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Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 25, 2022 03:52PM
She mentioned a bath of diluted Clorox but google was not keen on that. I tried lots of things when I had it last and NOTHING worked but calamine lotion.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 25, 2022 03:59PM
Scrub with Brown Laundry soap before 45 minutes, otherwise a few unhappy days...
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 25, 2022 04:01PM
Fels Naptha Soap looks like the stuff we'd use in our younger poison ivy days...
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: May 25, 2022 04:02PM
Steroid shot
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 25, 2022 04:05PM
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Lew Zealand
Fels Naptha Soap looks like the stuff we'd use in our younger poison ivy days...

yes. I'm on a few outdoors forums, and this is a common treatment. The nasty component of the three poison plants, oak/ivy/sumac is an oily compound. standard soap is pretty ineffective.



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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 25, 2022 04:18PM
.....what about....Batman....??



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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: testcase
Date: May 25, 2022 04:53PM
A drug store will have "special" soap bars but, if I remember correectly, it should be used ASAP after exposure.

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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 25, 2022 04:56PM
I read that it he Fels soap doesn’t have napftha in it anymore. Anyway, I’m going to buy a bar for the house and one for the car.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: May 25, 2022 05:00PM
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testcase
A drug store will have "special" soap bars but, if I remember correectly, it should be used ASAP after exposure.

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True in our experience. Mom once tried to 'push' the treatment back to an hour and 10 minutes later and, well, she never made that mistake again. The strong positive feedback loop of poison ivy exposure makes for quick and unambiguous conclusions.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: May 25, 2022 05:04PM
Zanfel. It's expensive and really only works if you use it very soon after being exposed, but it does work under those conditions.

After that, go to the doc for a cortisone shot.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: May 25, 2022 06:46PM
If you use isopropyl or hand sanitizer right after exposure, you should prevent a reaction. We hike with those items for that purpose. I’m not sure if it’s too late for her, but I’m guessing so!
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 25, 2022 06:56PM
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RecipeForDisaster
If you use isopropyl or hand sanitizer right after exposure, you should prevent a reaction. We hike with those items for that purpose. I’m not sure if it’s too late for her, but I’m guessing so!

Never heard of that--not that I'm an outdoorsman who would know.

So the alcohol breaks down the bad stuff?
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: May 25, 2022 07:21PM
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AllGold
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RecipeForDisaster
If you use isopropyl or hand sanitizer right after exposure, you should prevent a reaction. We hike with those items for that purpose. I’m not sure if it’s too late for her, but I’m guessing so!

Never heard of that--not that I'm an outdoorsman who would know.

So the alcohol breaks down the bad stuff?

it is an oil based compound, so it sure makes sense. And from an outdoors standpoint, hand sanitizer makes a nifty fire starter, or camp stove primer.



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“A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.” Seneca the Younger

The police have no duty to respond. See Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748 (2005) or Warren v. District of Columbia[1] (444 A.2d. 1, D.C. Ct. of Ap. 1981)

Judge Lee wrote that “we cannot jettison our constitutional rights, even if the goal behind a law is laudable." 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: May 25, 2022 07:41PM
I have had quite bit of problems with poison ivy, once actually having to be treated for it in an NYC hospital in my 20s. Over the years I found this stuff to work best:
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: chopper
Date: May 25, 2022 07:59PM
Prednisone. I re-filled my script the last time and put the bottle in my toolbox.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Pam
Date: May 25, 2022 08:57PM
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JoeM
I have had quite bit of problems with poison ivy, once actually having to be treated for it in an NYC hospital in my 20s. Over the years I found this stuff to work best:
[www.amazon.com]

Former teammate who didn’t look before squatting in woods swears by tecnu products.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: MartyStickle
Date: May 25, 2022 09:07PM
Ya gonna need an ocean
Of calamine lotion

You can itch
But ya better not scratch.



Asheville, NC Area



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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: May 25, 2022 09:23PM
She washed with Dawn, then drove about 30 minutes to get fels napftha. She works in a clinic so if it gets bad she can easily get a steroid shot.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 25, 2022 10:31PM
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: May 25, 2022 11:10PM
So much here depends on what point you are at...

Just exposed - TecNu soap does a good job of removing all oil from skin and making further spread less likely. Fels Naptha has done well for me on clothes but not skin.

Post exposure already have the rash - Hydrocortisone cream best...calamine lotion second best. I usually have prednisone around for Crohn's and a quick low dose cycle of that can also knock back Poison Oak itch.



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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 26, 2022 05:11AM
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AllGold
So the alcohol breaks down the bad stuff?

Alcohol is the universal cure. In the summer months, I prefer gin and tonic, but a good bourbon or vodka works just as well.



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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: May 26, 2022 05:20AM
Yes, alcohol solves the oils. Any soap will also work - supposedly it’s the friction that really helps. I also like hand sanitizer for after I remove a tick or just kill one.

Tecnu is good stuff. Prednisone isn’t something to take lightly. If you need it, you need it, but try not to need it.

There is an after exposure wipe out there, too - I’m not sure what’s in it. I have a few, but haven’t needed them, knock on wood. I just use hand sanitizer whenever I think I’ve touched it, and I’ve been good.
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Re: Sister just got into poison ivy. Favorite remedy?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: May 26, 2022 11:48AM
Actually my favorite remedy for avoiding poison oak was moving above the snow line, where poison oak does not grow in California. That said, as the snow line moved uphill, it will grow here some day soon too.



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