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Old 09-21-2021, 07:51 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by montcalm View Post
I don't know a lot about poison ivy, it doesn't seem to affect me but I also know that the oils can really spread all over the skin if you're rubbing it around. My BIL got into some in his garden and didn't know what it was, pulled it out without gloves, then touched around his eyes other parts of his body and broke out there.

So maybe you got some on your hands at some point and then spread it around when you were splashing and washing yourself?
Definitely very possible, as I’ve always been very receptive to poison ivy ever since I was a little kid. As the cliche goes, If I even look at it I’ll break out in a rash so to speak lol. Maybe that’s all it takes, and splashing around in the water trying to wash myself off didn’t help, but in fact made it worse. Lesson learned!
Thanks for the input.
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