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Have you ever had poison ivy / oak / sumac? 

60%
73 deviants said Nope!
24%
29 deviants said Yes and it was horrible!
16%
19 deviants said It wasn't too bad.
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1 deviant said -- I actually have it right now myself. x_x not what I need as I try to work on thesis and finals and commissions -buries self under rock-

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:iconkoiisk:
Koiisk Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student General Artist
I've had poison ivy at least a few times. It grows literally everywhere and its hard to identify especially when crap vines are everywhere too. Its not a fun time, hope it clears up soon!
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FaolanLang Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep.......not fun, that's really all there is to say
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
I had it once as a child. I don't recall it being horrible, just a little annoying. It was certainly nowhere near as terrible as the reactions that I've had to laundry detergent... some of those times, I've felt like I would prefer to just strip my skin off rather than deal with the intense itching. 
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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   Writer
I'm curious - would you happen to recall if you had the sensitivity to detergent prior to being afflicted with the rash?
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
You mean before the ivy rash? If so, then no. I had the reaction to poison ivy when I was fairly young (maybe around ten years old). The detergent sensitivity is very, very recent. It only started last year, with a detergent brand that I have been using for at least ten years! Now I can only use a few brands that don't contain phosphates. If I don't, I get a horrible itchy rash as a result.
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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   Writer
Interesting. Makes me wonder if the company that was making the detergent you'd been using for some time had changed their formula. 
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Whitewolff89 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   Artist
I got it on my hand right before I broke my finger and got a cast. It was horrible.
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mysteriouswhitewolf Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, they thought it was ivy but it was actually scabies. :D Yay!

-.- had it on my fingers multiple times as a kid.
How I got it idk because you can only get it from other people, so maybe school?
But it was aweful, and took a few weeks each time to get rid of.
Talk about an itch from hell, I would run my hands under seriously hot water just to get it to stop.
Though I really wanted to rip my skin off my fingers. :C
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LaleyWasHere Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Filmographer
One time I ran through stinging nettle barefoot while playing cops and robbers.

The funny thing was, the beginning hurt really bad, but when I got over it, I kept playing. Then I accidentally ran through more (freakin stupid, I know.) and then it did not bother me anymore.
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Elliot2653 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Never had it. But remedies I know of are to make a paste of Baking powder and vinegar. (POWDER not soda) and put that on.  The other is to wash the area in vodka. Nothing super pricey. But the alcohol helps break down the molecule that is causing the rash and the itch.
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Razzey Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I only had it once. It started on my hand, in little clear bubbles. I thought they were zits or something, so I popped it and the clear juice came out. It got itchy, and it hide, until it got so bad that it spread to the left side of my face, and left leg, hands and arms. Half of my face was swollen, and it sagged and swayed. Lol, I looked like a monster! 

It it was so horrible. It hurt insanely bad, and it was itchy as hell! And NEVER itch or pop the CLEAR BUBBLES. 
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Fluffy-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I had it when I was a kid and I was miserable lol.  It's pretty terrible and it took mine a while to go away even with a medication from the doctor. x__x
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dustinwilson Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Yeah, I've had it several times. It's horrible stuff. Fun story is that there was a British guy I went to college with, and some "friends" tried to get him to touch the stuff. Fortunately for him he was pre-warned about poison ivy and stayed away.

I saw others mention stinging nettles. We have them here in the U.S. You've probably come into contact with them and not known. Ever go walking in a forest and then later you felt as if you'd been eaten by fire ants just around your legs? Sometimes that's nettles and not fire ant bites. Has nothing on poison ivy/oak/sumac.

if I know I came into contact with it I always wash my hands immediately because I have a tendency to touch my face, especially my forehead... so I'd get it on my hands, arms, and face. -_- What I always did was use cortisone, calamine lotion, and alcohol.
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Nukeshi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
apparently i'm immune to it. i rubbed against poison oak and ivy ON PURPOSE as a little kid, to see what the hell it would do and it did nothing.
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Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Ivy Dry is a really good type of medicine that quickly got rid of my poison ivy every time I got it.
www.ivydry.com/
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PilafiaMadness Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Nope! Which is surprisingly shocking. I'm either immune or just really really lucky since I'm in the forest near my house constantly in the summer
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HeavenlyCondemned Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i only got poison ivy once and after that i never went out into the bush. I was only around 10 at the time but lemmie tell ya i wanted the leg off xD I found that calamine lotion was the only thing keeping me sane and from scratching it.
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Shahrezad Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Sumac? The stuff us persians lightly put on kabobs? lol I've never had any of that stuff before bae I'm sorry to hear it's happening to you ;~;
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
well there is a variety of sumac that secretes an oil than if it touches skin agitates it. I doubt the version you guys use and ours are the same type of plant. XD
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Shahrezad Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this stuff en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumac I'm not sure its the same but it's what we use lol you can see a mound of it in one of the pictures... it does mention some species being toxic @_@;;
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Kydox Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
SO. MANY. TIMES.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
aha, me too, at least once a year, sometimes twice or three times. XD
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Kydox Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
same! there's a ton growing around my house and i am always lucky enough to find it it seems :'D
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
lol Yes, we are the lucky ones. 
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Steph-nee-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
I think none of those 3 actually grow here so nope!
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah you lucky person, are there any plants like it?
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Steph-nee-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
not that I know of anyway.... then again places with lots of wild trees or shrubs are pretty
rare around here to begin with, and places were people regularly come would definitly have had
any dangerous or irritating plants or substances removed as much as possible. So apart from people
having allergic reactions to certain things there's generally not much to worry about.
More worried about certain bugs than plants really XD like ticks or processionary caterpillars, though
even those aren't really dangerous, mostly just annoying as hell.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ticks are common here. There is a LOT of wildspace here in Florida, so it's easy to run into unpleasant things. 
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Steph-nee-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
aaah well here in belgium, especially in the place I live, most of the free space has houses on it now XD
and the space that doesn't have houses on it is usually farmland. People here tend to not really like big apartement buildings so
cities expand outwards and take up all free room.  Wildspace is almost non-existant in the area I live. And the small parts that COULD
go for wildspace are barely big enough to be called a park most of the time, let alone having woods or forrests XD Small country
with many people all wanting their own seperate house lol. The few natural areas there are are also closely monitored.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aah, actually the majority of buildings here aren't apartments but big fancy houses and city buildings. I don't see the appeal of having your own house. 
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Steph-nee-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
Well there's financial benefits to being a houseowner in the long term + if you rent you can't just do what you want with it without getting permission from the owner. People here are also said to "be born with a brick in their stomach", they al want a place to call their own. Buying a house is an investment, renting is just filling someone else's pockets without getting anything in return apart from "being allowed to live in the property"... for as long as it suits the owner that is.
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JashinIsAGod Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Though, I have had Stinging Nettles before. No thanks to my brother when we were younger. He told me to run through the field of "flowers".... so I did. It was a field of stinging nettles. The pain and itchy feeling of it was horrible to say the least.
Grump  
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't think I've ever ran into those before. I've never even heard of them. 
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wait wait wait, you've never heard of stinging nettles before?? :O
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
nope
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TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Okay. XD It just seems so weird to me, they're so common here in the UK. XD I guess they just don't grow around where you live?
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JashinIsAGod Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The way to describe the Stinging Nettle plant is that it has tiny, hollow stinging hairs, that act like hypodermic needles, which injects histamines and other chemicals to create the stinging sensation.
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Drakyris Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Stinging nettles are the worst, I fell into a huge patch of them before and man my arms were stinging so bad, I ran for the vinegar and rub as many dock leaves onto me as possible... As kids we used to learn how to pick them up without getting stung.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Weird plants. I despise the smell of vinegar, I'd rather just let it hurt. 
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BaconBaka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Can't say I had it. But I did have an allergic reaction to a brand of soap one time.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man, I am sensitive to a lot of laundry detergent, it's a horrible feeling thinking you are clean, then soon after having your body react.
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BaconBaka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Yeah. Course, my reaction happened when I was a kid.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh has it not happened again?
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BaconBaka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Not really. Closest that came to a second time if what I remember was when I got stung by a bee on the cheek.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
on the face? OH hell no. x-x
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BaconBaka Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh, yeah. Half my face felt itchy and had a rash.
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Noodle-Drake Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   General Artist
I'm actually immune to it! I fell in some once and absolutely nothing happened
Another time i grabbed the entire vine on accident.  Still nothing XD
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm immune too!
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Noodle-Drake Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015   General Artist
Cool!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I used to be immune. When I lived in Ohio, I'd go out in the woods and never have an issues, i'd never had it until I was about a teenager. I grabbed it not thinking about it and then the next day I had it all over me. Now ever since then I just get it at least once or twice a year with the state parks I like to visit. x-x
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