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Old 07-15-2009, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Rubbing dry Tide on the affected area can remove the tiny thorns/needles.
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Old 11-07-2013, 01:16 AM
 
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Default Devil's Club Rash Treatment

I cut down a stalk and stripped the thorns off with a knife without wearing gloves and the next day my hands were itchy and swollen and my face and neck had a rash and my thighs and groin had a rash. It's been three days and I tried Prednisone(prescription corticosteroid) with no results. What an ordeal! I hope it clears up soon. I was planning to make beads out of the stem. I did get poked by a couple of thorns but I don't think that they stayed in the skin on my hands.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Maybe like jellyfish one only needs to soak the affected area with urine?
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Old 11-07-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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There's a thought Rance... Wierd how that works -
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: The end of the road Alaska
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If you have access to some clay cover the affected area as thick as you can, let it dry completely, remove the dried clay a chunk at a time then bathe in warm water. The clay will pull the dc splinters out.
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Old 11-07-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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Or go for a body wax... although that might be worse than letting your body get rid of the splinters the natural way.
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Old 11-07-2013, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Or stay the heck out of devils club patches! I've never really had any rash problems...but man I have been loaded up with their thorns. And that is no fun when you are 20 miles from anywhere up in the mountains. I have had poison ivy and if this rash stuff is anything like that...I feel for you.
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:20 PM
 
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One of the only benefits I have is that I am not allergic to poison ivy. I am mildly allergic to mosquito/ant/bee bites though. Mother nature has a funny way of balancing things out!
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Old 11-07-2013, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Thank goodness you were just messin around with devils club and not cow parsnip.
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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Thank goodness you were just messin around with devils club and not cow parsnip.
You beat me to it. Here is ome info for those who do not know about cow parsnip and sunlight. Fortunately I am one who is not affected by it, my wife on the other hand has scarring on her shoulder from a burn over 20 years ago.

Burned by wild parsnip -- Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine -- June 1999

http://www.alaska.com/2008/10/16/204...the-trail.html
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