Home Remedy for Forearm Hay Rash?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bluey, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I was tossing hay bales this weekend and darned if the things didn't tear up my arms. I really don't care about the million scratches and cuts but the itch is driving me bonkers! [​IMG]

    I've used gold bond lotion and cotizone cream to limited success.
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    whats that pink stuff in the bottle for itch.....calamine lotion. We used to use cocoa butter but I dont remember it itching that bad. Word of advice...long sleeves and long pants [​IMG]

    edited....sure there was no poison ivy in that hay??
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2008
  3. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I know, I'm such a dope...

    I guess you can take the boy out of the city...

    I'll try the calamine lotion next....

    If there was poison ivy in the hay, I'd be in the hospital by now...:eek:
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2008
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I have a stinky miracle salve I found on Etsy-- Neem and tea tree oil. It works really well, but no one will want to be around you. I continue to use it because my hives get soooo bad it's worth the stink.
  5. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    No one wants to be around me as it is. [​IMG]

    I'll be sure to check it out, thanks!
  6. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

    Oct 27, 2007
    Southwest Mississippi
    Tried oatmeal?

    You can't really bathe in rolled oats (unless you have a bathtub you can dump outside) because it can clog up. They make specially formulated oatmeal bath additives if you want to bathe in it.

    But you CAN make a paste of oatmeal and water. I would guess that any type (quick, microwave, etc...) would be of some benefit as long as it is plain, with no added sugars or fruit. Rub the paste onto your arms and maybe cover them with long socks for a little while. You can also grind the oatmeal up into a powder first, in your blender, before you make the paste. That would make it a more appealing texture.

    It is very soothing.

    Also, you can try taking some benedryl or other OTC oral allergy medicine.

  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    I have to use Benadryl itch cream for mosquito bites as nothing else works for me.

    Good luck
  8. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Endless Mts, NE PA
    Calendula is a natural homeopathic remedy for itchy rashes.
  9. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    I clean well and use either aquaphor or zinc oxide. My issue is other things irritating it more, rather than the initial damage.
  10. I like aloe vera, Keep a bottle in the cabinetall the time. really helped clear my GGD chigger itch up and it feels so cool when you rub it in marrie

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