the best and quickest by far for poison oak or ivy is clorox bleach pour it on or dab it on, wait until it blisters up and apply my remedy and its bye bye rash and bye bye iching.. promise it works wonders!! it burns but it only last for a few minutes then your done!
SOO I JUST TRIED THE CLOROX METHOD AND IT FOR SURE WORKS WITHIN MINUTES!!
JUST BUST AS MANY BUBBLES AS YOU CAN, GET A RAG TO BITE DOWN ON AND POUR THE CLOROX STRAIGHT ON!! THE PAIN ISN'T OVERWHELMING AND COMES ON FAIRLY SLOW BUT IF YOU'RE ITCHING BAD ENOUGH IT'S MORE SATISFYING THAN IT IS PAINFUL. YOU WILL FEEL THE AREAS TIGHTEN UP DRYING WITHIN MINUTES AND THE ITCH IS GONE FOR GOOD!! NOW THIS ONLY WORKS IN THE BUBBLE STAGE IF YOU'RE BEFORE THE BUBBLE STAGE THEN YOU'D HAVE TO ACTUALLY OPEN YOUR SKIN UP WITH A RAZOR BUT YOU'D BE BETTER OFF JUST TO SCRATCH IT FOR A DAY AND IT WILL BUBBLE UP QUICKLY, HOPE THIS HELPS, I'VE TRIED EVERY OTHER HOME REMEDY AND THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST AND FASTEST!!!
I have found that spraying myself with hydrogen peroxide works well and also soaking in a bath of baking soda helps with the itch or you can make a paste rub it on and let it dry wash off then spray with the hydrogen peroxide.
okay i thought when you had poison oak you was suppose to stay cool and not get hot but i was taking a shower and realized that hot water helps!!! i put it on there for as long as i could stand it made it red but it stopped itching and it wasn't bubbled up...just do this every few hours and bye bye poison oak
white vinegar. works super fast. i used that and a gel called Calagel. Works great. I packed it in my bag for school, but i ended up not even using it except for once in the morning before i went to school! I also use tecnu(a skin cleanser) to wash out my sheets(YOU NEED TO DO THIS). I've tried calamine lotion, also works. It hasnt spread AT ALL!
My mom has always used bleach for Poison oak/ Ivey. I thought she was nuts! I got into some today so I tried my moms little trick and I have had instant relief... I will sleep tonight! Oh it burns pretty bad too.
Well I'm back with a report. This is about day 9 since my first itchies and believe it or not, the oak is nearly cleared up. This is by far the shortest time period that I have ever suffered with the oak (see previous posts). To be honest, along with the heat gun, mega C, and rubbing alcohol, I have been drinking a mild herbal tea made from the fresh chaparral bushes that grow on my desert acres. (Some folks might raise their eyebrows at this). All I can say is that my skin is nearly clear and itch free. Voila!
Ok,well salt worked, but the effect was too temporary, so...I have moved on to this: I used a heat gun (I don't have a hair dryer. I kept it at a distance away so it won't burn me. The intensity of the itch makes me scream, almost orgasmic, as it pulls out the histamine response. I also take mega mega doses of vitamin c (20 grams+ per day) and swab the areas with rubbing alcohol. Last night, I finally slept. And today, slept again. I almost feel like I could be somebody! The blistered patches are flat, semi-crusted. They see me comin with my heat gun and try to hide. ;=)
Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Oak makes me absolutely nuts, as many of you well know. I want my life back, please, instead of this ongoing siege against a ravaging and angry enemy. Since '67, my shortest bout with the oak is 6 weeks. Right now, I'm beginning yet another raging torment by this wily beast. I tried the salt method as discussed on about page two of the ivy forum (worth reading them all). I think gramma may be on to something. I tried wet salt massage about an hour ago, then drove to town for cigs. On the way back, I noticed the incredible vista of the mojave desert night sky, my mind free from the oak for the first time in three days. I'm going to keep trying it.
Preporation H (I may have that misspelled) works. Even better than that is the Rx strength, Proctozone HC.
It really relieves the itching and is gone in 3 or 4 days. Really!!