I have poison ivy.  I got it a few weeks ago at the work picnic at Lake Springfield.  I was dumb enough to chase after a baseball or two into a nice patch of weeds that happened to contain the ivy bastard.

The rash took a while to develop, and I’ve had it on my legs now for  two weeks and just Saturday showed up on my hands and elbows.  It’s not terrible, but damn annoying.

I took Jay’s advice and tried scrubbing my hands with bleach a few times.   The first couple times didn’t hurt, but this morning’s scrub left my hands burning for well over 2 hours.  After deciding I’d had enough of that, I went into the doctor’s office (an “express” office just down the road from work) and got a shot and some medicine (read, steroids) to help it move along.  I wish I would have done it sooner, as the itching is almost completely gone.  I’m looking forward to a good night’s sleep once I get off this computer.





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