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Old 04-16-2013, 05:36 AM
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Poison Ivy?

Man, already? It seems like in just the past 2 years or so I get what I'm thinking is Poison Ivy on my arms. Its always after I do mulch and cleanups. But this year I already have it and I can't even figure out how I got it since it's not in bloom yet? I know the vines carry the oils but could be something else like chiggers? It's always my arms never any wheres else on my body. The bumps are usually not red and they never swell up. Just tiny bumps on the underside of my forearms from end of where gloves stop to my sleeve line. Any ideas?
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:31 AM
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It's just an irritation of your skin from the mulch "dust" and open pores from sweating.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 AM
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Really? never heard of mulch dust irritating skin. Can't imagine what it does to me when breathing it in.

The bumps are kinda red today and also some long lines and clusters of bumps as well.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:12 AM
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Maybe there was poison ivy mixed in with the mulch.

I used to get it quite a bit, sort of like juniper "rash".
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:15 AM
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Yes, yes exactly. It's kinda like that but itchy.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:25 AM
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What type of mulch are you applying? Where you wearing a long sleeved shirt?
I got my first case of poison ivy on my arm from applying pine straw mulch last week. It was only on my left arm where i hold the bale between my hip and arm as I spread it. I knew better and had brought a long sleeve shirt to wear but it was too warm so I took it off. I never saw a green vine in the straw but.....it was a dumb mistake on my part. Long sleeves from now on.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:40 AM
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Short sleeves when it was warm here in NJ last week. I was putting down black dyed mulch.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:06 AM
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I so glad I don't get poison Ivy
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:31 PM
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Poison ivy doesn't have to be green to cause a rash. That oil (urushiol) stay's viable for three year's.

This is the best product there is for after you have a rash.

http://www.teclabsinc.com/products/p.../tecnu-extreme
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:20 PM
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I'm so lucky to be immune to poison ivy
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