Poison Ivy rash

Sharon

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I've got patches of poison ivy on my arm from wrist to elbow and its ITCHY!!

Would a cloth soaked in Epsom salt water and wrapped around my arm, help dry the rash up?

I know if I saw a doctor, he'd put me on steriods. I'd like to try home remedies first.

Any suggestions?

I'm using an aloe gel and an antihistamine, which does help with the itch. I am hoping to do something to make it go AWAY completely! Started with it on Monday.
 

Sally B.

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Sharon,

I don't know if it is organic or not, but I have always used Caladryl lotion for poison ivy. Works great!. They have a new version that is clear. I don't have any to see if there are any toxic ingredients in it. Good luck!

Sally B. :)
 

Mike

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poison ivy

Sharon,

Peel a banana and rub the inside of the peel on the itchy rash. Repeat when needed. It helps a great deal for me. Let us know if it works for you.

Mike
 

just me

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A couple of suggestions... granted, they arent organic, but.....
Supposedly life bouy soap will heal poison ivy almost over night, but I have never tried it... We always put a bit of clorox bleach in a bowl of water, and dip a rag in the water and wipe the rash with the wet rag... seems to clear it up pretty good for us.... To me, using the clorox for the rash is still better then using the meds the doctors will prescribe!!!!!
 

EarlyBird

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Wildcrafting Forum

You are right, just me, it does look like a good and very
interesting and possibly helpful Forum. :eek: :D

Thank you! :)
 

nightowl

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(I hope this isn't considered to be an advertising post, as I have no connection to these products.)

Sharon,
Here is a link to a Burt's Bees soap for poison ivy that I just ran across. I've never tried it but it may be worth a try. You can probably find it in a good health food store. Jewelweed seems to be most recommended for poison ivy and there are other products here with it, but do read the precautions because poison ivy rash resembles other more serious conditions.

http://www.herbalremedies.com/poisivysoapw.html

:) nightowl
 

nightowl

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Sorry, I hadn't gone to just me's link, which also mentions jewelweed. Sounds like we're on the right track :!:

8) nightowl
 

Xania

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Heads up concerning the forum that just me gave!
This post is not in any way intended to be a criticism of our beloved just me - she would do no harm, even if you paid her!
It looks as tho it was a legitimate forum up till 2 years ago. If you like a life full of surprises go to the more recent usernames on the memberlist. They all have www links, some to drugs, porn, violence.
Beware!
I think the originator of that forum has abandoned it to the spammers.
 

EarlyBird

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I just read in my newly ordered Dr. Susan Lark Sept
Health Letter, that Aloe Vera GEL is great for Poison ivy.
Very posssibly you can buy this from a good Health Food Store.

Sorry to be so late with this info, but I've never suffered
from poison ivy so had no experience with it. :D :D

I hope this helps. :)
 

just me

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Heads up concerning the forum that just me gave!
This post is not in any way intended to be a criticism of our beloved just me - she would do no harm, even if you paid her!
It looks as tho it was a legitimate forum up till 2 years ago. If you like a life full of surprises go to the more recent usernames on the memberlist. They all have www links, some to drugs, porn, violence.
Beware!
I think the originator of that forum has abandoned it to the spammers.
Xania, I know you werent criticizing... I am glad you caught that before too many people got an eye full.... sorry folks, I did say that I glanced, and apparently it was a really quick glance.... Hope I didnt offend anyone... maybe we can just sort of slide by the garbage and pick out some of the good stuff... we are good at that arent we!!!!! Thanks for the warning Xania, Im glad you caught it.
 

Sharon

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thanks for all your advice!

I'm using an aloe vera gel on my arm. It is finally getting better! Some of the areas are drying up and fading away. The worst spots are also improving. I've been using a natural antihistamine for the itch and when I added an immune booster things got better faster.

I wanted to check out Burts Bees for some other products - thanks for the link.

I've had poison ivy many times as a girl, so I know what it is. Unfortuanately! As long as I don't touch it I'm ok. I will have to get somebody to pull out all the poison ivy on this property. Thats one of the not so fun things to find out about your new property/house after you move.
 


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