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  • Another note to self:

    ...don't kiss muzzles of horses that graze in poison ivy-infested pastures.

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    Ack!

    If you're on FaceBook, share that one on the Learn From My Horsie Fail page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/172573336130319/

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MizzouMom View Post
      ...don't kiss muzzles of horses that graze in poison ivy-infested pastures.
      Oh, duuude.

      From a male college buddy of mine:

      If you decide to take a piss out in nature... while on the frat-sponsored canoe trip/party....and it revolves around drinking beer and dropping acid....you might want to do some "hands free" peeing.

      Not once, but twice, this dude mixed hands, dick, acid and poison oak in an unfortunate combination.
      The armchair saddler
      Politically Pro-Cat

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      • #4
        Husband was around 8 years old out deer hunting. He got bored, so decided to whittle on a vine (insert poison ivy) and then decided to use it as a toothpick and then he had to go pee.

        Lots of body parts affected!!!

        He can identify poison ivy from 1,000 yds.

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          #5
          Oh you guys!

          Hearing those stories is making me itch even more!

          I'm not on Facebook, actually, because I'm a confirmed Luddite who thinks screens are destroying civilization as we know it. Said the woman who is happily looking at a screen...

          The sunscreen gave some protection and it was more of a European-style kiss, so it's a cheek and forearm issue, thank heaven, and does not involve dropping trou and the horror that can follow from that!

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          • #6
            Oh dear....

            One of the reasons I keep Tecnu in the shower and use to frequently! Not to mention I carry it in my line gear when on fire assignment.

            For your arsenal of future pioson ivy/poison oak management...

            http://www.teclabsinc.com/store/poison-oak-ivy/tecnu

            Most drug stores and even Walmart generally carries it now.

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              #7
              If it had crossed my mind that there was PI over there I would have just washed off right away and probably been okay, they say that water neutralizes it if you get to it quickly enough.

              Always glad to hear about remedies - thanks!

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              • #8
                Note: do not listen to the belly/gut of a horse who may be colicking with your ear to a horse who lives in a pi infested pasture.

                Note: do not then kiss a horse on his muzzle who may be colicking in a pasture of a horse who lives in a pi infested pasture.

                Been there done that got a shot in the a$$, predisone dose pack, and very very strong hydrozine.

                Forgive me for the drugs misspellings. I am a muggle in the medical world. I do accounting, not medical lingo. But I do my homework and research.

                Note: you may not be allergic today, but you may tomorrow.

                Note: MANGO has urushiol, same oil the pi has. And yes it does. And please, PLEASE, do not handle da mango then touch stuff in the grocery store. Ohhhhh, you notta allergic to da mango(or urushiol). Well just go to the grocery and rub a mango very well all over your neck. No washa till tomorrow. Din you seea. No toucha da mango. Although I love Mango the character on SNL. And he means it: no toucha da mango!

                Note: pi=poison ivy, et al.

                Know thy enemy. Chanting, leaves of three, leave it be. Say it with me: leaves of three, leave it be.

                You may not be allergic today, but there is a tomorrow.

                The Self Proclaimed: Offical PI Queen of Knowledge. rmh_rider

                (chanting silently in fear: leaves of three, leave it be, leaves of three, leave it be)

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol

                http://www.poison-ivy.org/

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                • #9
                  Oh this is super important information! Thanks for passing it along! Now I know why that one mare who hates me keeps asking for kisses!

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                  • #10
                    Ginko trees/wood also have trace amounts of urushiol too. Generally not a problem unless you buy really cheap wooden jewelry that happens to be made of ginko wood then wear it so it rubs against your skin for hours on end. Don't ask me how I know this!

                    Mineral spirits are as effective as Tecnu--which is just a solvent for the oil--in getting the oil off after exposure. Cheaper and easier to find. A trick known by plen air artists! Use it even if it's been a couple days since exposure...

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                    • #11
                      Years ago at a horseshow, in the middle of the hot steamy NJ summer, heading into the model with my large pony (who tended to win the models) someone handed me some leaves to use to get his ears forward when the judge came by.
                      Next morning I woke up to swollen-shut eyes and PI ALLLLLL over my face/necks. Off to the doctors for a cortisone shot in the ass.
                      http://community.webshots.com/user/sahara511

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                      • #12
                        OK, all you PI Experts:

                        Is there a form that looks like grapevine leaves?
                        I'm talking dolmades-like leaves.

                        My NuttyNeighbor warned me of this growing in my ditch.
                        I dutifully sprayed the bejesus out of it with RoundUp, and it died.
                        But her batting average on Nature Lore is 50/50 - sometimes right on the money, other times off into the Blue Yonder.
                        Which side is the grape leave stuff on?
                        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                        • #13
                          wild grapes

                          Wild grape leaves are different from poison ivy leaves but they often occupy the same areas. I have both wild grapes and poison ivy climbing up my pine trees. Lovingly twined together.

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                            #14
                            So Sahara, was this do-gooder with the branch of leaves one of your competititors? That would be purely evil...

                            Don't know much about grapevines, but it is true that more mature PI plants will grow up trees and twine like grapes. PI leaves are also a dead ringer for the immature 5-leaf Virginia Creeper, which will have 2-3 leaves, and you almost have to confirm that there are 5 leaves elsewhere on a vine to be sure it's NOT PI.

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                            • #15
                              A mature PI vine growing up a tree will be "hairy". A mature grape vine is "clean shaven".

                              http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...9QEwBw&dur=507

                              If you look closely, you can see the "hair like" projections on the main vine.

                              My mother had a dog that went through some PI and then slept in the crook of her legs. Guess who had the WORST case of PI!!

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                                #16
                                Jawa, they say laughter is the best medicine, and oh! your poor Mom but I haven't laughed like this in a while...

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                                • #17
                                  I feel your pain - just got over a nasty case of it all over my face and neck. If I knew my dog had run through it, I would have washed with Tecnu, alas, I spent two weeks frightening small children, and making polite adults look away in horror.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by rmh_rider View Post
                                    Note: do not listen to the belly/gut of a horse who may be colicking with your ear to a horse who lives in a pi infested pasture.

                                    Note: do not then kiss a horse on his muzzle who may be colicking in a pasture of a horse who lives in a pi infested pasture.

                                    Been there done that got a shot in the a$$, predisone dose pack, and very very strong hydrozine.

                                    Forgive me for the drugs misspellings. I am a muggle in the medical world. I do accounting, not medical lingo. But I do my homework and research.

                                    Note: you may not be allergic today, but you may tomorrow.

                                    Note: MANGO has urushiol, same oil the pi has. And yes it does. And please, PLEASE, do not handle da mango then touch stuff in the grocery store. Ohhhhh, you notta allergic to da mango(or urushiol). Well just go to the grocery and rub a mango very well all over your neck. No washa till tomorrow. Din you seea. No toucha da mango. Although I love Mango the character on SNL. And he means it: no toucha da mango!

                                    Note: pi=poison ivy, et al.

                                    Know thy enemy. Chanting, leaves of three, leave it be. Say it with me: leaves of three, leave it be.

                                    You may not be allergic today, but there is a tomorrow.

                                    The Self Proclaimed: Offical PI Queen of Knowledge. rmh_rider

                                    (chanting silently in fear: leaves of three, leave it be, leaves of three, leave it be)

                                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urushiol

                                    http://www.poison-ivy.org/
                                    LMAO!!!

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                                    • #19
                                      My husband used to get it from his dog when he was a boy. Only they hadn't figured that out yet. His parents kept showing him pictures of it and pointing it out to him. After is millionth bout of it his dad looked and him and asked, "Son, are you stupid?!"

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                                      • #20
                                        Many years ago, I worked as a summer camp counselor. During boys' season one year, on an overnight camp-out, one unfortunate child used poison ivy as toilet paper. EVERYONE in the camp knew who it was by the next day (word gets around fast with a staff of about 60 and a couple hundred kids). Knock on wood, I've been immune to it for 55 years and I hope I stay that way!

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