Anne,

I've been cleaning the fence line that runs along the road on the front of my farm. About two weeks ago I got into some major-league poison ivy vines growing up some pine trees. I knew exactly what it was and took good care to keep it off my skin. I still got some on my right cheek and eye. My eye also got red, swollen, and itchy. For a couple of days my eye was swollen nearly shut when I awoke in the mornings and then settled down a little during the day. It's a lot better now, but I still have some more of the fence line to clear. I'm dreading getting back to it.

Good luck with your recovery.

Tom in TN


Yeah...    Posted 01-17-2005 at 10:33:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
...and stay out of the smoke of any brush fire suspect of having poison ivy cuttings into it. Even supposed herbicide sprayed vines can give it to you. I been lucky. Have pulled the stuff out by the roots and brush piled it. Have used throw away gloves doing it though. Still, I been lucky.

I used to see my old man swell up and blister with just the mention. He couldn't even walk by it without getting it off a summer breeze.
Fern(Mi)


dale anne    Posted 01-17-2005 at 06:31:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
well not sure where I got ahold of this poision ivy at....trimmed down the grape vines saturday and took a few cuttings from it....then sunday was looking at some trees at church that may have to come down{we landscape the church grounds}...was catching chickens also saturday to clip and mark fer sale.i did see some near the tree in front of my porch but didnt get near it....i'll tell ya iffin i can catch it I WILL!...last year got PI 6 times in a row...chiggers bout 7 times....poision oak 3 times...and a partridge in a pearrrrrrrrr treeeeeee...lol....knew i should have left the grape cuttings to Michael...bet thats where i got it....took a benydril try to keep from itching at it....lye soap...ummmm nahhh to harsh fer my face but thanks lol.....perhaps use it fer my arm....plus dont really want to get that soap near my eyes do i?...I heard that soap is bad fer washing yer body...hear good fer washing clothing.....thanks ya'll...dale anne


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