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86 Comments for the Poison Ivy Home Remedy

Bobby Dill

For poison oak or poison ivy use plain table salt. Just wet the infected area and rub it with table salt for fast relief and to stop the spread. Use again if itching doesn't stop after the first application. Usually stops it cold and also stops the spread. I have been using it for over 40 years with much success... It was told me by my Grandmother who had used it for many years.

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I just did this twice and the itching has gone away for now. I mean I don't have it REALLY bad but its not good. Anyways im kinda freakin out cause of that one post that says that this is a joke cause i read it right after i did it haha but im really hoping this works the way everyone says it does i just want it to be gone


it burned, and it was still itchy! :*(


Just used the treatment and it seems to be working. Stop the itching, I will see later if the swelling goes down. Feels good when applying it though.

Ashley and Joey

My girlfriend had poison ivy for a week and it was spreading and getting worse. She was using clear calamine lotion but it was not helping. She was ready to go to the emergency room but asked me to look online for a home remedy first.
We saw this one and figured there were 53 people who said it worked and we had salt and Dawn dish washing liquid so we might as well try it.
She has no tolerance for pain and said it was painful and burning when the salt was on her leg. This may also have been because the poison ivy was a week old and bad.
Too our surprise the infected area lost some redness right away. She said it doesn't itch as much either.
Within minutes after washing with Dawn dish washing liquid her poison ivy was spewing oil again so we poured more salt on it. Again if she would have used this treatment a week ago we might not be going through this now.
I believe this will work even on some really bad poison ivy. We'll let you know!

By the way, she is really pissed at me because I can roll around in the stuff naked and never get it.


Got poison ivy on Friday - May 22, 2009 and tried the salt treatment this afternoon. It does burn some - but not really bad - the itching is gone and I would say that this is not a trick that someone has put on the web. I would much rather have salt on me that a steroid in my body although I understand that it is necessary to get a shot at times. Salt is a drying agent - so it really is a great remedy. Thanks so much for the information.


I'm trying the salt remedy right now and it burns like crazy but if it takes this itch aways it is well worth it. I'll post later to see how it goes! I know ocean water works wonders on skin conditions so i figured it would work! :-)...Will definitely let you know.

Caring girl (Nicole)

Hi yeah me and my mom are trying it right now but we are trying it agian because it didn't work the frist time but thanks for the remedy.;)B):-)


It worked great for me i had to do 2 applications to get the itching to stop but Ive only had it for 3 days so i might do another 2 applications tomorrow just to make sure but this is not a joke it really works Thanks a lot.


Just tried this remedy, so far it is doing what it said. The itch has stopped and like the one person stated about burning, it's not too bad of a burn rubbing alcohol burns more. A few good points of this remedy are: obtainable most everywhere, non-toxic to the body or pets ad quick acting. BRAVO on this and thanks for sharing it with all of us..


yes this works great. i had poison ivy recently and i was in wildwood and fell off my friends jet ski into the salt water and the next day it was much better. i have come to the conclusion that salt water is the elixir of life.

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