IT WORKED, I'M IMMUNE TO POISON OAK!!!

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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Mar 21, 2014 - 01:35am PT
I got two used wild country flex stem cams, two old sets of tele skis(with no bindings), some pieces of static rope, and some new socks for anyone that posts YouTube video of them eating a salad. I'll even pay shipping if it is a big salad. Who knows, if you put some pan seared tuna and wasabi on there you could sell it as medicinal for $50 a plate.
dfinnecy

Social climber
'stralia
Mar 21, 2014 - 05:06am PT
This reminded me of an article I read a while ago about treating allergies in very severely allergic kids:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/magazine/can-a-radical-new-treatment-save-children-with-severe-allergies.html?pagewanted=all

The strategy to get rid of the allergy is to start by feeding the kids very tiny, tiny doses and then gradually increase the dose. This has to be done over a long period of time.

WRT the peanut desensitization it should be noted that one isn't something to try on your own, results may include death (like climbing), so get a doctor to help. And don't go spiking your allergic buddies' beer!
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Mar 21, 2014 - 11:13am PT
I don't much like poison oak, or rather it doesn't much like me. Keeps me away from some places I'd otherwise really like to go. I'm not willing to start eating the stuff though... I'd rather just avoid it.

Hope that immunity is real for you, and that you're able to maintain it.
OR

Trad climber
Mar 21, 2014 - 11:45am PT
Mr Way would turn a 5 min approach into an hour to avoid the stuff.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Mar 25, 2014 - 03:57pm PT
Daniel, when you told me last November at Balch camp that you are doing immunization from poison oak by eating it, I took it as you are joking 100%.
wow, I still can not fully believe that you are serious, but looks like it works..
congratulations...
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2016 - 09:37am PT
It's that time of year in CA! Ate a couple leaves last month, went caving, yet again I have no reaction.

Eat up!
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Mar 27, 2016 - 09:39am PT


DMT
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Mar 27, 2016 - 09:42am PT


DMT
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Mar 27, 2016 - 10:25am PT
Hey, you should make a salad . . .
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Mar 27, 2016 - 10:32am PT
I'm mostly immune myself. Brush into the stuff all the time, no big. A slight rash every now and then, and I'm able to resist the urge to scratch.

Lucky me!

DMT
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Mar 27, 2016 - 10:34am PT
Mr Way would turn a 5 min approach into an hour to avoid the stuff.

Hmmm...five minutes with Mr. Way always seemed like an hour.
Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
Mar 27, 2016 - 10:35am PT
^^^^^ FUNNY! WAY funny!
WBraun

climber
Mar 27, 2016 - 10:40am PT
Yes this the correct way to combat poison oak and other poisons.

Men in old daze did it this way.

Eat tiny dose over period of time and you'll become immune.

But now!!!!

Modern science and doctors will charge you a stooopid amount of money with no cure.

Just see ....
perswig

climber
Mar 27, 2016 - 12:11pm PT
Allergy and immunology clinicians do this (for various allergens, don't know about PO) all the time, usually with carefully-titrated and -timed sq injections but occasionally with topically-applied suspensions.

Hypersensitivity suppression (avoiding IgE trigger and release of histamine, LT/PGs, and cytokines) fades and usually requires maintenance dosing (no, not THAT dosing), or restart after an extended period.

Props to those who've done it themselves, esp if you didn't own an epipen when you started - brave!
I remember our family GP sending my mom home with hand-rolled pred tabs every spring for all the poison ivy and sumac thrashing we kids would do around the house over the summer. As well as some valium, I'm pretty sure.

Dale

Burch

Mountain climber
Mar 27, 2016 - 12:13pm PT
Dammmmmmmmmn, Daniel.
Lurkingtard

climber
Mar 27, 2016 - 12:22pm PT
Nice Vaaaannnnzzzzz Burchy


This is a less archaic way to do it.

Credit: Lurkingtard
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 27, 2016 - 02:08pm PT
Naturopathic crap^^^ did not work on me.

I do have one other friend who did the eating it thing and swears it worked. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try it. Fortunately I don't live in PO central any more.
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Mar 27, 2016 - 02:54pm PT
I can attest to the efficacy of the "limited exposure" approach.

As I reached middle age, I wanted something more "natural" than the requisite combination of Viagra and Extenze. Let's say I have "small hands."

So, once a week I would rub PO on the "part" that needed "extenzing," and by the next day, well, let's just say that the results would be dramatic: significant size increase, particularly thickness, coupled with swelling and a delightful shade of purple. Also a pleasing texture, "ribbed," as they say, for "ultimate pleasure."

Furthermore, the effect would last for at least a week.

All this with no drugs!

But, to the efficacy part, over time the effects became less and less dramatic. Now, try as I might, I'm just stuck with "small hands."

Oh, and I can still get the PO rash on any other part of my body.

Sigh
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 27, 2016 - 03:19pm PT
^^^ I got it there twice, that sounds about right...
madbolter1

Big Wall climber
Denver, CO
Mar 27, 2016 - 03:44pm PT
^^^ Did you enjoy the delightful "ribbed" effect? Did your significant other?
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