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Re: Can it spread in pool or hot tub?

Subject: Re: Can it spread in pool or hot tub?
Author: Betsy D.
Date: 5/10/2006 11:04 am
Views: 8380
Status: Approved
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Ahhh... the swimming pool is my poison ivy rash treatment :-). The chlorine will help dry up any rash and the sheer amount of water in a pool would likely dilute any urushiol oil that may be in the water.

The question in my mind is were you cleaning up after a contact with poison ivy plants or was this after and you just had a rash? There's a big difference here as if you've already cleaned up and now are dealing with a rash, you really can't reinfect yourself unless you weren't diligent about clean up. The oozing from a rash is not urushiol oil and certainly won't cause any spreading.

Going into the hot tub could be a problem as a rash is open sores and hot tubs are notorious for being the perfect growing medium for pathogens.

So - the simplistic answer here is not likely.

Can it spread in pool or hot t (Approved)Jeri5/9/2006 12:03 pm
  Re: Can it spread in pool or h (Approved)Betsy D.5/10/2006 11:04 am