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New Ushiol Victim (cont)

Subject: New Ushiol Victim (cont)
Author: Clark
Date: 9/26/2007 8:51 pm
Views: 4226
Status: Approved
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I have been reading alot of the threads in here, and have gotten alot of good advice, and alot of bad advice.

The conclusion I have come to is that time is the only thing that can get rid of the urshiol. Meds, etc will only help with the itching.

My saga began on the 25th of August when I first noticed it (see my first thread for details). So I don't really know when I first conctacted it, or if I just suddenly became allergic to it.

I am thinking my body had alot of urshiol, and probably still does. My back is starting to heal a bit, but seems it is migrating to my sides, and stomach now. My arms are beginning to heal, but now new signs are showing up on them also.

I have handled the itching with Benadryl fine.

For me the gross look of my arms, and back are what bother me most, so I am hopeful I am gaining some ground on this.

One question I do have is..........Are the new rash symptoms from urshiol that is just being activated, or from being evacuated from the current rash, and moving along my body, usually downward due to gravity?

I am on my 2nd week of true detox from this, and due to my high exposure, I am thinking another 6 weeks until I get it under some control.

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New Ushiol Victim (cont) (Approved)Clark9/26/2007 8:51 pm
  Re: New Ushiol Victim (cont) (Approved)sarah1/11/2009 5:39 pm
    Re: New Ushiol Victim (cont) (Approved)Brian1/14/2009 9:15 am