I've been out in the woods more than usual and have either gotten into something or I've got a big patch of hives or a bite on my arm. I've had poison ivy about a billion times and if this is the beginning of a poison ivy outbreak, it'll be one of the worst I've ever had. I'm hoping it's something else because I don't want to pay the Dr. for a shot. Anyway, the reason for my post. It's been uncomfortable for 2 days, but now it's hot, my arm's hot and my neck is hot. I'm drinking cool water (no ice) and have a cool rag on it. Is there anything I can do that you can think of to cool it off besides taking a bath? If I get any hotter that's what I'll do, I just hate to waste all that water but it's cheaper than turning the air on I guess. I really hope whatever it is, just goes away. I don't remember being bitten, but I do have scratches on my arm that I don't remember getting either. So, that's not saying much. I was really carefull about walking through first with my spider stick to move them before I cut the path. I've done everything I can to make sure I have never intentionally killed one. Maybe I could have been bitten if one ran up my stick instead of going on the vegetation I thought I put them on. So, what do you think will cool my arm off since this cool rag isn't doing much? Maybe vinegar?