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finelyshedded

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I've pulled 3 of the blood suckers off me in the past 2 days! Been looking for sheds in high weeded fields with briars and such!
 

5Cent

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Thanks for the reminder!

Maybe we should start a poll to guess who will get poison ivy first.

HA HA HA HA......I'm just getting off a shot, and 2 oral does of roids from my fun 3 wks ago!:smiley_clap: Skin is still healing....

I usually get it 2-3 times a year, but this was by far the worse in recent memory. I was cleaning up/removing a fence row in front of the house, pine branches, shrubs, thisels, vines, etc. I've had it bad but this was just insane. Positive out of the whole deal was it stayed out of knees to waist and face areas. Unfortunately it went down neck, rubbed around in shirt, sweat soaked shirt......good stuff.
 

buckbuster217

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I was really surprised I didnt find any on me yesterday after doing some shed hunting and putting out 2 mineral sights, but on the other hand I did wake up with my right hand fingers all swelled up with poison ivy!!!! all i gotta do is look at that shit and i get it!!!!!!!
 

Huckleberry Finn

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A huge knock on wood - I've never gotten it. Turkey hunting, baling hay and straw, building crap on farms, never got it. I hope it stays that way!
 

moundhill

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Poison Ivy is my worst nightmar come spring time. I look at it, i get it. i would get that shot but im too scarred of shots :smiley_baby:
 

finelyshedded

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I once got down wind while burning poison ivy and got it. I was drenched with sweat so that might have been a factor. I just know when I get it, calymine and the other topicals don't give me ANY relief and I always end up at the MD. getting a shot and the tiny roid pills. Has anyone ever gotten it on their manhood or between fingers and toes? Thats a real fun time! I loathe the stuff..........can you tell!
 

hickslawns

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Ric- I think I have had it everywhere I could possibly get it. I hate poison ivy. If it is more than a few dots here and there, I might as well call the doctor and get an appointment.
 

rgecko23

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Poison Ivy is my worst nightmar come spring time. I look at it, i get it. i would get that shot but im too scarred of shots :smiley_baby:

Thats how I am anymore....I just look at it and i get it. I could have rooled around in that stuff when I was a kid and never got it, I didnt get it until I was around 27. After that its been all down hill.
 

DJK Frank 16

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Not sure what you guys get prescribed for ivy... but when I used to go to doctor years ago he would prescribe me Zyrtec, which is now over the counter you can get anywhere. I keep a bottle in my truck and a bottle at home. If I even think I start to feel an itch coming on I will take a pill once a day for 2 or 3 days. Haven't had a bad breakout of ivy in 3 years now... knock on wood!!
 

Dannmann801

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This is not a joke - when I had a bad case as a teenager I took a bath in bleach water and took one of those green scrubbie pads to the affected areas....burned like hell but it killed the poision ivy.
 

buckbuster217

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This is not a joke - when I had a bad case as a teenager I took a bath in bleach water and took one of those green scrubbie pads to the affected areas....burned like hell but it killed the poision ivy.

this is the quickest way for me to get rid of it, I just scratch until its all bubbled up and seaping and then go to the utility sink and dump bleach on it, ( warning !! do not do this if you have to go to the bathroom!!) usually by the next day its all dried out, might have a little spot here or there that needs touched up but it really works for me