i had just gotten posion ivy. i still have it now while i am writing this its all over my arms and my face. but for the last few days i was using this benedryl ointment stuff. yeah it works for like the first few days, but it doesnt stop the spreading, and my body got immune to it so the more i used it, the more it was itchy and stung like hell. so i was looking around this moring for a home remedy and i found the best cure i could ever imagine, ITS SOOO SIMPLE! take VICKS VAPOR RUB and apply it over the affected area. i swear it stops the itching and burning right away and leaves a nice cooling sensation. ahh im relieved right now. please try it. you will feel better.
WAS UP LATE LAST NIGHT ITCHING FROM POISON IVY RASH & FOUND THIS WEBSITE . TRIED THE SALT THING. IT WORKS. WHEN I GET POISON IVY ITS ALWAYS BADDDDDDDDD. THIS IS BEST TEATMENT I HAVE EVER DONE THAT WORKS. I TOLD MY WHOLE FAMILY HOW WELL IT WORKS.
i tried everything i could think of to get rid of my poison ivy < whitch i get seriously bad!!> I tried bleach, corizone, calamine, soap, ect. But i finally tired salt and to my surprise it really worked!!!
no more sleepless nights for me!
There is a bar soap you might be able to find in the laundry isle called Fels-Naptha soap. Although it is very hard to find it works wonders!! It is a drying agent so it pulls out the oils of poison ivy and allows the area to heal. Just wet the area and lather then rinse. Repeat daily. Also it's the best stain lifter ever-even removes old stains!!!
My cousin from TX told me that she uses white shoepolish on poison ivy to cure the symptoms.
I used to get posin Ivy every year just from the air and took shots yearly called acqua Ivy Shots-NEVER WORKED.so one year legs and arms neck was covered completly, My granda mother who was cherokee Indian Had me scracht the bubbles then wash wih soap and water then she went to drug store and got a tin (Little Box) of powdered ALUM. She made a paste and applied with cotton ball. Within 2 days the Posin Ivy cleared up. Thanks Grand Ma.
Even the slightest bit of poison ivy affects me for weeks! During my most recent bout I had covered myself with the 'pink stuff,' but with no result. A friend of mine told me this home remedy: mix equal parts table salt, Dawn dish soap, and white vinegar. Rub mixture on the affected area several times a day. Not only did this relieve the itchiness, the spots dried up without spreading in two days tops!
by taking a cotton ball and soaking it in pure cleaning bleach and applying it to the efeected areas, the poison ivy will go away. you need to pretreat the area by wasking it off first, then apply the bleach. it will sting, but like salt, the bleach will dry out the affected area.
for poison ivy to help stop itching, get a blow dryer and on high heat blow on infected till itching stops
For a case of Poison Ivy the best way to take care of it for me is a plant called Jewelweed. In most areas Jewelweed grows neear Poison Ivy. Look in damp soil near brooks, lakes, etc. This plant grows up to 3 to 4 feet and you will see Yellow, Pink, Purple, or Orange flowers depending on the area you live in. The native American's used this treatment in the past and it worked for me. First wash the infected area with dish washing soap then pick the Jewelweed plant and crush the steam of the plant and apply the paste to the poison ivy. The plant will give a clear liquid. This will attack the oil which allows poison ivy to spread. Lastly DO NOT cover the infected area. It needs to dry out in the air. Jewelweed will also help with the itching. Good Luck