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in: Funderstormin; Funderstormin > 2015-10-19

Oct 20, 2015 1:03 PM # 
Hope it fades quickly. Poison ivy can be a lot harder to see at this time of year. :((
Oct 21, 2015 12:22 PM # 
I learned yesterday that it turns red in the fall...that was useful information I could have used about 10 days ago!

It's awful...four huge areas of it on both bum cheeks and inside of the thighs. I went to the doctor yesterday and got some new prescriptions but they've been weeping since Saturday. I'm currently sitting on a shop towel in my office. Classy.
Oct 21, 2015 2:46 PM # 
Wow, you got yourself good! I assume you weren't cavorting naked around Awenda Park, no matter how happy you were about your first trip with Earl, so that means you got a bad case of poison ivy through at least one layer of fabric, which is a good warning to all. My first - and worst ever - PI was also on my bum after a bike fall when I was wearing Spandex tights and underwear. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Btw poison ivy turns red or sometimes flattens down as a yellow/green dying plant. It still has the oil in either case. A school teacher once told me about kids who got poison ivy in winter while digging through soil that had PI roots in it. Blech.
Oct 21, 2015 5:24 PM # 
I was wearing a thin pair of running shorts. :-(

I've had lots of minor episodes from secondary contact - residual oil left on things - but there is WAY too much this time for it to be that. One of the 'blotches' is the size of a baseball.

I wish there was a vaccination I could get against it...I've had four minor and now one major bout this year alone.

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