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Ivy oil under nails?

Subject: Ivy oil under nails?
Author: Alissa
Date: 5/20/2003 0:02 am
Views: 7938
Status: Approved
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I know that the only way poison ivy can be spread is by its oil right?  if that is  true why does it keep spreading when i scratch? i have washed with zanfel and tecnu many times but it keeps spreading. is there any way that the oil is under my finger nails and gets spread that way? i have no rash or anything on my fingers but every time i scratch even a little bit, it swells more and seems to spread.  anyone have any ideas? all is apreciated.

Ivy oil under nails? (Approved)Alissa5/20/2003 0:02 am
  Re: Ivy oil under nails? (Approved)Betsy Dunphy5/22/2003 5:55 pm