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    Poison Ivy
    Has anyone else gotten poison ivy yet this season or am I the first one?

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    ouch... I haven't had that pain... and I don't think there is any here in the desert... is there?

    Hope it clears soon!
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    Nope, no poison ivy yet...........again, I say yet. lol, I'm sure my turn is coming!

    How bad did you get it?

    The only thing I've had so far this spring is a hornet sting. That darn thing had my forearm and hand swollen for 5 days! With all the benadryl I was taking I could barely stay conscious, lol
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    I don't think there is any here in the desert... is there?
    Along waterways you'll find it.. at least in Salt Lake.. but I guess that is more high desert.

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    Sorry to hear it Rhea. I see it all the time, but it does not affect me. I grew up running around in the woods during the summers and often the other kids would stop and not go any further because they could see it. I feel for people who are affected by it.
    On the other hand, mosquitos LOVE me!

    I'm sure you know this, but Calamine (sp) lotion is supposed to be the best stuff for it, or at least that's what they used when I was a kid.


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    Thanks for your concern, everybody! I only got it on a small area of my arm and while it itches like mad it's no big deal. I thought it was kind of funny actually.

    When I was a kid we vacationed on Martha's Vineyard one summer and my brothers and I were playing in the high dunes and I got totally nuked by poison ivy. My hands looked like the Monster From The Black Lagoon. My parents were alarmed and took me to a doctor on the island who told them I not only had poison ivy, I had German measles! And he told us that I would have to be very careful from then on because my immune system was likely to freak out any time I got poison ivy. But it ain't killed me yet, so what the heck? lol!

    PS: I can't stay out of the woods, NYF. I live in the woods!

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    Scott up here people use "skin so soft" and the mosquitos dont bite you. I have no clue who makes the stuff though.
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    Nope not the only one. I went backpacking a couple weeks ago and poison ivory was everywhere. I got it on my neck and arm.

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    Yep, Skinsosoft is nice, but it makes you smell pretty! Have you ever rolled up to the bar at the local fishing lodge among the guys smelling pretty?

    Deet stinks, but it works well. We use SSS at home and I use Deet when I am out at the camp.

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    I heard about skinsosoft, but I thought it was a rumor! As my luck would have it, I'm the only one in my family that enjoys camping and being outside...and I'm also the only one allergic to any kind of insect bite. Suxors. Will have to try the skinsosoft. And get better Rhea!

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    Scooter do you eat a lot of Garlic? People say that keeps mosquitoes away.. first hand experience - i eat a ton of Garlic (even pop a raw clove now and then) and never get mosquito bites - so maybe it's true

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    Skin so soft is an Avon product and does work against mosquitoes and black flies. But the drawback as said, is you smell kinda' pretty LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary-AvantLink
    Scooter do you eat a lot of Garlic? People say that keeps mosquitoes away.. first hand experience - i eat a ton of Garlic (even pop a raw clove now and then) and never get mosquito bites - so maybe it's true
    I love garlic!

    But unfortunately, the mosquitoes around here don't mind it. They seem to like my blood quite a bit, when I go outside without coating myself in Off (which has Deet).
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    I don't like the smell or the oilyness of Skin-so-soft either. Try those Bounce fabric softner sheets. You can rub in on your skin or tie it to your hat, belt or wherever it's covenient. I tie them to our dogs' bandanas, works for them too.

    Another deterrent for mosquitos is marigold blossoms. You can rub them on your skin or clothing. Grow them in your garden and in pots around your deck or porch, too.
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    Trivia Question: What color are the berries of the Poison Ivy Plant?

    Red | white | Green | Yellow | Pink

    I'll post the answer in short time and think of a better way to do this.
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    Poison Ivy berries are white

    Watch out!

    Sorry to hear you got some Rhea. I've been lucky.

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny K
    Trivia Question: What color are the berries of the Poison Ivy Plant?

    Red | white | Green | Yellow | Pink

    I'll post the answer in short time and think of a better way to do this.
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    never gotten it but my friend who played paint ball had it.. ouch, i pity them as some of them got it bad.

    it looks like some grimlins were about to pop out from their skin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Has anyone else gotten poison ivy yet this season or am I the first one?
    Yikes Rhea! Playing in the dirt has it drawbacks ... but it's still too fun to give up.

    Calamine lotion will stop the itching. It's pink and pretty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    Yep, Skinsosoft is nice, but it makes you smell pretty! Have you ever rolled up to the bar at the local fishing lodge among the guys smelling pretty?
    Hey Scoot, the guys would love it if you smelled like chocolate.
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    Rhea I'm glad it's a small case. I usually don't get it at all.

    BUT my mother and sister have already had it. They catch it, without touching anything! It seems they can be outside and it blows in the breeze and they get it. Their faces and eyes swell etc.

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    Hey Aunt Lily! That's horrible! Would you ask them if they have any problem with mangoes?

    I'm very sensitive to mangoes. I once ate eggs from chickens that had been fed mango fruit and had major gastric distress from them. Apparently people who are hypersensitive to poison ivy can have a huge problem with mangoes.

    http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_..._8_98/food.htm

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    I've never had a mango and now I'm kind of glad I haven't, lol. I get poison ivy horribly if I get into it.

    Here's a weird natural remedy for the itch. Cold milk compresses A friend of mine told me that, I thought he had gone loco but I tried it when Aubrey had it real bad one summer. It worked! I got a bowl of milk and dipped papertowels in it it, wrung them out and laid them on the ivy patches. After about an hour we took them of and wiped her down with cold water (so she wouldn't smell like spoiled milk lol) and she wasn't itchy for hours. I also love oatmeal baths when I have poison ivy.
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