Hmmm..maybe you could plunge your arm into your stove to get it really hot, a bit of rubbing alcohol on top of that and I'll bet it wouldn't itch anymore. :ahhh: Actually, here's a link that's good for kids of all ages (unlike the wood stove remedy) http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/conditions/a/poison_ivy.htmansehnlich1 said:Hey I think we have the potential for a good thread started here. I've had poison ivy so many times I've near developed immunity.
I remember heating the affected area with a hair dryer, just gettin' it as pipin' hot as you can stand it with the hair dryer, then immediately wiping it with rubbing alcohol, but it's gotta be freakin' hot first
I can't wait to see what else comes up for remedies!
Soak it in cider from the inside.nwctjeff said:Sooner or later it is bound to happen to all of us. I seem to have gotten into a good bunch this weekend and have poison ivy on both arms and hands despite using gloves and wearing long sleeves. Just wondering what people recommend for relief.
I'll take anything over chiggersAdios Pantalones said:I get it. It sux. Usually I'll find a little blister here or there on my leg or arm, just a few at a time, and they seem to last forever.
However, we don't get chiggers here, so I can't complain that much.
FYI. Use lice shampoo to kill the chiggers be generous and do your whole body. It may take a couple of treatments, but it works really good to kill them.bayshorecs said:Poison ivy, poison oak and chiggers around here. I get them all...
Poison ivy and oak takes some time to dry out. I just rub on some biodiesel and it will dry it out fast. Not ichy after a couple days, gone in a week.
Chiggers, yeah, they suck. Nothing but a waiting game on those. Takes me 1-2 weeks to fully get rid of those little guys.
I second the product zanfel its a little pricey but worth it when your not itching by the next day. Its got gritty stuff in it and it works.Risser09 said:there is a product called Zanfel that is supposed to relieve after contact has been made. I bought a tube, but havent used it yet.