[GeoStL] Re: Poison ivy in winter

  • From: Yvonne Von Der Ahe <yvda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:03:00 -0800 (PST)

Of course, I make a lovely natural PI Salve for those afflicted! And will have 
some at the Christmas party along with honey lye soap which really is good for 
PI. The cortisone sounds like a good idea also.
Ladybug STL

From: Libby Morehead <gmalibby@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Geocaching Newsgroup <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wed, November 30, 2011 9:34:58 AM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Poison ivy in winter

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 
>into your pores faster with that stuff. Anyone else use it?
>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 
>well enough to cache again. Maybe by New Years. 
>>Sent from my iPad
>>On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:57 AM, Laura Million <laura.million21@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>The vines carry the oil as I found out with my Christmas tree, the leaves 
>>>have to be present.
>>>If you suspect you have been in poison ivy. Wash the affected with cool 
>>>and lots and lots of soap. Don't use warm water because that opens your 
>>>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 
>>>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 
>>>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 
>>>>I know this is common knowledge for most folks on the list, but for those 
>>>>don't know:
>>>>The vines with the "hairy" roots are poison ivy and will give you a rash at 
>>>>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 
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