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    Shark
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    Poison ivy

    I have a really dumb question..
    Hubby has poison ivy on his arm.no blisters just lots of red bumps.
    he is treating it with 'ivy dry'. Which smells like kerosene
    is there any harm in him diving at our local aquarium?
    we volunteer to clean their tanks and he would be wearing a full 5ml suit
    can the poison ivy 'stick' in his wetsuit and cause another outbreak in the future?
    would the poison ivy cause any problem for the fish in the tanks?
    They have salt water and freshwater tanks
    I don't want to harm the fish
    thank you !
    God is good, no matter what!!

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    Megalodon
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    I'd say give it a week or so to heal first. The oils that cause the rash could leach out into the water and might cause an issue for the fish. Ivy Dry works well, another treatment it a light bleach solution - about 1/8 cu in a gallon of water will help neutralize the oils too. Then it's just time to heal.

    I once saved a man in Wichita just to watch him dive...(inventor)

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    Shark
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    Thanks navy you are the best!!

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    Just read this post. Don't wear the suit til healed. Navy is right!!!!! I wore a baseball cap when I just had the little bumps & didn't wear it for another 2 months after healing. Guess what? The oils were now in the hat & reinfected my forehead, not bad but still???

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