I come in contact with it on a frequent basis myself. I wear long pants and avoid the fresh sap. I havent had a reaction in ~25 years.i don't have allergic reactions to poison ivy. i come in contact with it all the time on our property and our hunting lease. is it that unbelievable that the guy isn't affected by the stuff. as for the surely impending rebuttals i may receive from some naysayers, YES i do know what poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are and what they look like.
Huh. I guess you learn something every day. I probably owe mom an apology, I was pretty patronizing about it..... Nah, I'll just conveniently forget what I learned.Actually, virginia creeper contains chemicals that a select few percentages of the population may be allergic to.
Simply put, yes.Huh. I guess you learn something every day. I probably owe mom an apology, I was pretty patronizing about it..... Nah, I'll just conveniently forget what I learned.
But when I think about it, couldn't [/i]every[/i] plant technically contain chemicals that a select few percentages of the population is allergic to?
From personal experience, I can tell you that that's false. Since the active ingredient in PI, PO and PS (Ivy, Oak, Sumac) is an oil, all that's needed to neutralize it is a bar of soap. When I go out into the woods, I always carry a hotel bar of soap and a gallon of water with me.scratching the rash does not spread the oil.