I have poision ivy

@TerryZ (22147)
United States
July 17, 2007 1:25pm CST
I thought I had misquitoe bites last week well it turns out it is poision ivy! And its itching really bad and is spreading all over me. Is there anything I can put on it besides callimine lotion? Help please its terrible.
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8 responses
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Pure cider vinegar. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it all over you. We keep a spray bottle in our bathroom and spray it on us while we are standing in the tub to keep from making a mess. The smell goes away quickly. YOu are making me itch just typing this. LOL good luck
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Ok I have that and I have a spray bottle so Im in luck and thankyou so much.
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• United States
18 Jul 07
I am highly allergic to posion Ivy. I can get it off my husband's clothes when he weedeats. I have to use the vinegar as often as I need to keep the itch under control. If you catch it as soon as you are exposed, you will never break out at all if you use the cider vinegar. Good luck to you.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
17 Jul 07
http://www.drgreene.org/body.cfm?id=21&action=detail&ref=148 I found this link online and it has tips on treating poison ivy itches etc. Oh so sorry to hear that Terry, UGH the scratching, the itching will just kill me if I couldn't treat that quickly - I hear Aveeno helps but not sure on that one.
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Oh thankyou I have nothing so yes Ive heard Avveno is real good I will get some of that too.UGH is right.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 Jul 07
Thank you for best response Terry!
@gabs8513 (48820)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 07
Ok try some Lavender Oil Camomile Tea and also if you can get hold of some Lavender Bathoil to and I am sorry Sweetie that is all I can think of I really hope that you will get rid of this I really feel for you
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
17 Jul 07
Thanks Gabs Im going to the store now I hope they have it. I dont want to scratch it. Im really going nuts.
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@gabs8513 (48820)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 07
I bet you are Sweetie I hope you manage to get something to ease it
• United States
11 Aug 07
GoldenSeal will dry up poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac in 24 hrs. the deal is what to put the herb into to apply, vasealine works good. You can get goldenseal at any health food store or just take it out of the little capsules, It will work
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Thanks its long gone now.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Sorry I didn't answer this sooner...I was wracking my brains trying to think what would be good for poison ivy...it wasn't until I was taking my bath that the answer was staring me in the face..I have a bottle of Gold Bond powder--haven't used it in awhile..but then picked it up and read the back...it says it's good for---minor cuts, sunburn, insect bites, scrapes, prickly heat, burns, rashes AND poison ivy, poison sumac, and poison oak...think they make a lotion too! Also..what might be good and it would feel cooling...good ole Noxema!!
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Hey girl Im not having too much fun with this! I got a couple of things and Im getting relief from the itch but it comes back. So then I have re do everything. Thanks for the advise and yes I do have some noxema and gold bond powder I will give that a shot too. Thanks
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
18 Jul 07
Oh Terry, you poor thing. I dont know if there is anything else you can do other than the callimine, but maybe someone might come up with something better. I hope it gets better really soon. It must be horrible for you. Best wishes to you
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Awe, I am so sorry to hear that you are suffering. I have had poison ivy myself one time and Aveeno really did the trick for me. It does feel a bit icky or strange but as long as it works I am sure you, like I did can deal with it. Best of luck to you!
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Be careful and try to get some antibacterial solution and put on it or wash it with and do not eat or grab anything you know you are alergic to as that may increase this sometime....if does not get better try to consult a doctor soon....hope you will get better soon