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Ivy Block

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by heygrassman, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Has anyone used IVY block on your skin to help prevent poision ivy.. man did I get it bad this weekend... thought i washed off fast enough but i guess not.....YIKES
  2. prairie

    prairie LawnSite Member
    from kansas
    Messages: 115

    Yes I have, I have used a medicatio(over thye counter) by Ruark or Rusak or something like that and I dries up the Ivy very quickly. When I get poison ivy I get it all over no matter how small the initial spot is. Also another way to not get it, if you know your going to be around the ivy is to cover your expossed skin with dry soap, just wet your skin a little and apply. After work you can wash off the soap and then no ivy. It stops or kills the oil that is left behind from the ivy....My doctor recomended this to me.
  3. ccla

    ccla LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

  4. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

    I've used Ivy Block with success when I knew I'd be working with poison ivy. I had an employee before who would get it if he looked at it from across a yard. I had him try it & he didn't get it, so based on that I' give it a thumb's up.
  5. Lawns & More

    Lawns & More LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 14

    I use IVY BLock it does well, just be sure to apply it and let it dry before you get around the poison ivy.
    Remember after you get the poisn ivy on you, wash off with "cold" water and some kind of a dish soap, atleast 30 minutes after being exposed.
  6. robert payer

    robert payer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Poison Ivy, Oak or Sumac. Have your doctor perscribe Clobetasol- Propionate. This perscription will knock your breakout dead. Keep a full perscription at home at all times. Just do not get this on your clothes before it dries. It will leave a transparent type stain.

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