Bryant RedHawk wrote:The only way I can get close enough to poisonous Ivy, Oak or Sumac is to use a disposable Tyvek suit with booties Tyvek suit with boots
And thick disposable gloves along with a face shield. With this setup I can pull the stuff to my hearts content and then bag the entire outer wear for disposal.
I once got the Urushiol into my blood stream and now it seems even looking at any of the three can cause me to break into the rash.
I came up with the disposable suit idea out of necessity and so far it works a treat but I still keep Teknu soap in the house just incase.
I will be suiting up again this year since I have discovered about 1000 sq. ft. of the stuff on the back side of the hog area and it simply has to go.
I've even gotten the rash from one of our dogs that ran through a patch of it and I didn't know it until a day after I had play time with the dog.
Marie Grace wrote:Jewelweed! Works great. I couldn't find any growing on my land so I ordered some soap and salve from Amazon. Don't remember the brand but the label is green and it's sold as a pair. When I've been working anywhere near the poison stuff, I shower with the soap and cool water. If any itching starts, rub the salve on. I used to have to go to the doctor but haven't been since I found this, at least 4 years.
I am going down to the lab. Do NOT let anyone in. Not even this tiny ad:
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