[GeoStL] Re: SPAM-HIGH: Re: Poison ivy in winter

  • From: "zeke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <zeke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:21:45 -0800

During warmer months, I pretreat my hands / wrists / forearms (depending on 
sleeve length) with a product called Ivy Dry. Since I started using it, 
I've yet to get PI.


Zeke (ZLA)

From: "Yvonne Von Der Ahe" <yvda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 10:03 AM

To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: SPAM-HIGH: [GeoStL] Re: Poison ivy in winter

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 thinking. 

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

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?


On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Libby Morehead <gmalibby@xxxxxxxxxx> 

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. 

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On Nov 30, 2011, at 8:57 AM, Laura Million <laura.million21@xxxxxxxxx> 


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 

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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