Posted: 21/08/2016 at 16:42
Poison Ivy part 2
About 2 months ago I trimmed some branches that had fallen over the path back!
I developed an itchy red rash on both arms and as I had been eating oranges I blamed them, i had some anti histamine tablets in the house took them and it went after a few days.
As the birds had flown, about 6 weeks ago my neighbour offered me his green bin and with mine also, I cut down some more of the large branches chopped them up and binned them!
Again I got a rash this time all over my body, this time I had to go to the doctor who gave me strong tablets but it took a full month to clear, I still did not connect the rash with the ivy!
Last Wednesday I had the offer of the green bin again, so I cut down some more branches as one would!
I woke up during that night with the rash back,I still has some of the strong tablets which I took immediately, so this time it has not been too itchy!
I got to thinking that the only thing to connect my rash was the ivy, so I looked up on the net and it was all there about the effects that ivy can cause!
I have only cut down about a quarter so far, so there's trouble ahead!
I have cut it down and handled it other years without and effects, so why this year am I having a problem?
Any comments would be most welcome!