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post #1 of 17 Old 10-19-2005, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Poison Ivy/Oak remedies?

Well I spent the weekend hunting in E.TN and decided I wanted my stand in a tree that vine was in. I cut the vine out and am paying for it now. My head, face, and arms from wrists to biceps are covered, eyes are half swollen shut, and itching like all get-out, and have some secondary spots on by chest from scratching before I broke out.

Im applying calamine lotion every hour and taking benedryl often, but looking for something more. Anyone here have any good fixes? A friend of mine found some soap when she was pregnant that fixed her up, but she doesnt remember what it was called. She said it was about $35 for 1oz. Ill take any help that I can get on this...
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Feel for ya dude. I don't know of anything other than calamine lotion myself. I got poison ivy once when I was about 8-9 years old (won't say where and how, but it did involve the use of "smooth" leaves ) and shortly afterward discovered that I wasn't sensitive to the plant anymore. Can one build an immunity to that sort of thing after one session?

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My dad gets it bad every year and gets something from his dr.

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See Doc....Cortisone.....Problem gone.
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Re: Poison Ivy/Oak remedies?

Id like to avoid the doctor if possible as Im without health insurance at the moment and would have to pay out of pocket for it. Ill call My Dr. in the am, but the local walk-in wanted $90 for the visit and $50 for the shot...
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Id like to avoid the doctor if possible as Im without health insurance at the moment and would have to pay out of pocket for it. Ill call My Dr. in the am, but the local walk-in wanted $90 for the visit and $50 for the shot...
did you tell them cash? I would bet the concept of cash and no insurance to file is worth a discount

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Re: Poison Ivy/Oak remedies?

Feelin' for you, Chris. I'd spend the money and get the shot, or call the Dr and see if he could call in an emergency prescription.

Either that or get a quart of Jack Daniels to see me through the long night..

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Re: Poison Ivy/Oak remedies?

Tecnu it is a poision ivy and oak wash you can get it at some drug stores use warm water on infected body parts then apply tecnu and work it in like lotion then rinse with cool water do this about 3 times a day it kills the poisionous oils from the plant. it is also safe for the face .

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Id like to avoid the doctor if possible as Im without health insurance at the moment and would have to pay out of pocket for it. Ill call My Dr. in the am, but the local walk-in wanted $90 for the visit and $50 for the shot...
$140 is tough to swallow, but the relief may be worth it.
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Ill try the cash approach... If I can find a RX that would help I have that covered... I can get one called in...
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Re: Poison Ivy/Oak remedies?

As far as treatment on all body parts other that the face, cover affected areas with paper towels, (you may want to get in the bath tub for this) pour vinegar on the towels and keep wet for approx 20 min. Vinegar has 5% acid in it which has an effect on the oils found in poison ivy, poison oak and sumac. You will smell like a salad but the itch will be gone. Do this for about 3 days, problem solved. As Kawboy said the Technu is a good product. The Dr. used to give shots to build an immunity to it, consisted of 3 injections. They claim it did not work and discontinued use of it all together, but it worked on me. This was around 1986 or so. Good luck.

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Re: Poison Ivy/Oak remedies?

you remember last year when you were down here and i hate that **** everywhere? remember that walmart trip and the big ass bottle of alcohol?

i take napkins, cotton balls, newspaper - drench it in alcohol and rub the **** out of the sore so they open up ooozzzzzing everywhere and so the alcohol gets in and cleans it all up. it gets rid of it AND it feels SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good

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you remember last year when you were down here and i hate that **** everywhere? remember that walmart trip and the big ass bottle of alcohol?

i take napkins, cotton balls, newspaper - drench it in alcohol and rub the **** out of the sore so they open up ooozzzzzing everywhere and so the alcohol gets in and cleans it all up. it gets rid of it AND it feels SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good
Doesn't that scar? I don't know how alcohol getting in there can "clean it up".

Tecnu is the shiz. Keep it in the house to use anytime you might have been in oak. Take a cold shower and use it liberally.

Also, wash your clothes in it.

Other than that, I think you're already doing what you can.

EDIT: Just saw this was old. So what'd you do, and did it work?




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Clorox bath and scrub the itch away. Don't forget to wash any and all suspect clothes and bedding to avoid re-exposure to the oil.

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Re: Poison Ivy/Oak remedies?

I ended up taking hot showers, as hot as possible, and scrubing the hell out of the rash, felt oh so good... Then pat the rashes dry and used Hydrocortizone ointment on the break outs. That stuff wont absorb into your skin, but it dries out and keeps the itch away. So Id watch TV or surf the web for an hour or so and let the cream stay on there. Then wipe it off with a towel and go about my business. Helped it clear up real quick. I still have some places where my skin is peeling from where the blisters were under the skin, but its all on its way out...
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