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Old 04-17-2018, 11:17 PM   #1
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Anyone got any secret products they know about? I got a steroid shot in the ole buttocks and got hooked up on some daily steroids, but it’s still spreading and still itching like crazy... I’m using tecnu extreme shower scrub, but I need something I can take to work.. any tips and tricks I’m open too...
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:17 PM   #2
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You’ve pretty much done all you can do. I honestly don’t know of anything else you could possibly do!


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Old 04-17-2018, 11:19 PM   #3
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Take a HOT shower as hot as you can until you can’t anymore then use Ajax dish soap and vigorously scrub affected areas once done air dry... I’m highly allergic and it’s the fastest acting quickest relief I’ve found! The Ajax soap has a degreaser in it that breaks down the oils that cause the irritation and spreading

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Old 04-17-2018, 11:24 PM   #4
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Hot shower is legit .
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:27 PM   #5
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Get another shot. I’ve had to have two many times. Second one usually does the trick.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:28 PM   #6
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:31 PM   #7
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Hot shower is right. Like Drop Dead said, take it as hot as possible. I scrub the infected areas with Zanfel. Scrub hard and it will make a huge difference. Zanfel helps remove the rash within a couple showers for me. You can get it at CVS and Walgreens.
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Old 04-17-2018, 11:38 PM   #8
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Hot shower is right. Like Drop Dead said, take it as hot as possible. I scrub the infected areas with Zanfel. Scrub hard and it will make a huge difference. Zanfel helps remove the rash within a couple showers for me. You can get it at CVS and Walgreens.
Zanfel is the bomb for poison ivy. I usually get near instant relief with it. Sometimes I have to apply it 2-3 times but it is great with stopping the itching.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:28 AM   #9
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I was told get bar soap like dove and rub it on and let it dry, supposedly takes the moisture out of it! I use to get it real bad and I had a prescribed cream that took it away in 2-3 days!


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Old 04-18-2018, 12:58 AM   #10
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distilled white vinegar/baking soda mix rub/scrub affected areas between mentioned showers
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:27 AM   #11
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I was told get bar soap like dove and rub it on and let it dry, supposedly takes the moisture out of it! I use to get it real bad and I had a prescribed cream that took it away in 2-3 days!


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I hate poison ivy and get it bad so I am always up for finding a new way to get
Over it quicker. I am curious though how does a “moisturizing bar” take the moisture out? If it works I am all for giving it a try.
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:36 AM   #12
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I hate poison ivy and get it bad so I am always up for finding a new way to get

Over it quicker. I am curious though how does a “moisturizing bar” take the moisture out? If it works I am all for giving it a try.


Maybe zest or Irish spring if that doesn’t work! Don’t know if it still moisturizes your skin if it’s dry lol


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Old 04-18-2018, 07:55 AM   #13
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Man I hate this stuff, I need to start spraying my ranch, it's getting thick in areas. I just hate killing everything drowning near it like the dewberries and other browse plants
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:10 AM   #14
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:16 AM   #15
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Run as hot of water as you can take over it for a few mins. Then dry it off and pour rubbing alcohol over it. It burns a little but it does stop the itch for hours to come.
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:08 AM   #16
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Hot shower! When I would get it when I was younger, my dad would smother me in mustard. No idea but the itch quit. Just make sure you do not get any mustard in your ear. you will be tasting it for a week
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Old 04-18-2018, 09:34 AM   #17
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Getting in the Ocean cures mine... If you can figure out the salt to water ratio of the ocean water then put in a tub it would cure it! I just happen to have it the last 2 times I was at the beach and it dried it up both times.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:51 AM   #18
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"Leaves of three, let it be."
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:08 AM   #19
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Has anyone ever seen poison ivy in the hill country? Been thinking about it and I don't think I have.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:15 PM   #20
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Has anyone ever seen poison ivy in the hill country? Been thinking about it and I don't think I have.
Uh yes !!
We have plenty around the farm near boerne, as a matter of fact I am thinking of throwing out a pair of shoes because I had to wade through some poison ivy today
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:22 PM   #21
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HOT shower, as hot as you can possibly stand. This helped me and eventually got rid of it after a couple of days of doing this.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:25 PM   #22
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I can't do steroid shots, so I try to prevent getting it as much as possible. After working around it, I use Dawn dish soap to get the oils off asap. This has seemed to help me.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:29 PM   #23
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Hot shower! When I would get it when I was younger, my dad would smother me in mustard. No idea but the itch quit. Just make sure you do not get any mustard in your ear. you will be tasting it for a week
What??????!!?!
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:46 PM   #24
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Dr tinctures mouth wash from walgreens. Put it on full strength no diluting. Also talk to your doc about getting a yearly vaccine. Im a believer.
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:53 PM   #25
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What??????!!?!
Next time you are with some buddies and one passes out, put some in their ear. They will hate you for awhile.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:21 PM   #26
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:23 PM   #27
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I dont know the name of it but i got it from a doctor in palestine named allen smith, he was my family doc. I am highly allergic and after a 3 round series of shots every spring i never got ot again... Until i moved and quit getting the shot.
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Old 04-29-2018, 06:16 PM   #28
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I can't do steroid shots, so I try to prevent getting it as much as possible. After working around it, I use Dawn dish soap to get the oils off asap. This has seemed to help me.
Dawn soap always works for me too.
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:08 PM   #29
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Dr will probably give another injection then put you on Prednisone. It makes me not sleep and I’m guessing feel like a meth head. I’ll get up at 2a and be doing kitchen chores
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:14 PM   #30
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scrub it till it bleeds and spray it with some carb cleaner. It will be gone in 2 days.

then put some mustard in your ear
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:25 PM   #31
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Zanfel is the bomb for poison ivy. I usually get near instant relief with it. Sometimes I have to apply it 2-3 times but it is great with stopping the itching.
This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:45 PM   #32
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when it comes to poison ivy the best offense is a good defense - once you get it and its bonded to your skin and started to react no amount of hot water or scrubbing will cure - I am highly allergic and my routine is to strip down and wash all cloths then take a COLD shower to keep pores closed and soap up with dish soap or rubbing alcohol if shower is not available (I keep rubbing alcohol in the truck in case I can't get to a shower in time) - the magic window for me to shower after being exposed to reduce/eliminate most systems seems to be around 4 hours

edit: once symptoms pop up your best bet is the steroid shot followed by a course of prednisone oral steroids and as another guy above mentioned you may want to go back for a second shot if you were heavily exposed

also, make sure to wipe down boots/truck seats/steering wheel/backpack/ANYTHING that may have come in contact with the plant directly or clothing that had fresh plant resin with rubbing alcohol

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Old 05-01-2018, 12:08 PM   #33
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I can't do steroid shots, so I try to prevent getting it as much as possible. After working around it, I use Dawn dish soap to get the oils off asap. This has seemed to help me.
Just curious why can't you get a steroid shot?
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:23 PM   #34
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I had in many times and tried several things, including shots and all ointments. Had it on my arms bad several years back. I was mixing concrete, setting posts in the pasture. I got concrete on a couple of large spots, when it dried it pulled all the moisture and stopped the itch. Seems a little wild, but it relieved the itch and dried the spots out. It worked for me. When I get it weeps and drains bad.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:18 PM   #35
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I started carrying some of the waterless orange hand scrub you get at auto store or hardware store. During the summer everytine I leave my ranch I scrub down with it on any exposed skin. I think it has helped as a preventative measure. Usually if I start itching it's too late and I have to let it run its course.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:24 PM   #36
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scrub it till it bleeds and spray it with some carb cleaner. It will be gone in 2 days.

then put some mustard in your ear
Brake parts cleaner works great also! I'm not sure about the mustard comment though.
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:11 PM   #37
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scrub it till it bleeds and spray it with some carb cleaner. It will be gone in 2 days.

then put some mustard in your ear
I see what you did there. I’m telling y’all it worked for me as a kid and my dad still does it. I stay far from that plant
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Old 05-01-2018, 02:21 PM   #38
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Chlorine will dry it up in hurry, been using it for 45 years but don't bathe in it.
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Old 05-01-2018, 04:15 PM   #39
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Need to find you some saline solution and wash down the open sores The saltier the better it dries out the oils Before all the flesh eating scares at the coast I would make a quick trip down south and soak in the saltwater for a while and wallah it would be gone before you know it Now I take Aveeno and make a paste and cover all sores also take showers/baths with Aveeno oatmeal soap
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