osker brown wrote:
Eating young red leaves in gel-caps prevents rashes, and lessens the itch of current rashes. It is the only effective treatment we have found. We have had limited success with jewelweed.
Julie Anderson wrote:
How do you get the young leaves into the gel caps without getting a horrendous exposure? I get it really bad. I have 3-4 weeks of open oozing skin if I get any on me.
Kdan Horton wrote:We have it like mad. I notice it's not so bad where the wild muscadine grow. Where the vines were really thick on the trees, I chopped off about four feet of the vine but only in the winter. I can't even look at the stuff without a majour rash. I just live with the itch. Two weeks of itchy whenever I'm exposed and try not to be exposed. But in the summer, I usually have a patch somewhere on my body. Wash your hands really well with a super caustic soap helps. Until the skin starts peeling off your fingers...Better than having poison Ivy rash on your winkie though. That's my motto.
As for a preventative, I find whiskey works really well. Maintain a mellow healthy buzz all summer and it's easier to resist going out to work in the woods.
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