In Need of Poison Ivy Relief . . .

In Need of Poison Ivy Relief . . .

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“They Steal My Thunder!”

Since: Feb 07

E Town

#1 Aug 8, 2007
I am crawling with Poison Ivy. Everything I hear and read seems to contradict each other. Anyone with some hints?
Sponge

Johnson City, TN

#2 Aug 8, 2007
Cover it with white shoe polish. That is the only thing that helped me.
A Person

Racine, OH

#3 Aug 8, 2007
I am extremely allergic to poison ivy. I have found that after washing the area with soap and water-I spray ( no roll-on or stick) an anti perspirant ( has to antiperspirant) containing aluminum chlorhydrate. Arrid Extra Dry is what I use and it provides relief and starts to heal when the blisters are present. The aluminum chlorhydrate reacts with the urushiol oil which is the principal irritant in poison ivy/oak.
Dr Miytsui

Asheville, NC

#4 Aug 8, 2007
Stay away from it, you wont get it. Its like VD, dont stick anything you have in somewhere it shouldnt be, then you dont catch it.
Help is here

Johnson City, TN

#5 Aug 8, 2007
Go to the Mtn.city pharmacy and look for Poison Ivy Pills, it is made from poison ivy leaves, look for a little white and green box,it is produced by Washington Homeopathic Products,inc.

$8.00 for 150 pills
Dr Miytsui

Asheville, NC

#6 Aug 8, 2007
Duh! That dont help if you already have it!!!!
wondering thru

Johnson City, TN

#7 Aug 13, 2007
Oatmeal bath.
Walking Eagle

Jonesborough, TN

#8 Aug 13, 2007
jchs67

Emory, VA

#9 Aug 13, 2007
My mom always swore by Clorox bleach .... I have tried it, but don't know that it really works. As bad as it burns, it should cure it!
I use Benadryl cream for the itching or if it's really bad, I go to the pharmacist for something he compounds for me.

Next time you think you have been around it, wash immediately and thoroughly with hot water and a good soap. That includes your clothes. If it is on your gloves or sleeves and you wipe your brow, then you will have blisters in a day or two. The roots are the worst. The worst case I ever had was from pulling the roots from a flower bed. My son was not allergic and pulled up all the poison ivy for me. I never thought about the roots ..... until two days later when I couldn't close my hands they were so badly swollen.
This Works

AOL

#10 Aug 13, 2007
You are going to laugh.. but Jack Daniels. I used to get it really bad, ran into an old guy in a store that told me to try, and what do you know.. it worked. You have to pat it on often though. Put some in a cup, get a wash cloth, and just leave it by you all day patting it on when you can. It works much bettre when the rash first starts to appear, but it will work in the mature stage as well.

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#11 Aug 13, 2007
I am with jchs67.Every time I get a breakout from poison ivy I scratch the heck out of it and pour bleach on it usually dries it up in a day or 2.does burn so if you try it be warned.Usually do this after trying all those creams that never help,lol.
This Works

AOL

#12 Aug 13, 2007
S-Suffering wrote:
I am with jchs67.Every time I get a breakout from poison ivy I scratch the heck out of it and pour bleach on it usually dries it up in a day or 2.does burn so if you try it be warned.Usually do this after trying all those creams that never help,lol.
It does work, so does the shoe polish. I still have had better luck with Jack Daniels... especially if you catch it when the breakout first occurs.

“♥ CRAZY ♥”

Since: Jan 07

where I am

#13 Aug 13, 2007
I use clear nail polish on it and so far so good because I have it now and that is the only relief i am getting! At least you are not alone and neither am I! LOL
Concerned resident

Johnson City, TN

#14 Aug 14, 2007
This Works wrote:
You are going to laugh.. but Jack Daniels. I used to get it really bad, ran into an old guy in a store that told me to try, and what do you know.. it worked. You have to pat it on often though. Put some in a cup, get a wash cloth, and just leave it by you all day patting it on when you can. It works much bettre when the rash first starts to appear, but it will work in the mature stage as well.
It's the alchohol in Jack Daniels. Regular alcohol, a lot cheaper, will do the same. Of course you can't drink it. Anything that dries up the rash will work.
Referal

United States

#15 Aug 14, 2007
Help is here wrote:
Go to the Mtn.city pharmacy and look for Poison Ivy Pills, it is made from poison ivy leaves, look for a little white and green box,it is produced by Washington Homeopathic Products,inc.
$8.00 for 150 pills
I've used these and they're great. You can even take them ahead of time if you think you might encounter poison ivy. They build up your tolerance to the active ingredient in PI. You can order online as well.
Sandi

Blue Ridge, GA

#16 May 22, 2011
Bete Noire wrote:
I am crawling with Poison Ivy. Everything I hear and read seems to contradict each other. Anyone with some hints?
I have been placed on everything and done everything I have read- It has beed 4 weeks and just now clearing up with a break out here and there- NOTHING helps! SHOTS- no help- Steriods - No Help - Antibotics- No help Typical steriod cream no help- well maybe they helped a little it could have been worse I guess but I was covered head to toe in this stuff! Horrible!!! 4 weeks later still have it in new spots! Dr. said not unusal!

“Neissein Nehverhous”

Since: Jun 09

Mountain City

#17 May 22, 2011
I make a comfury root Suave that will clear up poison Ivy, Poison Oak in less than a week, its all nature made from Comfury, Bees wax and Olive Oil. It also clears up Dermatitis, Skin Hot spots and Bee Stings and a few other skin aliments. its a Old Time Granny Hillbilly Suave, that has been around for about 150 years. here but it origins are much older. Leave me yourt e-mail to contact you to send you a small sample to try. if it works for you, then A 1.5 oz jar will cost you $15 each.
Blake Soller

Ava, MO

#18 Oct 9, 2011
H2O2, aka vary strong hidrogen poroxide
If you do decide to do this be warned it Burns, you will also need gloves so you don't get it on your hands, it feels like insulation when on your hands. You will also need distilled vinager. Put the h2o2 on the end of a rag then dab or swipe over poison ivy blemishes, works best if blisters are open but is not needed. Then waight about a min or until you cant take the burning and apply the vinegar this helps stop some off the burn but not all of it. It will continue to burn some for about 15 to 30 min, after that it will not itch but may slightly burn but nothing like it did and the best thing is after the burning it will not itch. I suggest doing sections at a time like one leg now other leg in an hour or so. I get the H2O2 from work so I do not know ware to get it commercially. Hope this helps

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