Poison Ivy on Safari

Apr 17th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Poison Ivy on Safari

Our son is quite suseptible to Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac. Is there anything like that in East Africa that we should be concerned about?
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Apr 17th, 2008, 03:19 PM
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Not that I ever heard of. I'd do only closed toed shoes with at least calf-high socks if I were him, even on game drives and around camp. I'd bring a cream to deal with itchiness just in case something out there is irritating.
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Apr 17th, 2008, 04:48 PM
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NO
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Apr 18th, 2008, 01:31 AM
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poison ivy is an allergic reaction. No one can say what your son is allergic to. Pyrethrums are raised in east africa, although I would doubt that they cause a violent skin reaction like poison ivy does, it's more hay fever, which I know from experience.

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So, make sure you stock up on Benadryl ad cortosone creams and whatever allergy medicines you like - I use Zyrtec for mine - and have a great time.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 02:01 AM
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Thanks for the replies. We always travel with Benedryl and Cortisone. I am starting to organize our travel medicine and I was curious. We have plenty of time (84 days and counting).
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