Post # 1
I react horribly to poison ivy. I believe I got it from the dog, since I haven’t really been outside. I have less than a month to get rid of this gross blistered rash. It’s on my neck, since I react so badly, my whole neck is swollen and red.
Praying the steriod prescription kicks in fast and it starts healing.
Post # 3
Holy crap, it’s the worst! I’m so sorry, sending you non-itchy relief vibes.
Post # 4
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 # 5
Thank you for all those tips! I just read about the Vitamin C, so I got some.
All the dogs got washed and my fiance is out buying brush killer. He’s going to kill everything along the fence line. The back of our house is woods, so it’s a challenge to keep the fence clear of weeds.
Post # 6
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
Oh no! Hope it heals quickly.
Post # 8
@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 🙁 🙁