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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Westmoreland county PA
Re: Poison Ivy and Oak
+1 on the hot water. It raises the histamines in your skin and until your body can build them up again the itch will be relieved. This is only a temporary solution, tho. You might have to take a dozen showers a day. Avoid bleach or physically sanding or grinding the rash off. Those are good routes to blood poisoning. If Zanfel doesn't work, that probably means the infection is systemic (more than 15% of the body covered, sores breaking out in places where the plant was never contacted, etc) and will probably require a prescription steroid.
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