Hot showers with dish soap put directly on the itchy areas to break down any residual oils. This did cause some spreading but it decreased the intensity of the irritation in the original location. Changed clothes / outfits 4 times a day so that any oils that had gotten on the material could not spread back to other areas. Spread lanolin all over the rash. If I could get away to a place I did not need to have clothes on until the next shower I would coat the rash in borage oil. For the children they got coated in the borage oil and dressed in shorts with a tank top or no top for a bit. Both the lanolin and the borage oil did not stain clothes but they would leave a greasy oil spot on any clothes they touched. The borage oil really made a big difference. The hot showers made a difference. The lanolin became a somewhat sticky reminder not to scratch.
And of course the bed sheets and towels all got washed multiple times too. Lots of laundry to help me think all of the oil was gone.
in the end it was 10 days before the itch was completely gone and 14 days for the majority of the rash to clear up.
I still have not found the ivy plants on our property but my youngest seems to have gotten it again. Of course all of my children were rolling around in the dirt and weeds last weekend. And my youngest found our neighbors weed covered dirt mound made from 3 dumpster truck loads of dirt. It is a wonder he is not covered head to toe. Still he has so much fun playing, he could care less.
Just FYI Chickee has poison Ivy on her belly and I'm thinking it was growing at th base of that tree she was tethered to all day.