Kerry Temple | Aug. 6, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
I really should have known better. It was foolish of me. But the day’s yard work was done and I wanted to protect the kids and I vowed to shower right away. I’d had some good luck in recent years with a skin wash to stop it. I’d be fine.
But a week later, as the doctor ordered a steroid shot and prescribed a week of prednisone, I learned I had only about 20 minutes to wash off the poison ivy sap before it invaded my system. Again.