Poison Oak or Ivy
Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:30 PM
Ingredients: TEA TREE OIL
Instructions: WANNA KNOW ABOUT POISON OAK I\'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT !! I\'ve had poison Oak for 3 weeks now Thats a long time if you have any kind of poisons itching you to death. I have it on my entire legs (both) Entire right and left arm, chest, stomach Yes EVEN down there and on my butt. You see posion oak does not spread as most people think from itching the rash, It slowly shows up in different places you touched depending on the direct contact to the leaf making it seem as though your spreading when itching. It does however spread from the sweat that comes off you body with the oils in your skin you can not give this to someone else unless ozzing or weeping is in progress butt it will spread on you trust me i know ! I went to the hospital twice i feel no need to go back since they were shocked at how bad my body looked and put me on steriods twice once a 40 mg dose for 5 days then 80 mg for 6 days and gave me a hydrosomthing pill for the itch like benadryl but makes you less sleepy. DIDNT WORK The steroids only made me hungry and mean, and the hydrsomthing didnt work I\'ve spent countless hours on the internet looking up cures and itchless methods this is what i found bleach works for people who have light cases me I have it bad!! tried it didnt work. I take Aveeno oatmeal baths once a day very luke worm water helps a little then i soap down with posion ivy soap from walgreens. (contains jewlweed) people say jewlweed is very good for it but i dare not temp fate and try to find this it grows next to poison ivy i dont need that two thank you and the only thing you can find it in is walgreens soap or burts bees soap for poison ivy. Not really sure if this helped seemed a little then I use aloe lotion and aveeno anti ich cream with oatmeal once I get out to help allow the skin to heal if you die it out to much you cant heal. I take one aloevera pill to spred through my blood or something read it helps then I use calahist walgreens brand cheaper once you\'ve spent as much as I did on this you try to cut corners :) rub that all of I used the pink stuff and the clear then I would take my steriods and the anti itch pills then I would go about my day then i would come home and change clothes wash everything everyday I slept on the floor with sheets and washed them everyday just incase. because you can give it back to yourself and I dont want that then i would take a shower and use tecnu Ex. scrub wash all down with that aplly the aloe then calahist and benadry at night to sleep and NOTHING STOPED THE ITCH WAS SOO BAD I couldn\'t sleep I went 24 hours no sleep till I passed out. Poison oak/and or ivy can drive a person crazy It is an evil plant. The itch doesn\'t stop I tried steaming hot showers so the nerves basicaly bottom out and stop the itch people say. Well no that doesn\'t work for me. The only thing I did find that worked and I mean WORKED was TEA TREE OIL If you have poison ivy or oak GO now to the store Buy This!! It doesn\'t smell good at all But it works and if your like me and want something this works!! i use 100% tea tree oil from the nutrition store i use it straight on with a cotton ball i use different cotton balls every time i touch the bottle as to not contaminate it. YOU WONT BE DISAPOINTED>.
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01-Nov-07 at 01:49PM:
INGREDIENTS: Fresh lemon juice
INSTRUCTIONS: If you get into poison ivy or oak, just slice a lemon in half and rub the cut side over the rash.
My daughter got poison oak 2 years ago and she was covered in a rash on face and neck. Her eyes were beginning to swell shut. She rubbed the fresh lemon juice all over (avoiding getting juice in eyes) and the next day it was almost completely gone. Within two days it was gone.
11-Aug-06 at 06:38 PM:
NAME: Kenneth Richie
INSTRUCTIONS: Several years ago while working in a maintaince department, a coworker had a terrible case of poison ivy on his hands. Needing to clean some greasey parts he washed them in the parts washer. The next day the poison ivy rash was almost gone. after checking some old medical books I found that the poison reacts with the oils in your skin to make the rash. remove the oil the rash goes away.
05-Aug-06 at 01:44
NAME: Jon A. Gibson
INGREDIENTS: jewel weed
INSTRUCTIONS: Harvest jewel weed stalks, boil the juice out, allow to cool & pour into ice cube trays or refrigerate in small jars. Apply liquid to ivy outbreaks.
After exposure to Poison Oak
take a dip in the ocean and you wont break-out with a rash.
If you don't live near the ocean a cool salt bath may work too.
Something else a ranch hand did was... Cook pinto beans, use the juice to rub on the infected areas to dry up the infection.
30-Jul-06 at 11:15
SUBJECT: Home Remedy
INGREDIENTS: rubbing alcohol
INSTRUCTIONS: I had gotten posion oak from plants that i had touched in a feild.I must have touched my face and my wholee hip!! after one day
my eye,cheek,hip and neck had a rising red spot.I went to the doctor and he gavae me two creams to put on daily.THEY DID NOT WORK ONE BIT!.I also went into the ocean to see if that would heel it and I think it made it worse.so I put rubbing alcohol everywere on my body but my eye.I figured to let my face heal by itself because you dont want to mess with your face!So I put the alcohol on my hip and arm.I put it on twice and it seemed to dry out.After about 1-2 days the rash was almost gone!!
23-Jul-06 at 04:54
INGREDIENTS: Burt's Bee's brand Poison Ivy Soap
Tea Tree Oil (also known as Melaluca Oil)
INSTRUCTIONS: Wash 2-3 times per day with the soap (if you can't find it in your local pharmacy, it is available through several retailers via
the internet). After washing with the soap, apply the Tea Tree Oil. It is amazing how quickly this drys it up and stops the itching.
14-Jun-06 at 12:03
INGREDIENTS: vinegar, preparation H
INSTRUCTIONS: This remedy sounds a little crazy, but if you are itching and burning like I was, you will try anything. First, gently wash the infected area. Then blot vinegar to the area. It will sting, but this stops the itching and burning. Let the vinegar dry, and when it does, rub preparation H over infected area. I noticed the rash to clear up in only a few hours. Good luck.
10-Jun-06 at 10:03
NAME_OF_REMEDY: poison ivy
INGREDIENTS: Hot Water
INSTRUCTIONS: I had poison ivy from my neck to my ankle for over 3 months. Itried everything over the counter, and nothing relieved the itching
very well.My doctor prescribed steriods...I had a bad reaction to them. Wash yourself offwith cool soap and water as soon as possible. Once you have rinsed the oils off,run the hottest water you can stand over the affected areas for as long as you canstand. The hot water will relieve the itching for several hours. When the itching returns, use hot water again. The worst of the itching was gone within 3 to 4 days. My doctor did tell me, it takes a day or two for the
reaction to completely come out on your skin, even after you wash the poison ivy oil off your skin, so it appears to "spread". Once you wash the oils off, you cannot spread it. Clothing and shoes that came in contact should be washed several times before wearing. If you
were wearing gloves and handling plants...throw the gloves out. These items absorb the oils, and will keep
transferring it to you. If your dog is rolling around in it, and you pet him, you will get more of it.
email address = email@example.com
Country of Remedy = USA
Ingredients = Jewel Weed
Instructions = - This is a plant found in the woods, usually in the same areas as the poison Ivy.It has a similar structure as Impatiens do. If you pick this plant it has a watery like juice inside, when you are exposed to poison ivy this will stop you from getting it, and will also help heal you. You just rub the watery stuff on your skin.
I am very sensitive to poison
oak. I had it over every inch of my body, probably a half a dozen times as a
kid which sometimes lasted three or four miserable weeks. My eyes would be swollen
shut the morning and my body and face would be bloated out round. Even got poison
oak from the immunization drops. I have had it approximately 30 times since
then. Needless to say, I have tried many things. Calamine lotion was relatively
worthless. Salt water baths might reduce the itching temporarily but seemed
to increase the general irritation.Poison oak is caused by the body's reaction
to the urushiol oil from the poison ivy, oak or sumac plant which binds to the
skin. You can suppress the immune reaction with medicines such as cortisol,
cortisone, benedryl. Or you can neutralize or remove the oil which is the approach
used by many home remedy approaches here with various pastes. For years, I used
the rubbing alcohol approach which would stop the incessant itching for several
hours with a few moments of burning, and would eliminate the poison oak in four
or five days.
Now days, I take three or four baths in a row with a strong soap, such as Castile or Fels Naptha. This stops the itching for ten or more hours at a time. If the itching starts again, I take a couple more baths in a row. In 24-36 hours, the poison oak and all the itching is totally gone. This can sometimes leave the skin somewhat dry and flaky, like after a mild sunburn.
Osman Vincent, Berkeley, California, USA
the best thing to do for poison ivy or poison oak is to use spray starch. just spray on affected areas. you can use any brand the cheapest you can find. it really works wonders.
Date: Wednesday, August
Time: 3:31 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: 7 day deodorant pads
Instructions: This is a remedy that my grandmother used all the time.She would just rub the pads on the area 2-3 times a day for about 2 days.It worked for her every time.I have evan used it and I keep them around ny housefor my kids to use when they get in the stuff.
Date: Thursday, August
Time: 5:13 PM EST
Subject: Home RemedyCountry of Remedy: usa
Name of Remedy: POISON IVY CURE
Ingredients: white bar of dial soap
Instructions: i wet a white bar of dial soap and rub it on the affected
area generating a lot of lather.LOTS OF LATHER AND KEEP IT DRY UNTIL NEXT APPLICATION.
1. clean the affected area with a white bar of DIAL soap.
2. rub the soap on affected area generating a lot of lather.
3. allow lather to dry on affected area. DO NOT RINSE OFF!
4. do this at least 4 times a day, more it it comes off. for example, reapply after swimming or any reason it might come off.
in the past, i got poison ivy every year and had to go the doctor for the cure, and spend money on pills.no more, now i cure it with dial soap. reason it works, this kind of soap is a disinfectant and the dried lather dries the seepage that spreads the ivy blisters. it is important that the lather is allowed to dry. do not cover with bandages or wrap.
Date: Friday, July
Time: 11:55 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: Onion & Salt
Instructions: Cut onion in half sprinle salt on it and rub over infected area. It stings like a son of a gun. But it works. The itching stops. My sister in-law gets poison Ivy when the wind blows her way. I promise it works.
Date: Sunday, July 10, 2005
Time: 6:37 PM EST
Country of Remedy: usa
Ingredients: domeboro it can be bought at a local drug store
Instructions: disolve a or a few domeboro packets in 16 ounces of water depending on how bad the rash is. shake the solution then dip a q tip in the solution and rub on rash let dry then re apply hehe im a poet any way the rash begins to dry up and if your lucky and the rash isnt to big yet it could be gone in about 1-2 days if a teacher is reading this im sorry for the bad litteracy anyway this stuff works... oh also if u wanna have fun clearing it up a nice dip in a pool helps or at least the chlorine does
Date: Saturday, June
Time: 10:46 PM EST
Ingredients: Quaker Instant Grits and Honey.
Instructions: Mix 2 bags of Bacon Flavored Quaker Instant Grits with hot water. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and mix until you can't see the
honey. Eat this for breakfast. Then do not go around poison ivy. You are guaranteed not to get infected.
Date: Saturday, June
Time: 12:12 AM EST
Country of Remedy: u.s.a.
Name of Remedy: poison ivy
Instructions: pick jewelweed. usually found right by poison ivy plants! you can boil the whole plant in water for 15-20 min. use as a wash. can freeze in ice cube trays. best to use when you first come in contact with the ivy. can find out about jewelweed on the web or at yourlocal library!
I agree with the Clorox. Now 56y/o. When I was young my mother tried calamine, shots from MD, and nothing worked. I even came down with a staff infection from scratching once. My grandmother told me to get a clean old rag and soak it in Clorox. Apply it to the poison ivy 3 times. Slight burn the first time but itching stops. Four hours later on second application the burning is much worse. Last application four hours later and burning is intense, but poison ivy is gone. You break out in a small rash that doesn't itch and no more poison ivy. I have even poured a cup in the bath water when I had it bad in the genital area.
Date: Saturday, March
Time: 1:10 AM EST
Country of Remedy: U.S.A.
Name of Remedy: poison ivy or ITCHING!
Ingredients: Hot water and a banana!
Instructions: Take as hot as shower as you can stand for as long as you can. It feels so good and also relieves the horrible itching. Then taka a banana peel and rub it on the infected area. the itch is gone for 8 to 13 hours, enjoy!
This is something
I found on the Internet and have used with amazing success: Mix one T. of tumeric
spice with roughly equal parts of lime or lemon juice to form a thick paste.
Carefully apply to the afflicted skin. This remedy stains, and stings ever so
slightly, so be advised. But it's like a miracle cure for me. For avoiding stains,
use it in the tub, so the bright yellow stuff doesn't fall down and make a mess..
Let it sit on your skin for fifteen minutes, then wipe off excess. Some stain
will remain. By the next day you will be astonished at how it the ivy has dried
up and nearly vanished. I have been known to have poison ivy that forms huge
welts, with weepy itchy centers. Prior to this cure, my p.i. lasted literally
weeks, so this stuff is amazing. Be careful of the mess, however. It's like
I've heard from a native American that the leaves of deadly nightshade rubbed on Poison Ivy is also a cure.
Date: Sunday, June
Time: 2:13 AM EST
Country of Remedy: Albany CA, USA
Ingredients: Pure ocean salt water
Instructions: I get poison oak very bad and easy, I tried every thing before but nothing worked like sea water. I suggest you swim in ocean for best results, but fill a bottle take it home and soak a cloth with it. Next apply the cloth to affected areas and let it soak there for 20 minutes twice a day. It will be all dried up and nearly gone the next day or so. Good Luck
Date: Wednesday, April
Time: 7:16 AM EST
The Big Kahoona
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: Rubbing alchohol,Soap,hard bath brush and Calohist
Instructions: First off, wash all clothes that were involved when you were infected. If you drove home wash off anything you touched in the car, such as a steering wheel. Poison Ivy and Oak are not spread by scratching, but by the sap that
was on you.Go to the shower and use hot water and soap, along with a good sturdy scrub brush. Paste the infected areas with soap, then scrub really hard (not to the point of bleeding, but good and hard, as if there were grease there that you couldn't get off). Dry off and apply rubbing alcohol, liberaly to the areas with a face cloth. Wait an hour and repeat (use a different cloth to dry off with). Then after the alcohol is dry, apply Calohist or something similar to the area and watch how much better it is the next day. This can be done again the next day if it isn't all gone. I have never had poison oak or Ivy more than two days when I have done this, and most of the time it is gone in a day.I do this three to four times a day when I get it, but my skin isn't that sensitive.
Date: Saturday, May
Time: 12:53 AM EST
Email address: MELINDA
Subject: Home RemedyCountry of Remedy: USA
Name of Remedy: POISIN IVY
Ingredients: CLEAR FINGERNAIL POLISH
Instructions: PLACE THE NAIL POLISH (MAKE SURE IT CLEAR PEOPLE WILL
THINK YOUR ODD IF YOUR WALKING AROUND WITH PINK NAIL POLISH ON YOU) AND
PLACE IT ON THE INFECTED SPOT IT WILL KEEP IT FROM SPREADING AND YOU FROM
Date: Tuesday, December
Time: 4:50 AM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: Vick's VaporRub
Instructions: Clean infected area; rub Vick's on area twice a day to rid infection. Slightly burns at first for a moment. Dries it up in 1-3 days.
Date: Sunday, November
Time: 6:33 PM EST
Country of Remedy: U.S.
Ingredients: Peroxide and a small cloth of some kind and a knife.
Instructions: Soke the small cloth with peroxide but ring it out where it is not driping then let it lay on the infected area for 15 to 20 min till the ozzing bubbles are white then take a knife and scrape all the white off (loose,dead skin). what this does is lets it stop itching for a while and lets alot of the ozze out whitch keeps the infection growing but DO NOT LET THE OZZE GET ON ANY NON-COMTANIMATED SKIN BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE A RASH THERE.
My dad told me to use a blow dryer and point it on the rash. Hold it there until you can't stand it anymore. It gets a little hot and for a minute it itches like crazy!!! But once that is over, the itching stops.
Time: 11:23 AM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: If your poison Ivy or Oak Is driving you crazy Take a cup of Clorox and pour it on the affected area it burns like heck but it dries up almost overnight!I have it, tried it and now its almost gone.
Instructions: If your poison Ivy or Oak Is driving you crazy Take a cup of Clorox and pour it on the affectedarea it burns like heck but it dries up almost overnight!I have it,tried it and now its almost gone.
Date: Friday, July 25, 2003
Time: 1:51 PM EST
Ingredients: lead fishing sinker and piece of string and nail
Instructions: Beat this sinker out flat. Take nail punch hole in flat sinker. Put on string wear around your neck. You can even wear this if going out and around poision ivy you will not catch it. I have been using this 30 plus years. It really works welive in country and I am very allergic to poision ivy.
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2003
Time: 10:58 AM EST
Country of Remedy: US
Ingredients: Polk Sallet root
Instructions: I had poison ivy bad on my hands and arms once. I fellow I worked with said to get the root of a polk sallet plant and boil it. You have to boil it until it gets into a paste form. It will have a strong odor. Then you rub it on the infected area untill you can feel it
"burn or sting" in the effected area. It neturilized the posion ivy over night. I had tried may ointments and this the best way to get rid of it for me.
Date: Sunday, July
Time: 9:02 AM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: Dishwashing Liquid
Instructions: Rub dawn dishwashing liquid onto skin area and within 15 to 20 minutes the itch will disappear .Do not wash off until next
morning and then reapply within a couple of days the skin area will clear.It is also good for mosquito bites.
Date: Sunday, July
Time: 10:34 AM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: Boiling hot water
As a compulsive poison ivy scratcher, I get "fussed at" by my husband for scratching my very ugly rash. I get very nasty, bubbly, weepy rashes from any second-hand source, such as the kids or the dog...I never hike, garden, or even do yardwork from April to October for fear of actually coming in contact with the stuff. A friend in the Vietnam War told me if I boil water as hot as I can stand it, dip a corner of a washcloth in the water, and put it in contact with the rash, it will satisfy the itch for hours. My rashes are particularly itchy first thing in the morning, so that's what I do. Take care to keep the heat away from the unaffected skin, lest you burn yourself! But the hot washcloth really does "itch" the rash without scratching, and you only need to do it once.
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Time: 10:06 PM EST
Email address: stef
Country of Remedy: USA
Instructions: It may not get rid of poison ivy but it does help stop the itching!! Put on as needed, it works!
Date: Thursday, June
Time: 8:18 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: burdock roots
Instructions: Make a strong tea with burdock roots and appy to the
skin. Let it dry and re-apply as often as needed. It releves the itching
Date: Monday, June
Time: 10:19 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA
Ingredients: Hemorrhoid ointment
Instructions: I discovered this when my husband and I developed poison ivy after mowing and found out we were out of hydrocortisone creme. I read the tube of Preperation H and it said reduces swelling and itching. So we tried it. Just smear it on the areas affected. Within 24 hours, we were cleared up.
Date: Saturday, January
Time: 6:27 PM EST
Ingredients: rubbing alcohol
Instructions: I am very allergic to poison oak. We moved to an old homesite with lots of oaks and poison oak.The first few months of summer I had a terrible case. Someone told me if you rub the area where you may have been exposed to poison oak with rubbing alcohol it will take it of skin before causingbreakout.It really works because poison oak is an oil from the plant soaps probably do not remove the oil but the alcohol does. I have used it after it started to itch and if rubbed well I had no breakout.
K. Drink water
Instructions: I get poison oak really bad, with itchy oozy pustules all over. I got this remedy from a friend's mom and it worked for me and my brother.
Blend a potato in blender until it becomes a rough pasty blob. Put it on some plastic wrap and wrap it around affected area. Plastic wrap works better than towels. If you are treating your face poke two holes for nostrils so you can breathe. leave it on for an hour or so, next day the bubbles will be gone and the skin will turn yellowish and start flaking off. It will still itch but much less, and itching will go away soon. Rub affected area to get off excess skin but don't pick at it or it will hurt. Use vitamin E or lotion and it will look almost normal.
Just so a few less people must suffer.
I get it real bad and wanted to share this info with everyone I can find. Recently got it again and in some places it was real bad.It ranged form light red rashy areas to the weepingburning areas. I went to a little store in my neighbor-hood, where an old lady was working, to get milk.She told me to get some leaves from a peach tree, boilthem, let the water cool, and then with a cotton ballapply this stuff to it. She said it would "cure" it.Well, if you've ever had it you know you'll try anythingto get rid of it no matter how stupid. So, right after myevening shower I did what she said. Just in one spotto test it. The result was overnight!! The next morning the poison oak was brown and the skin on it lookeddead and dried up! I did all of it that night and the nextand within 2 days I was pulling off dead skin that usedto be poison oak. I can't believe there's nothing onlineabout this with all the home remedy crap that's out there.That's why I'm sharingmyexperience with everone I canfind online talking about it. It it helps just one otherperson not suffer like I was, then great! No more doctorsfor me! Tell everyone, and I hope it works as well forothers as it did for me. I would love to hear from peoplethat try it.
Submitted by: SPRING MOORE
USA Ingredients: OATMEAL
RUN A WARM BATH.TAKE A OLD SOCK AND PUT REGULAR OATMEAL IN IT.
WHILE SOAKING IN THE TUB TAKE THE SOCK FULL OF OATMEAL AND GENTLY
RUB IT ALL OVER THE AFFECTED AREAS. THIS REALLY WORKS MY 9 YEAROLD HAD
BAD AND WE DONE THIS AND BY THE NEXT DAY IT WAS STARTING TO GO AWAY .
rub the infecter area with the deoderent for 2 weeks i i had gotting
poison sumack over the summer od 2001 and all the doctors did was give me
itch pilss and refer me ( suffle me around) couse the dematoligest was
unavalabnle so my brother0inlaw after seeing the infecter area said just get some
deoderent and in a week it will be gone it took two weeks but after the
first week i saw such a change i continued useing it