[GeoStL] Re: Poison ivy in winter

  • From: Libby Morehead <gmalibby@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:34:58 -0600

It has alcohol in it which we believe breaks down the oil. May be our wishful 

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On Nov 30, 2011, at 9:26 AM, Laurie Elfrank <lwatermann@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I'm very allergic but use Tecnu Extreme Poison Ivy Scrub at the end of the 
> day if I think I may have been exposed to PI. Works like a charm for me. 
> -Laurie (Denmother)
> Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 09:21:48 -0600
> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Poison ivy in winter
> From: nrover@xxxxxxxxx
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> I've wondered if using hand sanitizer would help or hurt with poison ivy... I 
> always have some on had so that I can get the moldy wet cache log smell off 
> my hands, but I've never used it for PI yet, seems like you would just rub 
> the oil into your pores faster with that stuff. Anyone else use it?
> -Nathan
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Libby Morehead <gmalibby@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jo and I use hand sanitizer after every venture into woodsy areas. Then 
> cortisone10 at any hint of an itch. Jo calls it a miracle drug. Even with 
> that we still manage to get it once in awhile but not as severely. Can't wait 
> to feel well enough to cache again. Maybe by New Years. 
> Libby
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> On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:57 AM, Laura Million <laura.million21@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Also...
> The vines carry the oil as I found out with my Christmas tree, the leaves 
> don't have to be present.
> If you suspect you have been in poison ivy. Wash the affected with cool water 
> and lots and lots of soap. Don't use warm water because that opens your pores 
> and allows the oils to enter your skin faster. If you can wash off the oil 
> within 8 hours (I try for immediately), you will reduce the risk of a 
> breaking out. When I go caching in the woods, I always carry wet wipes along, 
> at least in the car. That way if I suspect I walked through PI, I use one of 
> those to wipe down immediately until I get to water. 
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 8:05 AM, Susan Ring <susanmring@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> -
> Since the "I love geocaching" thread turned into a PI in winter discussion...
> I know this is common knowledge for most folks on the list, but for those who 
> don't know:
> The vines with the "hairy" roots are poison ivy and will give you a rash at 
> any time of the year if you're sensitive to PI.
> I don't even touch them with gloves on for fear I'll touch the gloves to my 
> skin later.
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