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Re: Such nonsense

Subject: Re: Such nonsense
Author: Bird Brain
Date: 8/20/2003 7:04 pm
Views: 5066
Status: Approved
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Redford. I surely DO agree with you if your point is that individuals vary greatly in the severity of their responses to urushiol AND that this variation may even extend to different outbreaks on the same individual (should one be SO unlucky as to get poison oak/ivy more than once)! Just from the postings here, it IS evident that some people have cases which ARE crippling and for which medical intervention IS appropriate.
Where I agree with Lee (and it's clear that he's chosen a communications style calculated to get a rise out of people) is that many people (in a state of understandable ignorance) overreact and then overtreat this ailment which often (if not usually) resolves itself in a few weeks.
Where you and I might differ is that, here in my old age, I have lost faith in doctors. That doesn't mean that I don't still go off to see one when I feel bad; it means I'm aware that (with their bias toward intervention) doctors often create new problems in their zeal to cure the problems presented by a distressed patient. "When all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail."
Best of luck to you. [[email protected]]

Such nonsense (Approved)Lee8/18/2003 1:29 pm
  Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Bird Brain8/18/2003 8:08 pm
  Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Redford8/19/2003 9:26 pm
    Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Bird Brain8/20/2003 11:01 am
  Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Lee8/19/2003 11:12 pm
    Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Redford8/20/2003 2:58 pm
      Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Bird Brain8/20/2003 7:04 pm
  Re: Such nonsense (Approved)loser8/22/2003 9:25 pm
  Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Sierra8/23/2003 9:28 am
    Re: Such nonsense (Approved)Bird Brain8/23/2003 5:40 pm