Anyone got a cure?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Justino, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    Im sooo sick of getting poison oak all the time and it always gets on my face!!! the stupid medicine never seems to do jack but i still always put it on.....but now im wondering if there is a way that works to stop the itching and make it all just go away [​IMG] i woke up at 5am this morning cause of it itching so bad and it wouldn't stop [​IMG]

    lol sorry im just a little mad this morning at the dumb poison oak plants [​IMG]
  2. Ec_Prokta

    Ec_Prokta Continuum Shift Anomaly

    Jan 14, 2009
    A person said that 100% tea tree oil works directly applied to the rash.
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Justino quit rolling around in the stuff!!!!
  4. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Get a bar of the Fels Naptha Laundry soap. It helps get rid of the oils and dry it out.
    My BF gets it bad and that's his preferred treatment.

    Good luck!

  5. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008

    I am itchy just thinking about it.
  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    Quote:Deb! i was working for my grandma clipping the bushes and got it LOL

    okay guys, thanks, ill try those out! [​IMG]
  7. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
  8. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

    Dec 21, 2007
    Quote:oh it says a banana peel LOL im gonna try that for sure [​IMG] im gonna rub a banana peel all over me LMAO ill be sure no ones around when i try that one LOL that would luck pretty funny O_O

    ODS-n-ENS FARM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2008
    Quote:This works for me. After being exposed go in change clothes and wash hands and face with the soap. It really gets the oiil off your skin. You can buy it here @the grocery stores in the laundry aisle.
  10. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    FYI, I am very experienced with this very problem because until my recent move, my two dogs had free access to huge amounts of poison oak and I got it all over my face and whole body constantly for years. It was miserable.

    Unfortunately, I have very bad news. There is nothing that helps. Read up on it on the internet. Sure, there are sites that are full of crap... but the real science of it is not debatable. Washing off the oil doesn't help. This is because the oil chemically bonds to the skin within seconds of contact and then it cannot be washed off. Sure, you can get rid of the excess residue, but the stuff that is effecting you is stuck and just has to run its course. There is one product on the market (check at the drug store). It's like $30 for an ounce. I can't remember what it's called, but it claimed to break the bonds with the skin and actually remove the problem. I have spend over $100 on the stuff with basically no relief. Poison Oak and Ivy (same oils) is amazing stuff. I literally have tried everything... the most sworn-by cure is hydrogen peroxide, dish detergent, and water. Trust me... doesn't work. But, try it if you like. At least that one's cheap.

    My best advice is to take some benadryl, wait it out, and then work on figuring out how to avoid the problem. The benadryl will help reduce the itching because it is an allergic response, so an antihistimine does help while it is in your system, but you'll have to keep taking it every 4-6 hours and it'll probably make you pretty sleepy. I wish I had better news, but those are the facts. Everyone else might swear by a certain method or whatever, but I promise you you'll get limited if any results.... and the improvement is probably due more to time than any treatment.

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