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Was out stump shooting in a gorge behind my parents house and man did I get into some poison ivy....



I've got it on both forearms from my sleeves to my wrists, for some reason I don't get it on my hands.



I've tried bleach, gas, 100 proof, vinegar, and nothing is drying it up.



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Jester,



Try Calamine lotion or Cortisone cream -- both are available at drugstores and most supermarkets. Taking Benadryl oraly may help too!



Good Luck!



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Like the old song says.



"You're gonna need an ocean of Calamine lotion."



Takes about a week.

Good Luck.
 

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lotion doesn't work for me for some reason, went and got a shot, and the DR reccomended oral ivy, anyone ever heard of it?
 

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As a long sufferer of Poison Ivy, let me tell you the only two methods that clinically work...bleach, calomine etc. do basically nothing.



1 is the steroid/anti-inflammatory shot from your doctor.



2 is a product called Zanfel. Sold at Walgreens or any pharmacy. It's also sold as a similar product called Tecnu, Ivy Stat and some other names. It's very pricey, nearly $30 a tube, but it's 100% effective. It is gritty and scrubs the ivy and pulls out the urishiol (the oil that causes the rash). In 1 or 2 days you can effectively reduce the rash to nothing, and in less than a week it should be gone.



www.zanfel.com



But, here is the thing, do it RIGHT NOW. The longer you wait, the less effective any treatment is.
 
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