bowhunter15 wrote:I just broke out again with something. My buddy and I scouted some remote islands in the cattails. All either of us noticed walking through was head high cattails and willows. But both of us broke out with something on our forearms, mine being much worse. Just reinforces the need for me to wear long sleeves and pants when I go bushwacking in the summer.
Sounds like you and I have the same issues...I cannot go into the woods with short sleeves in the summer. I've been able to mitigate the risk of breakouts by using the following system:
- Always wear long sleeves and pants
- Bring dude wipes to wipe down once I get back to my car if I feel I got into something
- Change my shirt when I get back to my car so I don't transfer any oils to my seat or center console
- Immediately wash forearms when i get home with Dawn and something with some grit to it to remove the oils
- Take shower and wash scouting clothes
I had such a bad reaction when I was younger (pulled PI vines out of brush while working landscaping job) that I was taken out of school for a number of days. It looked like I had been burned on my forearms and chest.
Ever since then I have been very sensitive to the PI oil....it sucks