I am HIGHLY allergic to PI. I tried EVERY product on the shelves then started trying home remedies. Bleach, rubbing alcohol, baking soda, everything I tried only gave momentary relief, if any at all. Then I saw a post about Vick's Vapo Rub... figured I'd try it, too. It stinks, is greasy, but it works... and for extended periods of time. I broke out on Tuesday, used Tecnu cleanser (you absolutely HAVE to remove the oil from the plant), and started trying things. This morning (Saturday) I wanted to scratch my skin off with a wire brush I've been so miserable with no sleep. I took a baking soda bath (only worked as long as I was in the bath), patted dry and slathered on the Vick's Vapo Rub. I immediately started feeling some relief. Within a couple minutes I was at peace with my skin. I stayed in my greasy stage for about 30 minutes (was afraid of losing the relief), then placed paper towels on my rash to 'soak up' the excess grease. I have much less 'weeping' of the blisters and hours of relief. When it just STARTS to feel uncomfortable, I just put on some more Vick's and go back to being in peace. The rash (in less than 10 hours) looks so much better.
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