Has your poison oak rash healed?

GSP

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 Has your poison oak healed yet? Are you on your second out break of rash yet . LOL...
 I know I am .  I remember one year I had it so bad my whole leg swole up and had to go to the Doctor for a steroid shot. Still have the old steroid lotion.
  Real OutdoorsMen with poison oak resin on their hands will take a leak while standing in a patch of poison oak.  LOL... Aint no fun haveing poison oak on your ****!!!

(Edited by GSP at 1:02 pm on July 7, 2002)


(Edited by GSP at 2:45 pm on July 7, 2002)
 



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As someone who suddenly got Poison Oak after a lifetime of immunity, I can sure relate to the fact that it's no fun!  What's worse is that I learned that it will run in the bloodstream and surface in places you were careful not to touch, so just keeping your hands off is no guarantee.  

Since this is a FAMILY oriented forum with a real mix of readers, I won't mention all those places...  but it wasn't a lot of fun.

For those interested, here's an excellent website about Poison Oak.  But if you go hoping for a remedy, be warned... the only cure for Poison Oak (or Poison Ivy) is time.   http://www.knoledge.org/oak/
 

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Since moving to CA, I have never caught a case.  I do take precautions; most that I learned growing up in the midwest with Poison Oak and Poison Ivy.  

Also, several years ago, I found a Poison Oak Soap/Wash on a clearance shelf in Target.  I bought several bottles.  Works great by lifting the irritating oils off the skin.  Smells like mink oil with a mild detergent.  
 

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 A guy from work says spray WD 40 on poison oak
 

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I am VERY sensitive to Poison Oak. I used to have to go to the doctor a couple times each deer season. My doctor gave me a standing prescription for a steroid pack. I tried many supposed remedies. Over the years, I have found that the real solution is to wash up as soon as possible. That is of course along with trying to avoid it. I always carry water and soap with me. I also carry extra sets of clothing so that I don't have to put contaminated clothes back on.
 

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ClickDog,

Now if you'd just start using the trails, instead of bulldozing through the canyon bottoms and creekbeds... well, maybe you wouldn't need all those extra clothes and soap!  :)

And neither would the poor soul who tries to follow you!
 

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Quit your whining and start exercising. October is just around the corner.....LOL
 


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