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Subject: Poison Ivy Prevention?
Author: Doug
Date: 6/27/2010 0:38 am
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Status: Approved
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Aside from the obvious answer of avoiding contact with the urushiol oil, is there anything that a person can do to help prevent furhter outbreaks (or to literally build up a tolerance to it)? I am in the US Army and we spend a lot of time in the field environment and I unfortunately end up with poison ivy rashes just about everytime we sleep out in the woods here in good ol' Georgia.

With this circumstance, I can not simply avoid it altogether and while I will make every conscious attempt to avoid it, sometimes it is not an option during some "missions," (training exercises of course).

Thanks in advance for any tips, thoughts, suggestions, etc...

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Poison Ivy Prevention? (Approved)Doug6/27/2010 0:38 am
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