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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    I think everyone is capable of getting poison ivy rash. Sooner or later.

    Here are some nasty pictures of the stuff on people. Even your dogs can bring it in and infect you.

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    Nuke it from orbit...only way to be sure.

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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    some will not catch it for years then suddenly bam you have it bad, I normally do not get it bad but have a few spots on my arm now. I was cutting the vines climbing up the trees some 70 feet up and the vine was a good 3 inchs in diameter at the base.

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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Rolled in it - ate it in my early years and about 16 YO picking cherries on the fence row I got it bad.

    Then didn't get it for a long time but I did stay away from it.. Then 10 years ago got a mild case from weedwacking, then 2 years ago we had trees come down in early spring and cut them up with the chainsaw.

    Three days later I had PI, OK - treat it as normal, and it went systemic (in my blood) so imagine every 3-4 days a new patch comes out "anywhere" on your body - I had to get prednesone to finally stop it after a month.

    Now I have somewhat of a tolerance it seems - just got PI last weekend (weedwacking again) and its almost gone now.

    So i beleive we build up a tolerance and resistance and it breaks down over time as we age...
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Quote Originally Posted by J_J View Post
    I think everyone is capable of getting poison ivy rash. Sooner or later.

    Here are some nasty pictures of the stuff on people. Even your dogs can bring it in and infect you.

    Skin Rash Hall of Fame

    Backpacker Magazine - Eat Poison Ivy: Build Immunity?
    We have one cats that roams and he has given me a rash a few times but nothing major....
    Rather than worry about the things you want but don't have, be grateful for the things you don't want and don't have.

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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Yes, some people are truly immune to it and can't get it.

    My understanding is everyone is immune to it the first time, but that first time will trigger the reaction the second time.

    Its also my understanding you do not build up an immunity to it. The more you get PI, the easier you get it. If you stay away from it for several years, you may be less likely to get it the next time.
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    You may think your immune I never had a trace of it till I was in my mid 40s now I occasionally get a patch the size of a dime never got any larger I'm almost 50 now but I used to never get it.

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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    I recall a 'This Old House' episode dealing with poison ivy.
    The garden guy stated that whatever you do, don't burn poison ivy since it can vaporize the oils that cause the rash.
    Once vaporized, these oils can apparently cause a reaction in the airway passages and lungs.
    Not good.
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    Quote Originally Posted by Mounted Madness View Post
    I recall a 'This Old House' episode dealing with poison ivy.
    The garden guy stated that whatever you do, don't burn poison ivy since it can vaporize the oils that cause the rash.
    Once vaporized, these oils can apparently cause a reaction in the airway passages and lungs.
    Not good.

    I think I watched the same episode. I remember them taping their gloves to their shirt sleeves.
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    Default Re: There is poison ivy, and there is POISON IVY

    I'm not aware of ever having had a poison ivy rash even though the family property is polluted with it. I've always operated on the premise that I am allergic to it and take precautions like never walking through the woods in shorts and avoiding work with my bare hands. I don't burn stuff if I suspect there may be poison ivy in the mix. Items that may come into contact with poison ivy and skin are washed. If am handling something that's been in contact, I use disposable rubber gloves and use a degreasing hand cleaner.

    Maybe I'm fooling myself, but I don't think I've ever gotten it.
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