Barkeater Lake by Corey Pandolph

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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago

    A shot of dexamethasone will take care of that. (The rash, not the crush.)

  2. Paula

    Paula GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t remember this strip – - from the last two times I viewed all of them.

  3. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 3 years ago

    How can I say this kindly. People up north must be some sort of wimp when it comes to poison ivy. Here in the south it is a common malady . I have even contracted it in the middle of winter from clearing brush and leaves. (The plants may have lost their leaves, but the stems and roots still contain the rash causing sap.) Down here it is a known risk for all who enjoy the outdoors and have not learned how to identify the plant at a distance. The common treatment for poison ivy in this area is benedryl to relieve the itching and topical hydrocortisone assist in the healing of the affected skin areas. That plus the will power not to scratch the rash and causing it to become infected.
    On a side note, the poison ivy oil can accumulate on clothing and affect someone handling the clothing later. Also, the rash does not break out immediately but sometimes days apart, thus giving the impression that one can spread it by scratching. It is not contagious. You have to come into actual contact with the ivy oil ot be affected.

  4. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago


    I once walked down an elevated path (at the Ocmulgee National Monument, Macon, GA) that had poison oak growing on either side, down the embankments, up the trees (poison ivy by this time), and actually joining back together overhead, making a complete canopy. Although extremely careful to not touch it I caught a mild case on my chest where the pollen stuck to the sweaty part of my T-shirt.

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