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Subject: Something got me. But I don't see it here.
Author: Tamara
Date: 6/13/2009 7:57 pm
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I'm looking at the pics of poison ivy, oak and sumac but none look like what got me. Mine looked a lot like an umbrella plant but was a vine. It was nearly 3 inches in diameter at the base and went about 6 feet tall. It was similar to sumac but didn't have a flower or red stems but boy oh boy did it give me a rash much like ivy.

After 3 days I finally went to the dollar store and bought their brand of Antihistamine and hydrocortisone cream and cotton bandage. I put a heavy layer of cream then wrapped my arms. The itch has stopped. Banana peal has worked well for the few spots on my face which just popped up today.

I wish I could have taken a picture of it before I cut it down, it really was a beautiful plant. LOL. It's been growing on the fence for years but since I'm moving I need my fence. I was wearing gloves but my arms were bare, so my hands are fine.

I'm is S.W. Missouri do we have another type of plant here that causes a rash of little tiny bumps that are red and continue to spread even after 3 days?



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Something got me. But I don't (Approved)Tamara6/13/2009 7:57 pm
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  Re: Something got me. But I d (Approved)Brian6/15/2009 2:18 pm
  Re: Something got me. But I d (Approved)Tamara6/17/2009 7:37 pm
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