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Old 05-17-2009, 08:10 PM
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OMG it itches!!!!! poison ivy


i didn't think i was allergic to the stuff, but i guess i am now. It seems that you can be in contact with the plant 10 times and have no reaction, but on that 11th time you might get a reaction. U was removing some vines from the back fence i guess one was the poison ivy. i think it is minor so far, but i do notic a few more bumps every morning that weren't there they day before!!!!
aNyone have any itching advise??! im using aveeno natural steroid free poison ivy creme. The underside of my arm feels & looks like I put it into an ant bed!!!

this little guy looks like he's scratching
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:19 PM
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The hot water works.
The Fels Naptha soap works too.
I also use this gel called calagel. Got it at Kroger or Walmart.
It helps when I go to bed because I scratch in my sleep.
Dries it and is an anti-itch.

I've had it every year for the last 8 years.
We cleared this land ourselves to build the house. It was all forrest and covered in it.
I have already had it and gotten over it once this year. But am getting ready to do more clearing for some flower beds and praying I don't get it again, but all I seem to have to do is look at it.

Good Luck, I know your pain.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:03 PM
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I've had good luck on some allergies with getting some Benedryl or Waldryl in the dye-free formula. It comes in clear gel caps. I snip the end of a gel cap, and apply it directly and liberally to what itches. I helps greatly and quickly with my allergy to metal and plastic, i.e. my cell phone. There's some really good prescription stuff (2 tubes) if it's bad enough to go to the doctor. Good luck.
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:18 PM
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someone's advise


In a previous post LIttle Peony wrote "Try Dawn in the shower.The water needs to be cold so your pores don't open .I think Dawn dish soap will be better on face. I use TIDE on my arms and legs. Dawn or Tide will take the oils off your body. It works for me.WHO NEEDS POISON IVY P.S. WASH ALL CLOTHES SHOES CAUSE POISON IVY OILS WILL STAY ON ITEMS FOR A LONG TIME."
Hope this will help you!!
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Old 05-17-2009, 10:30 PM
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your jewel weed should be up make a balm there are recipes works wonders cold water never ht when u have it it sppreads with hot water
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:18 AM
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once again anothers words


POISON IVY HELP
Immediately wash clothing in hot soapy water. Shower.
Make a POTION up by chopping up all parts of IMPATIENS PLANT (except roots) in a blender with some water. Whiz it all up to liquify. Put into microwave and bring to boil. Cool. (you can strain it if you want. Keep in jar in frig or make into ice cubes and store in ziploc bag in freezer.
Rub this solution on wherever you have poison ivy blisters or itching. The itch will be gone within a few minutes. This works better than any over the counter medicine, calamine lotion or other remedy. I found this "recipe" in a Prevention Magazine about 30 years ago and it has always worked.
Get rid of that poison ivy!

MOSQUITO BITES
Scratch some of the POISON IVY POTION into the bite area and it will relieve the itching. OR just pick an IMPATIENS leaf, crush it up to get the juice and scratch that into the bite area.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:10 PM
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Here's an interesting link for jewelweed cures for poison ivy.


http://www.altnature.com/jewelweed.h...FQO2FQod2k8NtA
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If not jewel weed


is hand reach for some plain ole plantain. Either chew it up or chop it up an simmer in some water, let cool an apply leaves an water/saliva to affected area. Immediate relief!
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Old 05-19-2009, 05:45 AM
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THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL OF YOUR ADVISE. IT LOOKS LIKE MY BEAUTIFUL RASH IS STARTING TO SIMMER DOWN. THE ORIGINAL SPOTS ARE ALMOST FLUSH AGAIN, THOUGH THERE IS STILL A LOT OF REDNESS! I'M SURE THIS THREAD WILL COME IN HANDY THIS SUMMER, AS I KNOW I'M NOT THE FIRST ONE TO GET A CASE OF THE ITCHES! THANKS AGAIN!
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:08 PM
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I don't really know what poison ivy looks like, a lot of things have 3 leaves. Well I took pictures of what i think got me

and something else i found in the yard

. ARe they both poison ivy? How do you get rid of the weed without getting it, now I'm scared to go around it!
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:35 PM
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but it looks like you might have Poison Ivy and Poison Oak!

I found this diagram of both of the leaves and it looks like what you have.
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What ever you do DO NOT burn it! The smoke carries it and it can get everywhere.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:06 PM
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that sucks


i know that vinigar, ones own urine, (if ur desperate) and a little plant called plantain. it grows everywhere. just chew the leaves up and rub it on. it would help to have caught it earlier but if you are in the yard and have nothing to get rid of the itch just look up plantain. it works quite well.
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