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43 Comments for the Poison Ivy Home Remedy

MeLiSsA

CALAMINE LOTION? NO.
HYDROCORTISONE CREAM? NO
RUBBING ALCOHOL? NO.
VINEGAR? NO.
PEROXIDE? NO.
SALT? NO.
BAKING SODA? NO.
HOT (ALMOST SCALDING) WATER? NOPE.

I THOUGHT I WOULD FIND NOTHING TO HELP ME!

AND THEN....

I FOUND THAT STRAIT CLOROX BLEACH WORKED GREAT ON TOTALLY GETTING RID OF POISON IVY, AND QUICKLY.
I HAD NO PROBLEMS ~ IT DIDN'T STING, BURN, OR EVEN IRRITATE MY VERY SENSITIVE SKIN. (I CAN'T EVEN USE BAR SOAP, HAVE TO USE 'CETAPHYL' OR BABY WASH OR I GET A RASH.)
BUT MY POISON IVY WAS GONE WITHIN 2 DAYS OF JUST DABBING BLEACH ON IT WITH A COTTON BALL ABOUT 2 TIMES A DAY.


ANOTHER THING THAT HAS WORKED FOR THE ITCHING AND IRRITATION IS ACETONE NAIL POLISH REMOVER, OR STRAIT ACETONE. (YOU CAN FIND IT WITH THE NAIL POLISH REMOVERS BASICALLY ANYWHERE) IT STOPS THE ITCH, BURNING AND REDNESS ALMOST INSTANTLY, BUT THE BLEACH IS WHAT I FOUND DRIES IT UP, AND GETS RID OF IT.

I HOPE I HELP SOME OTHERS TO CURE THEIR ITCHY~SCRATCHIES!

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Tina

Hi, the bleach indeed dried up the area immediately. It gave me some relief from the itching right away but I also put on some Vicks and is helping too.
I'll continue using both until it goes away

Thank you!

nymark

Bleach seemed to be the way to go for me. I cut up an old undershirt and applied the clorox - I rubbed it in - it hurt - but this stuff is nasty. After about five minutes the oil began to pour our (I guess the skin was squeezing it out). I dabbed it up with a clean cloth - then more came - so I clean it up with another clean piece this went on for 40 minutes or so and then it seem to stop. I applied more clorox let it dry, put some cream on and covered the big spots with gauze, medium with band-aids and let the small one's be. I think I almost have this beat. I'll repeat tonight and in the morning. God this is nasty.

Anonymous

works great found out from a friend then ran across this message

melissa bush

Hey the nail polish stuff works I've had it since Monday and I came across this message and tried it. Thanks for suggesting it. You made my day as good as I can get it.

Chris

i have it bad on my face, but it also swelled up my eyes.. im afraid it will hurt my eyes if i gently even dab near them, did any of you have it on your eyes and still use bleach?

Anonymous

I also tried the nail polish remover and it worked immediately. Thanks for the idea and I suggest anyone try it. It didn't burn or cause any other irritations.

Country Ponds N.J.

I have been using bleach for the past ten years to get rid of ivy. it seems to be the best way to ease the itching and iritation. What i like to do is take a hot shower 'HOT' it seems to realy make the ivy iriatated, than use a sponge or loffa to scrub at it, you probably dont want to do this anywhere but your legs because it will scar you up... than after the hot shower pat yourself dry dont wipe cause thats how ivy spreads. than pour bleach on you legs. Gone in 2 days Gauranteed. I am a Landscaper and i get it every year... Take the advice it works.

arghelspargellsborough!

starting my <b> bleach regiment </b> tonight.. ugh, I've got it all over my arms. I pray to god the rash doesn't turn up on my face as well. My dad swears by the bleach method. The way I figure it is that a mild chemical burn on the first layer 'must' be better than how I'm feeling right now.

mym00nsprple

The bleach is working. It burns kinda but I'd rather burn than itch. I have only applied it 3 times so far but I can already see it drying up and getting smaller. I also have been using the Vicks and it works too.
Thank God I found this site. I thought I was gonna need a scrip for Prozac or something before it was over. I had it almost a week by the time I looked it up. At that time I was using hot water, soap, and Calamine lotion and it was just getting bigger.
Thanx for the tip :)

Anonymous

im not sure if this is really working for me , it just keeps stinging and burning and it makes me wanna itch it more . are you guys sure this bleach is working

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