Poison Ivy anyone??

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Kotsy

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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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vacant1

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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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denamoutz

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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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Seaman63

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

Vicky

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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
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:
 

Kotsy

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

lmao

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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denamoutz

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




All of those remedies one should work for ya!!!
 

Seaman63

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Seaman will be peeking
in to see whats going on
Btw...did I ever mention the power of a "Dark Rum Cure" before???

(tastes fine with goat cheese)
 
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Kotsy

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was waiting for your BEER cure
Seaman......​
 
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nada333

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


GREAT JOB GANG.
:nuts: :lmao: :lmao:
 

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