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Subject: Poison oak +rain +wet clothes
Author: Jean
Date: 4/15/2007 11:00 am
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Status: Approved
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I am very sensitive to Poison Oak. I always cover up completely (long pants, long sleeves, gloves) when I am out hiking around heavy poison oak, which I was yesterday. The PO definitely rubbed on my pants (below knees) a lot, but didn't touch anywhere else. Then it started raining and my pants (and socks and boots) got soaked completely through. In an abundance of caution, I washed my legs (and to be safe my hands and arms) with Zanfel when I got back home 3 hours later, and did a second Zanfel cleaning about 6 hours after that. However, I am feeling the prelinary signs of a PO episode on my legs. So the question is whether poison oak that gets on the outside of your clothes can transmit through your clothes to your skin when the clothes get wet (it was raining pretty hard and I got pretty wet so even if it got through the clothes, I would think that it would have become extremely diluted).

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Poison oak +rain +wet clothes (Approved)Jean4/15/2007 11:00 am
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