[NAFEX] Fwd: urine for poison ivy rash?
tanisgrif at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 15 12:35:18 EDT 2007
Getting some good responses to the article. Most of them are elaborations on the
medical stuff, which I'm hopinging to run past a doctor on the list.
The following comment is a possible correction. Considering the recent discussions
of urine as a fertilizer, I hope someone with more chemistry knowledge might say if
the following is correct. Thanks!
I did have one other comment about the ammonia part, it was kind of misleading
where it was put: "Ammonia, though, may be helpful for washing urushiol. It seems a
bother to figure out what dilution won't irritate, when on the occasions you need
some your pre-mixed dilution is probably on the same shelf as the possibly more
effective detergent! But in remote situations, urine may suffice." Urine does not
contain ammonia fresh from the body, rather bacteria convert urea and salts in the
urine to ammonia. Urine as a water source would work to rinse, as urine is about
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