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    Drying up Poison Ivy?

    I can deal with the itch I just hate the redness and oozing. I get this shit every year. How can I dry it up fast?
    “Do or do not... there is no try.” -Yoda
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    tecnu soap and caladryl lotion are supposed to work well, but I'm apparently allergic to caladryl.
    I've also heard of people wiping down with bleach.
    Erik
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    I heard about Burt's Bees Poison Ivy Soap. Has Kaolin, Jewelweed, Pine Tar and Tea Tree Oil.

    A friend of mine is not affected by poison ivy anymore. When he was a teen he had it all over him, so an old timer took him and stuck him neck-deep in a cold creek for about 30 minutes until his skin just about turned blue. He healed up in a few days. Now in his early 50's, he can still reach out and grab poison ivy and tear it all apart with his bare hands and it doesn't affect him.
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    Erik I've tryed the bleach thing. Burns like Hell and its still weeping.

    BigE looks like I need to find a cold creek...
    “Do or do not... there is no try.” -Yoda
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    Tecnu

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    Crushed up jewel weed frozen into ice cubes.
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    I have always been immune to poison ivy, when we were working around it in the woods I was always the one who had to walk into it to do what ever was needed so my crew would not get it. Only thing is I would have to change to keep it from getting past on by my clothing, I had one guy on my crew and he would go into severe reactions from it with little to no contact, needless to say though I don't know any remedies because it has never been an issue for me.
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    Go to your local clinic and get a $20 cortisone shot. You should see results within a day. It dries up all of your skin. I get poison oak really bad, and if it's a large patch on my skin, or anywhere near my face I just go in and get one. It's totally worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chorpie View Post
    Go to your local clinic and get a $20 cortisone shot. You should see results within a day. It dries up all of your skin. I get poison oak really bad, and if it's a large patch on my skin, or anywhere near my face I just go in and get one. It's totally worth it.
    Sounds like the plan to follow.
    R.P.#961 Luke 10:16

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    I always do well with a vigorous scrubbing with tecnu. After rinsing and drying I follow it with over the counter steroid cream. I repeat it as often as necessary.

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    man, im itchin just thinkin about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikieG View Post
    man, im itchin just thinkin about it!
    My dad can eat a poison ivy salad and be fine. I can't even be down wind from the stuff
    “Do or do not... there is no try.” -Yoda
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    Think I might try this stuff if I get it again. Have to tell my brother about it. All he has to do is look at poison ivy and he breaks out.

    http://www.zanfel.com/help/

    http://www.zanfel.com/help/rashfaq.html
    R.P.#961 Luke 10:16

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    As someone with a medical background, and with multiple bad experiences with poison ivy, I wholeheartedly recommend the cortisone injection (They will give you something called Depo-Medrol). It's a lifesaver for me, otherwise I get weeping sores that last for 2 weeks. Topical cortisone can help quite a bit also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeechForkCreek View Post
    As someone with a medical background, and with multiple bad experiences with poison ivy, I wholeheartedly recommend the cortisone injection (They will give you something called Depo-Medrol). It's a lifesaver for me, otherwise I get weeping sores that last for 2 weeks. Topical cortisone can help quite a bit also.
    Sounds great, especially since you are the 2nd to recommend it. Everything has its side effects though. I seem to always be the one with something like anaphylactic shock from some kind of great shot people recommend. I'll see what my MD says.
    R.P.#961 Luke 10:16

 

 

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