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Old 05-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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In honor if my boss, who got into a mess of this stuff in his own backyard...

He's a transplant to the south from Minnesota. I guess we have more of this stuff around here than in the land of lakes.

I have never had a reaction to any of these. Went hiking on the AT, stopped for lunch in what we were told, by a self proclaimed biologist, was a patch of the stuff. We saw the dude often over the next 3 days, I guess he was watching for a reaction. Never got one.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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We have all three around here as well. Got a mild case last Spring when clearing out some brush from the back of the property. Nasty Stuff.

Still need to get back there and finish that project....
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Poison ivy and it's cousins are a bit strange, first exposure you are generally immune, (no reaction) however with additional exposure you get more and more and mroe senesitive, 2nd exposure you may react in a few days. Eventually you get to where just reading the words and you are "Scratching like a hound" (Ok, perhaps not quite that bad).

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Old 05-19-2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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She comes on like a rose,
But everybody knows,
She'll get you in Dutch;
You can look but you better not touch.
Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes a'creepin'
Arou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound
She's pretty as a daisy,
But look out, man, she's crazy.
She'll really do you in
If you let her under your skin.
Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes a'creepin'
Arou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound
Measles make you bumpy
And mumps'll make you lumpy
And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch
A common cold'll fool ya
And whooping cough'll cool ya
But poison ivy, Lord'll make you itch!!
You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion.
You'll be scratchin' like a hound
The minute you start to mess around.
Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes a'creepin'
Arou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound
Measles make you bumpy
And mumps'll make you lumpy
And chicken pox'll make you jump and twitch
A common cold'll fool ya
And whooping cough'll cool ya
But poison ivy, Lord'll make you itch!!
You're gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion.
You'll be scratchin' like a hound
The minute you start to mess around.
Poison iv-y-y-y-y, poison iv-y-y-y-y
Late at night while you're sleepin'
Poison ivy comes a'creepin'
Arou-ou-ou-ou-ou-ound
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HAHAHAHA....

Thanks but no thanks. I have an Aunt who has the problem that every time she gets near the stuff her reactions get worse and worse. Now when she gets a case its so bad she almost has to go the hospital. Not fun.
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We used to have two pet goats, who ate the stuff. No problems.

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HAHAHAHA....

Thanks but no thanks. I have an Aunt who has the problem that every time she gets near the stuff her reactions get worse and worse. Now when she gets a case its so bad she almost has to go the hospital. Not fun.

That's what I said, first exposure you may well not have a reaction, 2nd it can be a week or two, 3rd a day or two, eventually someone says "Poison Ivy" (Or sings the song I posted a link to and someone else posted the lyrics to and you are, in the words of the song "Scratching like a hound".
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:11 PM   #8
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Sweet Wife has progressively become more and reactive to cats and yellow jacket stings. Sad, too, because she was a real cat loving person. Now she tells her music students not to play with their kitty before lessons!

She has only the mildest reaction to poison ivy, and I still have none at all.
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