Security Continuation – Poison Ivy Prevention

To this point in my life I have not shown an allergy to poison ivy.  I know what it looks like and always make sure I am very careful when I need to work around it and take as many precautions as I can to avoid the rash.  When I was hanging the chain yesterday I mentioned that I was going to be working around poison ivy and that I needed to remove some that was growing up the trees I hung the chain from.  It was also all over the ground in the whole area that I was working in.

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The poison ivy was all up and down both trees

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The poison ivy was all over the ground as well as the ground around the other tree to which I hung the chain

In the past I have always made sure to wash in cool water as soon as possible.  Then I saw this video about how not to get a poison ivy rash.

Since then I have always washed with dish soap and a wash cloth.  I wore my muck boots and gloves yesterday, but I know I brushed up against the poison ivy plants around which I was working.  Today, I have no poison ivy rash.  That could be because I have not become allergic to the oil, or it could be because I washed afterwards.  Either way, I will continue to be careful when working around poison ivy, because I’d rather not end up with the rash.

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1 Response to Security Continuation – Poison Ivy Prevention

  1. Dawn@CCH says:

    I’m really allergic to to poison oak AND poison ivy. Seems like I get it no matter what I do. Will try the dish soap trick next time and see if it helps.

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