Poison-oak self-exam

For more information, see Western Poison-oak and Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis.

The good news is the fluid draining out of blisters all over my body isn’t contagious.

The bad news is, THERE IS FLUID DRAINING OUT OF BLISTERS ALL OVER MY BODY!

Update: The grossest thing about poison-oak

13 Comments

Katie

You poor thing! I once had poison ivy and reacted so badly because I hadn’t grown up with it that they got extra doctors in to confirm the diagnosis. I empathise with the oozing. Did they give you any of that pink stuff?

Katie

Oops. wait, just realised that it sounds like I think poison oak is poison ivy: what I meant was, if you didn’t grow up around something your first exposure is beastly.

Thank you for sharing… and I hope that you are de-oaked soon.

Oh, Justin, I’m so sorry to hear that. Sounds awful. Get rest, get well.

Kristina

Um, OW! That sounds hideous. Hope it’s gone soon!

awwww, sweetie!
No pictures for this one then?

Yeah, umm, posting photos of this would just be cruel (to you all). Basically it’s worse on my legs, in particular my left leg which looks like I’ve had some kind of chemical burn. Everything else just looks like a red rash that itches. My belly button is kind of swollen.

My favorite poison-oak moment so far:

Getting down from the chair at the barber this morning and noticing that my left leg had oozed right through my pants in several spots!

PI is my nemesis

Have you discovered yet that hot water feels SOOOOOOO good on the wounds? Try it as hot as you can stand. When I had a bad case of PI [steriods were the only thing that helped], the hot water treatment was probably the most pleasurable thing I could ever imagine feeling. And I’ve always had a pretty good imagination.

i can confirm the hot water phenomenon. strange sensation. something about histamine release

oh yeah. hella orgasmic. hot shower this morning.

guess

I have this rash on my ankle and it really itches bad…and it is kinda swolen(the spot that itches) kinda like a bug bite…its red and bumpy.What do you think that it is?

Ramon. Or

thanks for most of the help with every thing that u provide

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