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mbchilton  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:51:38 PM(UTC)
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I’ve had it before, but never this bad. I’ve got a massive blister around my ankle. What can I do, other than be patient?
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#2 Posted : Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:48:48 PM(UTC)
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I was going to recommend a visit to your local dermatologist. But a quick search of wild parsnip treatments yielded only: keep the area clean, apply cold cloths, maybe use a steroid cream sparingly. And that was from a Mayo dermatologist. If I had a bad reaction to wild parsnip, I think I'd visit my family care doctor and see if he thought a cortisone shot would help calm down the reaction. Actually, I'd beg for a cortisone injection.

Good luck. It sounds awful. I'd rather not find out the hard way just how bad it is. I hope you get some quick relief.
mbchilton  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:15:39 PM(UTC)
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My doctor prescribed a steroid cream, but then told me that wouldn’t do much good at this point because the damage has been done and there’s no itch for it to relieve. I didn’t even pick up the prescription.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5:18:11 PM(UTC)
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Try to keep it out of the sun and then wait it out.

That's what I've had to do.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:27:18 PM(UTC)
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Ive had two run ins with that crap and both took over about year to heal. I agree to keep it bandaged as much as you can during the day.
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#6 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:02:49 AM(UTC)
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hope it's heals quick for you. i've only ever had a pea sized burn here and there

on the other hand , last week, my poor pup got what i think was quite a swath of it on the left side of his crotch were his fur is thinner. he doesn't lick at it or act affected at all, but it looks bad. i had him out yesterday and made sure to give him a good soapy shower afterwards

for those who have dogs out in the summer, fishing or otherwise, is there anything you can do to try and prevent parsnip problems? a dogs going to go where he wants within reason. i kept him on leash yesterday til we got to sidie hollow lake to train, but he was still running over small plants here and there
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#7 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2018 5:13:29 AM(UTC)
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This is why I don't wet wade. That shit is nasty. R
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#8 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2018 5:23:02 AM(UTC)
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In all my years of wet wading all summer long I've been fortunate to only experience the pain of the parsnip one time. Think I had 4 or 5 large blisters on my knee that took months to disappear.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:35:47 PM(UTC)
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My skin has always been very tolerant of plants, poison ivy for example doesn't phase me one bit so I can't say if I've ever had a run in with parsnip. I'd assume I'd know if I had but in over 10 years of fishing and wet wading in the summer I've never had a problem. I just do my best to avoid it especially on sunny days. I'd be hard pressed to not wet wade because of parsnip or any other plant for that matter.
mbchilton  
#10 Posted : Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:57:10 PM(UTC)
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Is there anything I can do to get the blisters to go away? I’m afraid to put socks on because I don’t want them to pop.
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