So I've had poison ivy before and I tend to have a moderate reaction to it. Usually it's gone within a couple of weeks (assuming I don't fuss at it, which I usually do). But the other day when I was cleaning I left my boxing gloves out on top of the shed. Unfortunately, I'd also left my pruning shears there earlier (forgetting that I had been using them to cut down the poison ivy around the house). When you box, you sweat, and when you're me, you wipe away the sweat without bothering to take your gloves off. I realized what had happened as soon as my eyes started to burn and itch and I flushed them with water (and threw away my contacts). I have a few raised patches of the rash around my right eye and on my cheeks (as of now, approximately 30 minutes after the initial exposure). Normally I wouldn't worry about it, but I'm supposed to leave the country in two days: not a lot of time to deal with anything that proposes any risk to my sight (eye infections, etc): there isn't exactly a lot of cheap, quality medical care hanging out in the Kenyan bush. Two questions: 1) How do I sterilize my gloves? 2) How do I minimize the chance that this gets bad enough that I need actual medical care? How do I get any remaining oils out of my eyes? Ahhhh!!!