LEAVES OF THREE, LET IT BE
Poison ivy ain’t no joke, y’all. And no Google, I’m not talking about Uma Thurman’s character from that one crappy Batman movie. I’m talking about a MESSED UP rash that’s hard to get rid of!
Running late to Blues on the Green last week to hear our friend (and amazing guitarist!) Ulrich Ellison play lead for Nakia, my group took a risky shortcut off the trail and through the woods in Zilker. Now it is the full-on itchy & scratchy show over here. My arm probably isn’t going to have to get amputated, but if it does rest assured that I will spend the rest of my life hanging around the park telling people, “And that’s why you don’t take shortcuts.”
But seriously, this stuff is all over central Texas right now (possibly due to the mild winter?) so look out. If you do happen to make contact, I can tell you what’s been working for me: an over-the-counter medication called Zanfel, Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP 0.1% (prescription topical steroid cream) and a big shot of corticosteroids in the hip. Also, calling your mom and complaining seems to offer temporary relief.