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I discovered this by accident. I had a slight case of poison ivy on my arm and hand. It was itchy but fortunately hadn't spread further than to my arm. I had an ache in my shoulder and was using a heat lamp to warm it up. Sitting under the heat lamp dried up my poison ivy, stopped the itch and the little persistent boils went away after two or three applications. Took only a day or two for the poison ivy to completely dissipate. I haven't had it again since then so I haven't had a chance to try it out again. I'd be interested to know if it works for anyone else.

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I tried a full day of sun light laying out in the pool to dry up mine on my chest and arms. It only made it worse, and now I'm not only broke out with the ivy, I'm burnt and sore... '(


My father was the commandant of a National Guard training camp in the Midwest. When soldiers got poison ivy rashes he took them to a nearby town where a doctor treated the poison ivy with a heat lamp. This was in the forties and fifties. My father used to marvel at how well this worked.

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