(Closed) Poison Ivy…ughhhhh

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Holy crap, it’s the worst! I’m so sorry, sending you non-itchy relief vibes.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Take a shower.  Use dishwasher soap in the shower.  Change your clothes often and keep showering with the dishwashing soap.  Use new sheets everyday if possible. (Plant oils build up on clothes and sheets and towels.)  Make a salt solution (very strong) and dab it on your neck (not face) help dry it up.   Take vitamin C (1000mg daily – 500 2 times/day).  Put on calamine lotion!  Benadryl! oatmeal baths (unless you are allergic to oats, like me), or saltwater baths to help dry it up.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh no!  I highly recommend caladryl (or generic equivalent) – although you might have tried it. I used it when I got shingles a while ago (ugh) and it really worked well.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Oh no! Hope it heals quickly.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Asparagus: I know how you feel! I had HORRIBLE poison oak on my leg a few months ago..it would NOT heal and now I have a bad scar where it was. I used Tecnu which seemed to help, but really, it just took about a month for mine to completely go away 🙁 🙁 

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