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Scratchhhh....itch. grrrrr...
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~Lenore    Posted 03-11-2004 at 20:45:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
.... I am miserable!!
Poison Ivy, scratch..... I hope I can sleep tonight.
Love working outside but this seems ..scratch... to be one of my side benifits..

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-12-2004 at 03:36:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dad could get it thinking about it. Mom and I used to pul the stuff out for an early morning hr. Remove clothing into washing machine, and take baths. Never got it myself.

There is a pill formulated from Poison Ivy to internally combat the itch from the inside out.

Don't beleive there is lifetime cure. Heard some say repeat contact respounces worsen.

Can't even burn the stuff. The smoke makes the plant's oil airborn.

I use 24D on the plant usually takes two/three applications when leaves are out, and then not sure. Chemically burned the oil is still present. Best bet, leave plant alone and let nature remove it from there on.

I have used calimine(?) lotion.
Frieda uses Benadryl Gel.

Wish this was more help.
Sniff sniff.., not intending to scratch.
I'll take the no hands on approach.

Smitty    Posted 03-11-2004 at 21:28:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have had great luck getting rid of poison oak and ivy by putting diluted Clorox on it, dries it up right away.

~Lenore    Posted 03-12-2004 at 07:11:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Smitty & Fern, I am miserable!!
I know girls go get some injections to get those puffy, pouty lips....
well all they need is to get hit in the face with a poison ivy vine!!
Mine are all puffy this morning!!
I was wearing a "V" neck T shirt while I was out there;
now I have "V" shaped poison ivy on my throat and chest!
I try so hard to do work out there and not get it;
but I still catch it.

Smitty Clorox probably would work but the very smell of clorox makes me sick, you might know the thing that might work.
I dont know if I would dare put it on my face though...
I usually use the benydryl gel, but I do not seem to have any here.
I will go and get some this morning!!

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