Wednesday, July 26, 2006

poison ivy treatment

Poison Ivy treatment at home.
Posion ivy and posion oak same treatments. Remember stay away from any plat with 3 or 4 leaves. Most brow on ground and up trees or fences even homes. If not sure what a plant is stay away.
First if you think you contacted any poison ivy wash that spot as soon as you can. It never hurts to try to get rid of it before it starts.
Now if you have posion ivvy next thing is to treat it with over the counter products.
My number one treatment is cortaid or cortizone for poisonivy. This works best for me and i am worst case alergic to posion ivy.
You can also use bendryl or some form of it. It usualy is pink when dry. I use tghis after i put cortaid on. I use it on spots that will rub other parts or touch clothes or blankets.
Basicaly poison ivy is a oil. This oil makes the body form blisters that itch. Once you have blisters you have it no going back. Make sure to shower and pat dry do not rub any part with poison ivy you spread it. Pat dry with towel never use same towel before washing it.
Wash clothes after wearing and blankets often. The oil will get on balnkets and clothes and keep poison ivy for a long time. You can get poison ivy back if you wear clothes with it and keep getting it. I did this with a pair of gloves i kept getting poison ivy did not know it was in the gloves.
Put cortaid on and pat it do not rub it in. I try to put it on as many times as i can or start to itch. The more the better.
Next some people will say this is wrong but it works for me. If i have poison ivy on arms or leggs i will take old sock cut toes out so it is like a sleeve. Then i put cortaid on poison ivy then put soick over it to keep it from spreading on clothes and blankets or moving on skin.
Most say never do this but it works. First you stop psreading oil every where and this stops spreading poison ivy. Second it keeps cortaid on poison ivy. It usualy takes longer to see results but i seem to stop the spread of it better this way. It grows a little under sock but then starts to go away. I stop the spread of it this way. I f i do not put sock over it i spread it more on my self so it is a good idea to try it.
Never burn poison ivy you can wind up in hospital with it in your lungs. Always throw it in garbage if you remove it from yard or it will grow back it you just cut it. Us a good weed killer but you will have to keeep killing it it seems to come back often.
Never rub pison ivy always pat dry when showering and pat cortaid on it.
Hope this helps make sure to try cortaid it works best for me and wash clothes and blankets often. You should be able to get rid of it in a week or 2.

Thanks for stoping in poison ivey. We will list ways to kill poisen ivey and treatments for poision ivey. Poision oak and poision ivy cures. poision sumac.