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Poison Ivy/ Oak


Posted 3:37 pm, 07/29/2016

Clorox straight from the bottle but not near eyes or mucous membranes. If it is bad, see a doctor for steroids.


Posted 5:43 pm, 07/23/2016

pepto bismal


Posted 2:01 pm, 05/17/2015

Myth: Scratching poison ivy blisters will spread the rash.
Fact: The fluid in the blisters will not spread the rash. Before blisters form, the rash can only be spread by unbound urushiol. Avoid scratching of blisters. Fingernails may carry bacteria that could cause an infection.


Posted 1:53 pm, 05/17/2015

This is my first ever poison ivy rash, too, and I tried every home remedy I could find. As it continued to spread and become unbearable, I gave up and went to the Doc for a shot of steroids and some topical steroid cream. I felt so much better within 24 hrs. Other than that, an ice pack helped the burning and itching more than any other home remedy. I'll not hesitate to go to the Doc next time.


Posted 1:00 pm, 05/17/2015

You can peel and mash a cucumber and smear it on the rash and it takes the burning and any puffiness away. Kind of the same idea as putting sliced cukes on puffy eyes.

If the home remedies don't work, or it gets worse, go to your doctor and get you a shot of Kenalog.

Joseph T.

Posted 12:56 pm, 05/17/2015

This is the first time in my life that I have broke out and its not real bad mostly in spots on my right arm and right side. It wasn't really bothering me until last night when it was itching so bad that it woke me up.


Posted 12:43 pm, 05/17/2015

Home remedies work if you are not real allergic or have a bad infection from poison oak/ivy . I got tired of fooling with home remedies after I couldn't get it to completely heal. I went to Millers Creek Pharmacy and got a tube of poison oak/ivy washing scrub. Its not cheap but after a couple of times it dried my problem right up. The scrub has a consistency of a scrubbing compound and will take you skin off if you keep scrubbing real hard.


Posted 12:33 pm, 05/17/2015

Jewelweed....if you can find it

Joseph T.

Posted 12:29 pm, 05/17/2015

Tell me about your home remedy's for poison Ivy/Oak.

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