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DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 11:44:00 - [1]
 

Why is there such a thing as poison ivy?

WTF? Why did that ****ing evolve?

I'm clearing more land in prep for a bigger pond I plan to dig this year, basically just making room for the dirt pile, etc. Linkage

I got poison ivy pretty bad 2 years ago. Now all I have to do is see it, and I'm ****ing itching with rashes & ****.

I cut some trees down Monday, and they had the stuff sprawled all over them. I have been meticulously pulling the vines off b4 I make any cuts with the chainsaw, as not to spray the poison ivy oil all over myself. I wash my whole upper body down with rubbing alcohol between each tree... No matter what precaution I take, doesn't matter, now my stomach is a big red patch of itching nightmare. I have like 20 trees left to cut down, they live in a giant poison ivy patch Confused

If there is a GOD, and he created poison ivy 6000 years ago, I want to kick his ass...

My Dr won't prescribe me any more steroids...

So who has poison ivy home remedies that work? Anyone?

Gariuys
Evil Strangers Inc.
Posted - 2007.06.13 11:54:00 - [2]
 

kerosine and lighter??? takes care of the whole tree problem as well btw. ;-D

ISD Huitzilopochtli Tlaloc


ISD YARR
Posted - 2007.06.13 11:55:00 - [3]
 

distract yourself, play a fps or something so your hands are always active and you cant scratch yourself, if its a really good game you might completely forget about it.

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 11:56:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 11:57:54
Originally by: Gariuys
kerosine and lighter??? takes care of the whole tree problem as well btw. ;-D


Unfortunately if you burn it and happen to get a good whiff of the smoke, your air passages get inflamed, constrict, and you die...

I typically burn the trees (what I don't save for firewood) as I cut them... I try to be careful not to throw any on the fire...

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distract yourself, play a fps or something so your hands are always active and you cant scratch yourself, if its a really good game you might completely forget about it.



I sit at CAD station at work all day, give's me ample time to discuss on these forums how much I hate poison ivy... But it still itches, lol...

Quote:
hihi, good thing i'm not really vulnerable to that stuff :P



I'm 33 years old, I never got it as a kid, so thought I was immune... How wrong I was...

Go cut through a bunch of vines with a chainsaw like I did 2 years ago, see if you're still immune to it, lol...

Ryysa
Mission Fail
Posted - 2007.06.13 11:56:00 - [5]
 

hihi, good thing i'm not really vulnerable to that stuff :P

Ryan Scouse'UK
omen.
IDLE EMPIRE
Posted - 2007.06.13 16:52:00 - [6]
 

am fully immune to that kind of thing hmm... I dont have any other super powers sadly :(

Roshan longshot
Gallente
Ordos Humanitas
Posted - 2007.06.13 16:55:00 - [7]
 

Oat meal baths, and or paste over the effected area....oven mits to keep from scratching...and broadleaf posion for that last patch of ivy.





Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2007.06.13 16:59:00 - [8]
 


The rash is the ivy's way of telling you to GTFO. Be happy that you aren't standing on a fire ant hill while doing your clearing.

CCP Eris Discordia

Posted - 2007.06.13 17:01:00 - [9]
 

Try Dream Cream from a company called Lush. It helps against itchy skin and cools the skin down. Its helpful against 101 skin problems, if you dont like it Im sure you knwo some girl who will use it as a moisteriser ( or you can do secretly)

Otherwise there is a dutch old wives tale that says there is suppose to be a little flower growing close byt eh Ivy and if you rub that on the itching will go away as well.

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 17:04:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 17:24:27
Originally by: Ryan Scouse'UK
am fully immune to that kind of thing hmm... I dont have any other super powers sadly :(


"Natural immunity is originally present in all persons, but is reduced through time by contact with the poison. Therefore, care should always be taken when attempting to eradicate this plant."

I was too until 2 years ago :(

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Otherwise there is a dutch old wives tale that says there is suppose to be a little flower growing close byt eh Ivy and if you rub that on the itching will go away as well.


Thanks, but I think I'll pass on that. I don't need to be rubbing unknown flowers on me, who knows what could happen Shocked

My GF did suggest a cream a while back, it's used for baby diaper rashes, it has gound up oatmeal in it...

Thx to Roshan for reminding me about the oatmeal...

Dream Cream huh Eris, sounds a bit kinky if you ask me, LOL! But Hey, I'll try it if you suggest it! LOL!


Kyguard
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.06.13 17:57:00 - [11]
 

Just think of it this way,

You've taken all their POS to reinforced and destroyed them. One last one to take down and you have sovereignty - there with the prospect of sudden victory you will no longer think about the itching Very Happy

Janu Hull
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:01:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: DarkMatter
I sit at CAD station at work all day, give's me ample time to discuss on these forums how much I hate poison ivy... But it still itches, lol...

I'm 33 years old, I never got it as a kid, so thought I was immune... How wrong I was...



AAAGHH!! I HAVE MULTIPLE PERSONALITY SYNDROME!!!!

hehe.

Seriously, I just turned 33, and I do CAD work too...

The Pointless
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:05:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Huitzilopochtli Tlaloc
distract yourself, play a fps or something so your hands are always active and you cant scratch yourself, if its a really good game you might completely forget about it.


Even a bad game - as long as it keeps you focussed on the action - should to the trick.

(My wrists tend to itch like mad - was told it was eczema, just not by any qualified GP or doctor) Neutral

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:06:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 18:05:43
Originally by: Janu Hull
Originally by: DarkMatter
I sit at CAD station at work all day, give's me ample time to discuss on these forums how much I hate poison ivy... But it still itches, lol...

I'm 33 years old, I never got it as a kid, so thought I was immune... How wrong I was...



AAAGHH!! I HAVE MULTIPLE PERSONALITY SYNDROME!!!!

hehe.

Seriously, I just turned 33, and I do CAD work too...


Cool! I'm a Mechanical Design Engineer. I use mostly Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. I use COSMOSDesignStar when I need to analyze my designs... I use use SolidWorks once in a while too...

It gets boring sometimes, but I'll take boring over itching any day. I keep lifting up my shirt looking at my stomach, and some of my co-workers are looking at me funny, lol...

smashsmash
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:06:00 - [15]
 

be careful not to get it in your eyes. its game over then

Janu Hull
Caldari
Terra Incognita
Intrepid Crossing
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:09:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: DarkMatter
Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 18:05:43
Originally by: Janu Hull
Originally by: DarkMatter
I sit at CAD station at work all day, give's me ample time to discuss on these forums how much I hate poison ivy... But it still itches, lol...

I'm 33 years old, I never got it as a kid, so thought I was immune... How wrong I was...



AAAGHH!! I HAVE MULTIPLE PERSONALITY SYNDROME!!!!

hehe.

Seriously, I just turned 33, and I do CAD work too...


Cool! I'm a Mechanical Design Engineer. I use mostly Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. I use COSMOSDesignStar when I need to analyze my designs... I use use SolidWorks once in a while too...

It gets boring sometimes, but I'll take boring over itching any day. I keep lifting up my shirt looking at my stomach, and some of my co-workers are looking at me funny, lol...



AutoCAD 2002/ADT 3.3 currently, moving to Revit Architecture at the end of the month.

Gonna be interesting modeling buildings in 3D, then letting the software do all the hard work extracting drawings.

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:15:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 18:14:54
Quote:

Originally by: Janu Hull
Originally by: DarkMatter
I sit at CAD station at work all day, give's me ample time to discuss on these forums how much I hate poison ivy... But it still itches, lol...

I'm 33 years old, I never got it as a kid, so thought I was immune... How wrong I was...



AAAGHH!! I HAVE MULTIPLE PERSONALITY SYNDROME!!!!

hehe.

Seriously, I just turned 33, and I do CAD work too...


Cool! I'm a Mechanical Design Engineer. I use mostly Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD. I use COSMOSDesignStar when I need to analyze my designs... I use use SolidWorks once in a while too...

It gets boring sometimes, but I'll take boring over itching any day. I keep lifting up my shirt looking at my stomach, and some of my co-workers are looking at me funny, lol...



AutoCAD 2002/ADT 3.3 currently, moving to Revit Architecture at the end of the month.

Gonna be interesting modeling buildings in 3D, then letting the software do all the hard work extracting drawings.


Ah, so you're an architect! I'll remember your name when I design up my shop & house... I'm much better at designing machines than I am at buildings, lol... Plus, none of the software I know lends itself well to that type of work, exept maybe AutoCAD...

Yeah, the Mechanical Engineering world went to 3D quite a while ago... I've been modeling designs instead of "drawing" them for almost 8 years now...


CCP Eris Discordia

Posted - 2007.06.13 18:16:00 - [18]
 

dream cream

It has oat milk in it, does that have anything to do with oatmeal?

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:20:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 18:22:22
Originally by: CCP Eris Discordia
dream cream

It has oat milk in it, does that have anything to do with oatmeal?


This is what my GF told me to use in the past for rashes on my ass (I sit all day, sometimes I get ass rashes, pimples, etc) Linkage The soothing relief baby stuff...

Sounds silly for a grown man to be using it, but it actually does work...

The dream cream does look similar but has more "stuff" in it...

Empress Aphrodite
The Templars Knights
Edge Of Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:25:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: CCP Eris Discordia
dream cream

It has oat milk in it, does that have anything to do with oatmeal?


Phew, I read that as cat milk the first time Confused

Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:26:00 - [21]
 


... This thread is going so, so wrong... ShockedShocked

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:27:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 18:27:03
Originally by: Derovius Vaden

... This thread is going so, so wrong... ShockedShocked


Actually, I'm glad for Eris & Roshan, they remined me to try the baby ass cream when I get home...

So, it was a help :)

Besides, what thread on EVE-O doesn't go wrong when I'm in it?

The Pointless
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:27:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Derovius Vaden

... This thread is going so, so wrong... ShockedShocked


ShockedShocked
Why?

Derovius Vaden
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:38:00 - [24]
 

Originally by: The Pointless
Originally by: Derovius Vaden

... This thread is going so, so wrong... ShockedShocked


ShockedShocked
Why?


DarkMatters ass rashes are not something I enjoy reading about in OOP. Sad

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:42:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: DarkMatter on 13/06/2007 18:49:47
Originally by: Derovius Vaden
Originally by: The Pointless
Originally by: Derovius Vaden

... This thread is going so, so wrong... ShockedShocked


ShockedShocked
Why?


DarkMatters ass rashes are not something I enjoy reading about in OOP. Sad


I'm sure a lot of ppl out there have pimply asses, and they think it's ACNE. Well it isn't most likely, and the Aveeno Baby Diaper Rash cream will help them. It really does work!

You can thank Eris for leading me down this road btw... It doesn't take much to get me on a tangent, lol...

mogwai
Gallente
Sparks of Insanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:56:00 - [26]
 

a bit late... but hope this helps in the future Smile

Dose yourself with deodorant
There are effective commercial products that can help keep the urushiol oil from getting into your skin. But in a pinch, try what members of the U.S. Forestry Service have done before venturing into nature: Spray some deodorant on your arms and legs. According to some dermatologists, the active ingredient in deodorants, aluminum chlorohydrate, can prevent urishiol from irritating the skin.


DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 18:58:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: mogwai
a bit late... but hope this helps in the future Smile

Dose yourself with deodorant
There are effective commercial products that can help keep the urushiol oil from getting into your skin. But in a pinch, try what members of the U.S. Forestry Service have done before venturing into nature: Spray some deodorant on your arms and legs. According to some dermatologists, the active ingredient in deodorants, aluminum chlorohydrate, can prevent urishiol from irritating the skin.




OMG! That's awesome!

I still have to forage back in there, so this will help, thanks!

Xrak
Pat Sharp's Potato Rodeo
Wildly Inappropriate.
Posted - 2007.06.13 19:00:00 - [28]
 

Wear more protective clothing?

Zalathar
Minmatar
Trannyz
Posted - 2007.06.13 19:23:00 - [29]
 

wear this:

http://www.makezine.com/blog/hs1558762_1.jpg
Shocked

DarkMatter
Sintered Sanity
Posted - 2007.06.13 19:50:00 - [30]
 

Originally by: Xrak
Wear more protective clothing?



Well I wear long sleeve t-shirts, work gloves & jeans...

I've only ever gotten the rash on my stomach, forearms & wrists...

Problem with more clothing is it's pretty hot & humid, it would be hard to work for the normal 6-8 hours out there like that...

I'd imagine I'd have to wear something less cloth-like & more rain-gear like to keep the oil from going through the cloathing... I'd probably die of dehydration as opposed to getting a rash, lol...


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