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Subject: Stay away from mangos!
Author: Sharon
Date: 5/14/2012 5:32 pm
Views: 3284
Status: Approved
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I just wanted to let everyone know some info that took me awhile to unearth. I have a severe case of Poison Oak, rash x 10 days, still spreading, 8 days of steroids. I did some reading on the evil oil in Poison Oak and Poison Ivy. The oil is called Urushiol. There are trace amounts of this oil in pistachios, mangos, and Ginko Biloba. If you have an active case of PI or PO, you are going to be much more sensitive to these trace amounts, so stay away from these foods/substances. As it happens, I have been ingesting all three! Looking back now, I see a definite correlation between the ingestion and the spreading. Hope this helps anyone who reads it. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Good luck!

Stay away from mangos! (Approved)Sharon5/14/2012 5:32 pm
  Re: Stay away from mangos! (Approved)Kathy6/5/2012 6:26 am
    Re: Stay away from mangos! (Approved)Christine6/11/2012 9:09 pm