Poison Ivy

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  1. Boggs6ft7

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    ...is attacking my legs. I've begun treating it and its under control, but it sucks.

    I would post pictures, but its disgusting. My lower legs look like raw hamburger.

    I've had it worse before. In elementary school I had it so bad on my hand that I couldn't make a fist. It took a trip to the doctor the clear that up.

    At least I didn't burn the stuff and inhale it, that happend to one of my scoutmasters. Poison Ivy in the throat and lungs is no picnic.

    The steroid cream I'm using seems to be working on the batch I have now. What a way to start my summer vacation...
     
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    Aw man I was hoping this was about bad pseudo-porn. :( 



    Sorry about you legs dood.

    Could be worse. I found out the hard way I am allergic to prolonged exposure to latex.
     
  3. Boggs6ft7

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    You know there was a big class action suit agains the glove companies?
     
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    Oh God...I hate poison ivy.

    The last time I had it, it was all blistering between my fingers. I avoided scratching it for a couple days, but it got so itchy that I snapped, laced my fingers together, and rubbed them together hard in an effort to make it stop.

    All the blisters popped and I was left with basically no skin between my fingers.

    Not fun.
     
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    I did not. But I didn't have a reaction to gloves.
     
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    The non-plural kind I presume. I can't wear one either.
     
  7. Boggs6ft7

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    Apparently, the glove companies knew about the alergy and weren't doing anything to protect people such as say, warning them.

    A lot of healthcare workers were affected as well as patients. Seems that if you exposed to enough of the stuff, you develop an alergy. In extreme cases, people can go into anaphalactic shock by just being around something like balloons.
     
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    Yet another reason I should have become a doctor.
     
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    I thought you meant the Batman villain. Now I'm pissed for coming into this thread.
     
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    When I was a kid, we played Army in the woods all year round so I basically lived with poison ivy all the time. Then one day I just stopped getting it. I think I got it so bad so many times I built a tolerance to it. I don't think I've ever had it again since I was about twelve.

    This may sound dangerous, and for all I know it is, but I used to scratch it and rub bleach on it. Burned like a mother, but it dried it the hell out.
     
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    I feel your pain, once at a Boy Scout camp trip some dumb-dumb tossed a branch covered in poison oak leaves into the camp fire. The wind changed and blew the smoke over a few of us. Next morning we had reactions from head to toe. I even had it on my eyes.
     
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    I've done that before and it works fairly well, but you're right, it does burn like none other and its not for people that can't take the pain.

    I started out using the bleach and I'm now using the steroid cream.

    The weeping (of the sores, not me crying) has finally stopped. For a while, it looked like honey was pouring out of my legs.
     

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