Information on Poison Ivy Ivy, Oak and Sumac
Posted 28 August 2007 - 03:59 PM
Now, earlier tonight I decided to pull out my marker to add the air-thru stock that finally arrived as well as clean my BDUs...they hadn't been washed since the last game. I kid you not, within 15 minutes of handling my vest, marker, and clothes, I noticed two small PI blisters on the underside of my left wrist. I immediately grabbed all of my clothing, including gloves, shirts, BDUs, etc. and threw them into the wash then washed my hands thoroughly in cool water and Dawn soap. I was talking to my dad on the phone when I noticed a row of blisters forming to the right of my right kneecap. The a couple scattered blisters on the inside of my left ankle (i was just wearing boxers and a t-poo...that's what you where when you live alone.) So I told my dad I had to go...popped two benedryl and hopped into a cool shower with the bottle of Dawn. I washed my arms and legs three times. No new spots since I showered about 10 minutes ago. Itching stopped too.
So, how do I clean the surfaces I touched, like the lid of the washing machine, my marker, my gear bag, my goggle bag, radios, and whatever I think I might have touched? How effective is rubbing alcohol, because that's all I have access to right now.
rubbing alcohol seems to work well, although im not 100% sure about that
Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:35 PM
but for somepeople the second time is really bad
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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:05 PM
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Posted 02 April 2008 - 03:12 PM
actually it didnt spread. it may have taken longer for different areas to react. also the oils could have been stuck in your fingernails, on socks and/or shoes, clothes. if you have washed your hands and body properly you cant spread to the rest of your body or to someone else. (you just have to make sure you wash everything)
Also, if you know youve been exposed to it, as quickly as you can (at least within 2 hours) wash areas with soap and water if you can. if not, scrub down with running water.
if you get it severely enough that you need the steroid shot ... beware i gained 5 pounds quickly each time i got the shot.