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FFS! Both arms, both legs....
News flash: There is a new patch of Poison Ivy in the garden.

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I've joined your "itchy & scratchy" club. Not to your extreme extent though. Pulling thistles yesterday in between rain squalls. Only on the "thistle pulling hand & arm" though. No poison ivy or sumac out there. Must be a reaction to mutant thistle barbs.
Pass the calamine lotion.

bigpawbullets Level 8 June 23, 2018

Gonna need an ocean....
My sympathies.

Years ago a got an insane rash after rolling up and disposing of my Morning Glory planting. Never again. All kinds of rash inducing plants out there.

@AmiSue !
Morning Glory rash? Really?
I may be a victim. Pulled one up yesterday and rolled it into a ball before pitching it in the pail.

@bigpawbullets Bingo!

@bigpawbullets Diagnostic fee to be paid in whiskey and donuts.

@AmiSue !
We should be neighbors.


Pink is my color.
Conciliatory donut.

AmiSue Level 8 June 21, 2018

LOL at the donut!


How's the blistering today? I sure hope you're not in too much discomfort.

bigpawbullets Level 8 June 21, 2018

Thanks. It's spreading and truly hellish today.
I may never garden again! (Lies)

I'm picturing you running through the house naked, scratching furiously like a primate.... screaming; "It burns!!!! IT BURNS!!!!"

@bigpawbullets Look at you! All psychic and shit. Bingo!



Oh I hate that I got into something the other day. Benadryl and calamine lotion and catching it early is the key

Donto101 Level 7 June 21, 2018

I know the tip about washing immediately o get the oil off, but it's never worked for me. This time there was sumac in the mix, double whammy!

@AmiSue When you do it, you do it up well. Hope you're feeling better.


Hydrocortisone 1% ointment. A little dab on each blister should do the trick. And quickly. It's over the counter so you should be able to get it at any grocery store or wal-mart. Good luck.

EricJones Level 7 June 21, 2018

Natural remedies for poison ivy.

HippieChick58 Level 9 June 20, 2018

Good ones thanks!


Oh crap! Don’t self-infect further. Calamine and keep your hands off.

MissKathleen Level 9 June 20, 2018

Leaves of 3. Leave them be. =0{

Mooolah Level 8 June 20, 2018

Bummer. I developed a serious allergy after a summer making nature trails in college. Was cutting and pulling down 2- 4 inch vines of poison ivy from trees. In years afterwards, one blister would spread all over my body and I had to have cortisone shots to recover. Then I had to get the shots of poison ivy oil every spring to help build some immunity. It can be serious. Take care.

CrazyQuilter Level 7 June 20, 2018

I've had it 3x a season for 15 or so years now.
I just have to be near it! In this case I was in it smile003.gif

Wow, that’s scary!

@AmiSue you need a resistant garden assistant. Three times a season is too much.

@MissKathleen I need supervision! I was distracted by my creepy neighbor stopping in my yard to yammer on for half an hour and wasn't being careful.

@AmiSue prolly need to post signs: beware of crazy gardener


Now I am going to get it

btroje Level 9 June 20, 2018

? The power of suggestion?

@AmiSue I am that susceptible

@btroje yikes!

@MissKathleen that's what i say


Ugh, how awful! Thankfully, I've always been immune but I'm never too confident that that won't change for me. I have some agave that will reach out and zap me good if I'm not respectful enough, so I have an idea of the nastiness you're dealing with... I hope it passes quickly. smile003.gif

Lauren Level 7 June 20, 2018

Bummer, I've always been immune, so that's nice. I am allergic to at least one variety of pampas grass, I've brushed up against and gotten welts in the shape of the leaves like a photographic negative. We've got giant hogweed here, so far I've avoided contact. The county has warned us that it can cause severe burns and blindness.

Buttercup Level 7 June 20, 2018

I picked some up on my legs, sharing your pain. Break out the Calomine lotion.

Surfpirate Level 8 June 20, 2018

I pour kosher salt in a full bath. It's the only way I've ever found some relief!

@AmiSue that’s a new one to me. Will remember.


Lucky you!!!

bigpawbullets Level 8 June 20, 2018

Oh no! I hope it goes away soon! ☹️

Ellatynemouth Level 8 June 20, 2018

Makes me grateful for natural immunity! eeeek! that's looks itchy!

SkotlandSkye Level 8 June 20, 2018
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