The good news, I have an extremely mild case, I identified the rash early and began treatment early. So hopefully, the rash will be a nuisance today and gone tomorrow.
While picking the wild flower, AppleJack had an encounter with poison ivy. By the time he got home with the Queen Anne's Lace, the poison ivy he contacted on his ankles was traveling north and had already passed through some tender territory and had reached his waist and was still advancing.
AppleJack was a red, swollen, itchy mess! Realizing the poison ivy was determined to spread, we decided a visit to the doc in the box aka Minute Clinic was in order. One steroid shot later, a prescription, and instructions for cool soaks in the tub, we went home. The next morning, his case of poison ivy was worse. Yes, he has a terrible reaction with each encounter. A second trip to the doc in the box, a second steroid shot, more meds, he was finally beginning to get some relief.
Each time we see Queen Anne's Lace we have a chuckle and say "one of the most painful and expensive weeds I ever picked."