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Re: Ok, what did I get into?

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  • ansonyumo
    I was just thinking the same thing. My second day as a geocache hunter has resulted in a nice rash on my ankles. Argh! I haven t had to deal with this stuff in
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 25, 2005
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      I was just thinking the same thing. My second day as a geocache hunter
      has resulted in a nice rash on my ankles. Argh! I haven't had to deal
      with this stuff in decades.

      -brian

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Nick Silkey
      <nsilkey@g...> wrote:
      > All this advice has me beginning to think that urishol is the devil's
      > oil. Jeez.
      >
      > On 6/25/05, Lowracer <lowracer@y...> wrote:
      > > I second that advice. Actually I 'third' it. Wash everything not
      > > once, not twice, but THREE times in the hottest water you can get.
      > > Don't spare the detergent and don't mix the affected clothes up with
      > > your other clothes. No need to dry between washes, just run the
      > > washer through 3 full cycles.
      > >
      > > While that's happening, go out to your car with some rubbing alcohol
      > > and rags and wipe everything down (three times, three different rags)
      > > that you may have touched, sat on, or rubbed against in those clothes.
      > > Same for any furniture or anything else you may have touched in the
      > > house. Throw the rags away when you're done, but don't burn them, as
      > > tempting as it may be. Then wash the clothes you just wore three
      > > times, and clean your hands and arms up to the elbows with a petroleum
      > > based waterless cleaner such as GOJO or GOOP.
      > >
      > > If you skip these steps you'll be re-exposing yourself to the oils
      > > again and again and you'll wonder why in a couple weeks you're getting
      > > a fresh rash on different places of your body other than the initial
      > > site. You'll think it's gone 'systemic' but that's B.S., you've just
      > > reinfected yourself due to not getting all the urushiol oil
      cleaned up.
      > >
      > > You can't see the oil so you'll have to use your memory to recall
      > > exactly where you sat and exactly what you touched when you got back
      > > from caching. Get it all because even a single drop of the oil can
      > > cause a major outbreak.
      > >
      > > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Scott Robuck"
      > > <team_geodillo@r...> wrote:
      > > >Also, no matter what
      > > > it is, immediately wash all your clothes and sheets in hot water.
      > > If it is
      > > > any of the allergic oil plants, you'll want to remove all traces
      of it.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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