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        07-29-2012, 09:28 PM
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    Yearling
    Angry poison ivy

    Soo after most of the summer passes, I read a post about poison ivy. I now have it -_- I get it every summer... No matter what but I've gotten through till now.,

    So besides the super expensive stuff @ wal mart.... Anyone know of any home remedies for the itch ?
         
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        07-29-2012, 09:39 PM
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    Here is an article on home remedies

    Home Remedies for Poison Ivy, Relief, Symptoms, Treatment | Getting Rid of Poison Ivy


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        07-29-2012, 11:37 PM
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    Prednisone is dirt cheap, and a family doctor will usually give you a prescription without an office visit for something as obvious as poison ivy/oak...
         
        07-29-2012, 11:38 PM
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    Yearling
    I've taken that when I had a very bad case of this
    I'll see about getting some
         
        07-30-2012, 12:32 AM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Janna    
    Anyone know of any home remedies for the itch ?
    Hot hot hot water - as hot as you can stand (but not so hot it will burn!) - dribble it over the rash, start cooler & turn down the cold as your skin gets used to it - kills the itch for hours. It's the ONLY thing that works for me!

    You don't have to run it for that long, just a minute or so once it's running hot.

    I haven't had PI for a few years because I live in the city now (and somehow it didn't get me when I was putting up a fence for my sister), but as a kid after whipping the weeds along the fenceline once or twice a year I'd get one side of an entire shin or lower arm oozing & itchy - so gross and SO itchy - so I have plenty of experience.
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