Poison ivy in November, ugh!

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Posted 11/15/2012 by angy101197 in NSBR Board


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Posted: 11/15/2012 10:08:37 PM
I thought we'd be done with this stupid poison ivy thing by now. We had such a good year with only a few small outbreaks. But sure enough he goes on a boy scout campout this weekend and plays in the woods and Monday afternoon he's broken out in a poison ivy rash! Started on his face/cheeks and has now shown up on his arms and legs. Not enough to warrant a call to the doctor to get steroids but it's close due to the amount of body coverage. He doesn't get the huge nasty blisters, just a lot and a lot of little ones. He has been very good about putting on itch cream, so we're sticking with that for now.

Ironic thing is we were at a craft show 2 weekends ago and my soap lady was there selling her poison ivy soap and we specifically mentioned how we didn't need to buy any since it was November. Ha, stupid us!

Bridget in MD

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Posted: 11/16/2012 8:34:33 AM
I feel your pain - I took my DD to a Girl Scout 1 day camp thing and have it on my leg. DRIVING ME BATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bridget =)

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:11:46 AM
Actually in some ways it's easier to get it in the colder months. Which we learned the hard way. The reason is that it loses its distinctive "leaves of three" and often looks like an ordinary vine. The first year that we'd lived in this house I went out one day in late fall to pull ivy off the fence. Yep. Some of my "ivy" wasn't ivy. oy...

Hopefully your ds won't have it too severely and it will clear up quickly!

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Posted: 11/16/2012 9:45:20 AM
Oh, I can sympathize. The worst case I ever had was from stacking firewood in November. I was covered in it. I didn't even notice the little leafless vines on the logs.
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