Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Poison Ivy Remedies

I've picked up some poison ivy and it has spread from my hand to my neck to my thighs to my arm. It's not super unbearable yet, but I'm looking for any good remedies that will help me kick this quickly.


Tiffany said...

Just came down with a case of it myself this summer...and I hadn't had it in at least a decade.

As nasty as this remedy might sound, it worked lickety-split:

I scrubbed it all open with a fresh wash cloth under running water, dried it off and doused it with alcohol. Then I took the kids to the water park at the Y and made like Flipper. It dried up in about a week.

Livin' Life said...

My dad always threw me in a Clorox bath but I don't recommend it.I have had success with oatmeal baths. That's about all I have.

The Gang's All Here! said...

There's a fairly expensive treatment at the drugstore that comes in two parts - an abrasive scrub and a soothing lotion to be applied afterward. A friend just recommended it to us, as Dr. D has had it twice now since spring.

Be glad you didn't get it from rolling in a mud pit in the middle of a field in your bathing suit. PI inside your swimming trunks is not fun - Dr. D has learned his lesson. For this summer at least :)

Hands-Free Heart said...

My husband swears by Zanfel... available at the drug store (CVS or Rite Aid I think). He uses it every time, and it works wonderfully for him.