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Subject: Allergic
Author: Blair Graves
Date: 7/20/2009 5:12 pm
Views: 2519
Status: Approved
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Your site is great. I was looking for pictures so that I could give to a friend of mine that did know what poison ivy looked like.

One thing that I did note was an answer to one question submitted to your sight about not being allergic to Poison Ivy with response of not likely that you are immune to chemical in Poison Ivy just may take awhile to show up or something to that effect.

I am a 59 year old male that is not allergic and have pulling up Poison Ivy with my bare hands all of my life. One example, I was sitting under tree with vines around me, not paying attention to what vine was, my son set in my lap and ended up with poison rash everywhere, so bad that had to take him to hosp. My neighbors come and get me to pull up poison ivy in their yards.

I may not be allergic to Poison Ivy but will break out if any metal (except gold for some reason) stays in contact with my body for a short period of time. I have to put mole skin on back of my watch.

I just wanted to let your know that there are some of us out there that have proven time and again that Poison Ivy has no adverse affect to us. I live in South Carolina about 45 miles from ocean which is a wet marshy area and we have plenty of this around.

Just wanted to get this off my chest. I have some good stories from my youth in Boy Scouts relating to Poison Ivy but will not go into that because you can imagine jokes (well jokes then but not now and I feel kind of bad when I think about them) things getting the oil on my hands and then spreading in sleeping bags or on paper you normally use in the morning.

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Allergic (Approved)Blair Graves7/20/2009 5:12 pm