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  • djohnflatfeecfp djohnflatfeecfp 
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    I picked up poison ivy again and am reminded how much I hate it.  The worst part is I have no idea where I was exposed.  I never had a problem with poison ivy until I turned 40.  My now retired primary care physician laughed when I first had a reaction and said “Welcome to middle age!”

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    At least you only got the sap on your skin.  The very worst cases happen when someone unknowingly burns the plant and breathes in the smoke.  YIKES!

    Repeat after me, class:  “Leaflets three, let it be.  Berries white, poisonous sight.”

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    legobikes legobikes 
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    We have a lot of poison oak around here, which I only found out after traipsing through brush for a couple of years. Apparently I don’t react.

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    uptoolate uptoolate 
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    It was a massive poison ivy year where our cottage is. Have never seen so much. So far, DW and I are apparently not sensitive but we still give it a wide birth.

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    Avatar GPGP 
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    Technu poison ivy wash /scrub is worth it if you are sensitive. It washed away the oils instead of just spreading them around

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    ENT Doc ENT Doc 
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    Leaves of three, let it be.  Leaves of four, eat some more.

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    jfoxcpacfp jfoxcpacfp 
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    I picked up poison ivy again and am reminded how much I hate it.  The worst part is I have no idea where I was exposed.  I never had a problem with poison ivy until I turned 40.  My now retired primary care physician laughed when I first had a reaction and said “Welcome to middle age!”

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    Exact same thing happened to me. I could roll in it growing up then one year in my late 30s, I came home from picking blackberries with a horrible case. Had no idea what it was until mom, who had horrible reactions, “diagnosed” it.

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    Lordosis Lordosis 
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    I cannot tell you how many people call and expect us to send Prednisone in because they have a rash they feel is poison ivy.   People get mad when I make them come in for a visit but more then a few times it turns out to be something else. Cellulitis, fungal, etc.

    “Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”

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