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Re: Can one BECOME immune to poison ivy?

Subject: Re: Can one BECOME immune to poison ivy?
Author: bart
Date: 10/13/2009 7:46 am
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Status: Approved
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I had a severe case when I was 11 years old. It left scars on my arms.

After that I became immune. The stuff never bothered me again. If I get a very large exposure I might get 1 tiny blister that goes away within 2 days, but even that is rare.

I try not to get it on me or my clothes. With no reaction I don't know I have the oil on me and may cause others to become exposed.

I know some people who seem to get more sensative with exposure. Some even needing hospital treatment. So it is not exposure that leads to immunity I think, but something about individual response.

Glad I am immune now. The case I had at 11 years old was very bad. And I see how bad others suffer.

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Can one BECOME immune to poiso (Approved)Brian8/2/2009 8:55 pm
  Re: Can one BECOME immune to p (Approved)Brian8/13/2009 3:00 pm
  Re: Can one BECOME immune to p (Approved)bart10/13/2009 7:46 am