Poison ivy.. Oh dear...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ScissorChick, May 12, 2011.

  1. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Well, I've had a case of poison ivy on my hands for the past few days now...

    i'm pretty darn positive that's what it is. Nothin' else it could be, really.

    How in the WORLD did I get it?

    My border collie ofcoarse! [​IMG]

    She was running along the edges of the woods, where we just happen to have a huge amount

    of poison ivy.. I was done feeding and watering the chickens, so went and got her, pet her, brought

    her inside. Then remembered you can get poison ivy from touching animals that have been in it... Ohwell.

    My fault! [​IMG]

    Just wanted to put that out there as a warning! [​IMG]

  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Eeek... keep your hands AWAY from your face and eyes...
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    THAT...is very hard to do! [​IMG]
  4. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    Kiowa, Colorado
    You might want to get some of those blue gloves like EMT's use. I could think of some other places besides your face you wouldn't want to expose to poison ivy.[​IMG]
  5. melschicks

    melschicks In the Brooder

    May 9, 2011
    Dennis Port, MA
    can chickens get poison ivy??/
  6. Orchid

    Orchid Songster

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    As long as you've washed your hands really well with soap and water, you're not going to spread the poison ivy. The urushiol oil from the plant is what causes the rash, the rash won't "spread itself". Now, you could have gotten the oil from your hands on a towel or a pillowcase or some such thing and spread it that way, but you won't get it on your face from the rash itself.

    We deal with a lot of poison ivy rashes at our house. Not fun. Hope it clears up quickly for you!
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed

    That really eases my mind!

    As for chickens, they cannot get poison ivy, but they can give it to you! [​IMG]

  8. gertiie

    gertiie Songster

    Apr 18, 2011
    Warsaw, Indiana
    If the itching gets too bad or you cant find any itch relief , try a banana or a banana peel
  9. Wink

    Wink Songster

    Aug 24, 2010
    My empathizes.....
  10. turney31

    turney31 Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Lye soap.

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