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The Mother of all Skin Rashes

The Mother of all Skin Rashes

This is the worst I have ever seen. Beyond the pure horror of it, and sympathy for the woman who went through this, it is useful to understand how she got a rash this bad: she was trimming hedges for a friend, and scraping her bare arms with what turned out to be poison ivy vines. The vines were interlaced with the hedges. She cut off the vines, which made the plant oil seep out, and then she dragged her arms through the cut vines, scraping her skin so that huge amounts of oil could go right in. This is the perfect storm of how bad rashes happen.

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