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Old 07-14-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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This stuff is taking forever to clear up! It looks like angry red scars on my legs. Can you recommend a treatment? Thanks!

... I don't know what the hell I was thinking, hiking in shorts...
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Um, don't play in it!
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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You have to pull all the thorns out, that's about the only bad thing about the plant.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Yep, the thorns. After you get them out only time will heal it up. A little benadryl cream will help the itch, if it's still itching. Don't hate the devil though. That plant has a lot of medicinal properties. You just didn't use it right...

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Devil's Club: A Medicine Cabinet for Alaska Tribe : NPR

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Old 07-14-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Rub your skin with Tide detergent. In dry form. Serious!
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Old 07-14-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Rub your skin with Tide detergent. In dry form. Serious!
Let's hope that Bob doesn't see this. He'll do that and skip the water, the towel and the deoderant. Rub it on the skin and the clothes. Smell fresh.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Let's hope that Bob doesn't see this. He'll do that and skip the water, the towel and the deoderant. Rub it on the skin and the clothes. Smell fresh.
that would cost money!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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i picked this up over July 4th weekend... are you saying there are thorns still in there?? It doesn't itch anymore.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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Let's hope that Bob doesn't see this. He'll do that and skip the water, the towel and the deoderant. Rub it on the skin and the clothes. Smell fresh.

Haha ok can't give you reps anymore -- you have same sense of humor as me!!!! That was good! and don't let Bob read it .......
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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Never got a rash from Devils Club just thorns... Tide is a new one on me ... other than herbal mix - you can always try the old nettle clense - Baking Powder and water as a paste.. Wouldn't think a rash without thorns would be there that long.
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