Poison Ivy anyone??

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  1. Kotsy

    Kotsy Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any great home solutions to it?

    Son got it on his hand and it's starting to spread.

    I have tried Calamine, baking soda and a special
    cleansing solution. Nothing is working. We are
    on day 4. Poor kid needs that hand for the baseball
    glove. rof
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  2. Dmoney644

    Dmoney644 Well-Known Member

    i always heard of oatmill?
  3. vacant1

    vacant1 Well-Known Member

    The absolute best treatment I know for poison ivy is to get in the shower and run hot water (as hot as you can stand) over the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. This seems counterintuitive, because it will increase the itching. But after a few minutes, the nervous circuits seem to get overloaded and the itching stops for a long time. If you conscientiously repeat the hot water treatment whenever the itching returns, the whole reaction completes its cycle rapidly and your skin will return to normal.

    While hot water works better than anything, you also can use calamine lotion as a topical treatment if you wish. I strongly recommend against taking oral prednisone or other steroids unless there are very severe symptoms, such as fever or difficulty urinating. Don't use topical steroids either. Steroids are toxic drugs that should be saved for serious conditions, not minor ones, since they suppress the immune system.
    Dr. Andrew W.

    Avoid eating mangoes and cashews while you have poison ivy. Incidentally, Poison Ivy is actually part of the cashew family

    Step2 -- Soothe itching with cool, wet compresses.

    Step3 -- Add approximately 5 c. ground oatmeal or baking soda to a cool bath and soak for 15 to 30 minutes.

    Step4 -- Add baking soda or Epsom salts to your bath, or make a paste of either of these and apply it to the rash.

    Step5 -- Opt for lotions containing calamine, alcohol and zinc acetate; these will dry the blisters and help speed healing.

    Step6 -- Leave the rash open to air. That will help it heal.

    Step7 -- Talk to your doctor about taking an oral antihistamine if you are extremely uncomfortable or if the rash is covering a large area of your body.
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  4. denamoutz

    denamoutz Member

    my husband gets poison ivy all the time, he uses a cream from the store, made specifically for poison ivy. Its called Extreme medicated poison ivy scrub it releives itching, soothes burning, and removes poison oils. Hope that helps!!!
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  5. Seaman63

    Seaman63 Well-Known Member

    Can someone please explain the meaning of poison ivy to an old german mod?
  6. Vicky

    Vicky Well-Known Member

    It is a plant that if you come into contact with will cause a very itchy painful rash
  7. Vicky

    Vicky Well-Known Member

    Try Hot Oatmeal Make a thick paste (as hot as he can stand it)
    wrap with gauze and let dry :hugs:poor Little Guy:sad:
  8. Dmoney644

    Dmoney644 Well-Known Member

    its funny but today i heard on the radio that someone said that drinking goatmilk helps with poison ivy rashes :lmao:
  9. Kotsy

    Kotsy Well-Known Member

    oh great D. couldn't even get the kid to drink breast milk.


    So let's see......gonna go throw the kid in a hot shower. Plaster him with oatmeal
    and cold compresses. Seaman will be peeking
    in to see whats going on. Denamoutz will send her hubby with
    the "Extreme". Then I'll bring in Marina's goat and
    tell him to suck.........Vacant will be running behind
    me the whole time telling me to try this. try that, no try this......rof

    yup, should be cured by the weekend........lmao

    and on Monday morning Dmoney will say....."How's the kid?" lol
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  10. Dmoney644

    Dmoney644 Well-Known Member

    Sounds Like A Cure Mission Accomplished! :lmao:
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  11. denamoutz

    denamoutz Member

    WOW, should be cured in no time!!!!:lmao:

    All of those remedies one should work for ya!!!
  12. Marina

    Marina Administrator Staff Member

    what is this here now?
    Emergency Room BP?

    Anyone seen my Goat???

    Kotsy? :(
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  13. Ellis

    Ellis Well-Known Member

    Boss I have to tell you something............
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  14. Kabuki19

    Kabuki19 Member

    Peeing on it must cure the rashes it works for jellyfish bites ehehehe.....:lmao:
  15. Kotsy

    Kotsy Well-Known Member


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  16. Seaman63

    Seaman63 Well-Known Member

    Btw...did I ever mention the power of a "Dark Rum Cure" before???

    (tastes fine with goat cheese)
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  17. Kotsy

    Kotsy Well-Known Member

    was waiting for your BEER cure
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  18. Vicky

    Vicky Well-Known Member

    OMG! Poor little guy!
    He gonna look like this Cat?:lmao:
  19. Ellis

    Ellis Well-Known Member


  20. nada333

    nada333 Banned

    This has got to be the most twisted, sick, forum on the internet.

    :nuts: :lmao: :lmao:
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