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Old 05-10-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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I got posion ivy doing yard work, HELP!

Ok got a steroid shot and prednisone tablets. What else can I do to get rid of this crap?
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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Re: I got posion ivy doing yard work, HELP!

I'll look it up. The steroid shot and pred will do the job. I hate prednisone, makes me feel like utter crap.

I've never had poison ivy, even after handling it, rolling it it, etc. at work years back. I'm apparently not allergic to it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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Ok got a steroid shot and prednisone tablets. What else can I do to get rid of this crap?
try this....
Baking soda - This treatment has also become a classic homemade cure, made by mixing 3 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of water until a thick paste forms. Apply to the rash and let dry. Another tried-and-true method for many poison ivy sufferers is full immersion in a soothing baking soda bath by adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to the bath water.
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Re: I got posion ivy doing yard work, HELP!

Try some fried chickenz ... Old grandma remedy
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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Re: I got posion ivy doing yard work, HELP!

I have to oatmeal stuff but it just relieves the itching. Ill try the baking soda. Thanks Halo and Smash maybe Ill rub my greasy fingers from the chicken on there

I need something to dry this stuff up.
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Hmmm ... that fried chicken remedy sounds pretty good, .
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:05 AM   #7
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1. DO NOT pee standing up after medicating, or unless you THOROUGHLY wash your hands first.
Your gamble

2. COOL SHOWERS ONLY. No bath

3. DO NOT go out side or sweat if you can help it.

4. Calamine lotion - use it if you must leave the house or go to work.

5. Do not scratch

All of the above will cause it to spread... Some to areas you really do not want it to.

I go full McGyver, cotton ball and household bleach. It will cut the healing time in 1/2 and kill the itch for hours. Also I would recommend epsom salt instead of baking soda, make a paste in a wash rag and apply to area for a while (3-5 minutes). Again I don't play we'll with it and attack it like a hot donut on a Sunday morning.

You can try soaking in a tub at your own risk, if it migrates to the Netherlands you were warned.

I am a veteran, looking at it in a dictionary makes me itch.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:14 AM   #8
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Don't do yard work.
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Re: I got posion ivy doing yard work, HELP!

Oak, will the bleach dry it up? Should I pop these bubbles then put bleach, salt, ect on it?
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Oak, will the bleach dry it up? Should I pop these bubbles then put bleach, salt, ect on it?
Find something to bite down on (warning: this will revoke your man status). What I do is pop all blisters and then apply the bleach to basically kill anything organic, then apply Epsom salt to dry it up. Follow up with calamine.

The fluid under those blisters is what will cause it to spread. If you are sensitive to sodium hypochlorite (bleach or pool chlorine) you can cut it 50/50 v/v.... Also hydrogen peroxide will work. They both disinfect through oxidation of organics.

You may want to test your sensitivity to bleach. Pour some on the rash and after 30 seconds rinse it off, if no issues occur go for 1 min.

Remember, rinse all treatments off after your done them apply calamine lotion... The powder in the calamine helps to absorb the ooze and keep it from spreading.


I am not a physician.... I just know what works for me.
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