Now this is my first run in with poison ivy on a personal basis anyway, And I did a good job of it. Went hiking in the hills of SoCal. I never saw it but I am terribly afflicted with it. And I will say it is absolutely no fun. from my feet to my scalp and everywhere in between. I mean this is not pleasant. I am not a wimp by any means, But I truly believe I would prefer waterboarding instead of this. Well for a first time at getting it, I did a very thorough job.
Now lets hear some good home cure remedies to help.
So far Rum seems to the best, just kidding. Maybe.
Jun 18, '09
i have never gotten poison ivy...knock on wood.
what i would do is take 25mg of benadryl, get a tube of hydrocortisone and apply...
then on top of that (after it dries), maybe some calamine lotion?
right now i'm drawing a blank, but there's something you take a bath in, that is supposed to be soothing.
i'll be back.
ok, here's a link.
you may also want to peek at the 'complications' section.
Last edit by leslie :-D on Jun 18, '09
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