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.