Re: Ok, what did I get into?
- 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.
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Nick Silkey
> All this advice has me beginning to think that urishol is the devil'scleaned up.
> 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
> >of it.
> > 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
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