Re: Oozing remedies

Daniel, my current remedy costs $40 an ounce and it works *pretty well* some of the time. Considering, for $40, I can get 480 ounces of Windex, I think I might give it a shot.

At the very least, I will be squeaky and streak-free.

What’s the number for poison control in Cobb?

5 Comments so far

  1. Briam (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 3:13 pm

    Most of those type of infections and irritations occur from the oils in the plants. There is usually a short (couple of hours) window that you have from point of contact to clean up before it is too late. Only the oil spreads the reaction. And because most of these are oil based, is why Windex and Dawn are great solutions (if applied early on) since they break of the oils for easy removal.

    One of my co-workers is an avid outdoors person who frequently is thrown through bushes and foliage…. he is very sensitive to skin irritants, but usually minimized or eliminates reactions by using Dawn once he gets home. Before he started doing that… he would frequently come in looking like some mad scientist petri dish.

  2. Nikki (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 4:00 pm

    One of my friends is a hasher, and apparently they use cotton balls and rubbing alcohol to mitigate the nasty poison plantlife.

  3. shelbinator (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 5:41 pm

    Yeah Nikki, that or witch hazel — but we usually rub down with it immediately at the end of a run whether or not we think we ran through the ivy, before any sign of a rash. I imagine it serves the same oil-breakdown purpose as the previous remedies. Once your skin is blistered, I think you’re pretty much SOL.

  4. Olaf Gradin (unregistered) on August 25th, 2005 @ 9:57 am

    There’s an excellent med available by Rx – Z-Packs, I think they’re called. I only recommend the steroidal remedy if you *really, really* need it. It leaves you vulnerable to infectious diseases and the like.

  5. The Muse (unregistered) on August 25th, 2005 @ 12:28 pm

    Shelbinator – the way you agree with Nikki regarding the “we” in reference to hashing makes me wonder if you, too, are a hasher? Just curious.

    I’m the hasher friend she’s referring to.

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