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#282124 - 06/29/07 12:25 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: ]

Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 27527
Loc: TN

That would be incorrect DD, only 2 times I ever got it bad were both in the fall/winter from the vine itself, course I broke them open, maybe thats what she meant.
#282321 - 06/29/07 03:34 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: Winchester]

Registered: 05/24/06
Posts: 97
Loc: Nashville, TN

I just bought and used some Cortaid treatment spray. I cannot make a comparison to other products necessarily made specifically to relieve itching of poison ivy, but it did work better for me than some Benadryl cream that I had (although that was not bad). Cortaid's spray is working really well to lessen the itching, and I think that it is helping clear the rash up, but the rash may just be running its course on its own.

Gil, I hear you on the seed ticks. No doubt we will see some postings on that in another month or so. I hate those buggers. I got seed ticks three different times late last summer. Once I was a really long way from my truck and my Permanone. I was in near panic mode on my run back.

#284549 - 07/01/07 12:21 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: WRF]
Mike Belt
TnDeer Old Timer
16 Point

Registered: 03/26/99
Posts: 17808
Loc: Lakeland, Tn.

I can pick the stuff up and roll in it and it doesn't phase me until I scrape up the inside of my arms hanging stands and rub it into my skin. Then and only then does it bother me. The wife can break out just looking at it.

If you want something that works try Zanfel. It's for poison ivy, oak, and sumac and in most cases one treatment is all it takes. It's pricey...somewhere around $40 for a 1 oz. tube that provides about 12 treatments. One treatment provides instant relief from the itching and in all except severe cases generally knocks it out. I've never had to treat over twice.

#312000 - 07/24/07 09:35 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: JWW4]
brier rabbit
4 Point

Registered: 07/22/07
Posts: 130
Loc: sumner tn

cut the ivy off at the ground and spray the cut ends with 2 4 d.
this will kill it fast. just pull the dead vine off the tree but
cover up.

#315092 - 07/26/07 08:12 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: ]
8 Point

Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Greene / Cocke County

 Originally Posted By: DoubleD
Not sure. She just said when the leaves fall off after a frost.But that mkes sense. It is still inside the vine just no leaves to make it rub on to us. But I wont be opening it up looking for

Winchester is right...the vines are just as poisonous as the leaves, I know from experience as well. I get it in the fall and winter more than the spring and summer. I think it is because there is no visual on the "leaves of three let it be". I get it bad bad in the fall and winter. In the Summer I am constantly looking for it and "trying" to avoid it but I am one of the unlucky few who sees it and it is too late.
"A government strong enough to give you everything you want, is powerful enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

#315118 - 07/26/07 08:26 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: BSK]
8 Point

Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 1468
Loc: Greene / Cocke County

 Originally Posted By: BSK
Here's another interesting ridbit about poison ivy. Once you've been exposed and had a reaction, your histamine system remembers it. If you are exposed again, your histamine system will produce another rash in the same place, even if that part of your body wasn't exposed to the chemical a second time. In essence, you will get it in the old exposure location and the new

I believe this becasue no matter what I always get it on my arm in the exact location even if I get it some where else...
"A government strong enough to give you everything you want, is powerful enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

#315151 - 07/26/07 08:54 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: ]
TnDeer Old Timer
16 Point

Registered: 05/01/99
Posts: 15754
Loc: Rutherford County, TN

 Originally Posted By: DoubleD
According to the doctor After a freeze the leaves fall of the vine and it wont spread after that. She says only the leaves have the oil on them.

She's wrong. Even vines that have been cut and dead for a year can contain toxic oils that can still cause skin reactions if you come in contact with it.
Everytime I see you....there you are.

#315348 - 07/26/07 11:08 PM Re: Poison Ivy / Oak [Re: HOOK]
16 Point

Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 11909
Loc: Mountians of East Tennessee

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I feel your pain with Ivy on your hunting tree. If I know what trees I will hunt, I keep the ivy away from them a few times per year. Then, during hunting season, you do not have that worry.

BTW, when I cut and remove a large vine, I will take a litte bottle of Round-Up and feed it directly to the fresh cut end with a Q-tip. Kill the vine all the way down in the ground.
[quote=UTGrad]Ha ha that's brilliant Plinker 22 [/quote]
Well said UTGrad. \:D

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