- Sep 7, 2008
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very important to wash with a soap with removes oils. Its the oils from the plant that cause the rash. We keep a mini bottle of dawn soap in our shower for this exact reason. If we handle PI here we use throw away gloves, put the shit in a trash bag, and then take a shower washing every where with dawn.
My wife gets it really bad, and waited a bit too long a couple of months ago to wash. Her entire arm was covered. I learned my lesson in 3rd grade when i was taken to the hospital it got so bad. I dont fuck with PI anymore.
I have a lard based poison ivy soap that works really well because it strips every oil off your hands. I have a tyvek suit I wear and rubber gloves, but I swear I can get the oil through the air somehow it is so messed up.
I have no idea what use poison ivy is. Like Mosquitos suck, but they drink blood what do you want. Poison ivy is like, "Well you touched this plant 3 days ago, and now you have an insanely itchy rash, that'll learn you". What good does that do evolutionarily? Animals can't remember that. Just grow some thorns or something.
The people that lived at my house were insane. Their solution to clutter was bury it. I found so much weird stuff buried. So much buried firewood. I thought I found something cool. A huge concrete tube and I was going to make it into a tunnel under a hill for kids hobbit style until I read the words on the bottom. "Montreal Asbestos Company". It was a huge buried asbestos concrete tube. Now I need to call asbestos remediation. It must weigh 300lbs and they charge by the lb.