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Re: Allergic??

Subject: Re: Allergic??
Author: Betsy D.
Date: 5/27/2003 4:35 pm
Views: 6617
Status: Approved
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Hi Nicole,

The best way to think about getting the rash and urushiol oil is as a "Get Out of Jail Free" card. You get to use the card X amount of times and then its not there anymore. The first so many times you come in contact with the urushiol oil, you didn't have a reaction but you did become sensitized to it. Then one day, it's there - the rash we all dread. It's not that the pi is any "stronger" its that you are now allergic (like about 85% of the rest of the population where these plants reside).

Here are some references:

Allergic?? (Approved)Nicole Grant5/27/2003 9:49 am
  Re: Allergic?? (Approved)Betsy D.5/27/2003 4:35 pm