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what is your favorite poison ivy treatment?
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bleach
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Clorox, rubbing alcohol
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Ivarest! Rub it on, then don't rinse for 5 min. The menthol cools and makes you itch less. Follow up with globs of calamine lotion to dry it out! Make sure you wash your cloths in hot water to get the urushiol off or you'll just keep getting it. My brother and i had it all over our chests and legs from not cleaning our cloths good enough, then we scrubbed anything we touched with rubbing alcohol.

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For years i used peoples brew's ....Bleach, gas, hand, chorine, cleaner with Orange and scrub the poop out of it etc etc etc . Bla bla bla.

Just go to a drug store or wally world and get Teknu. It works! No pain! Its the best stuff I have ever used.
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+1 for Technu products. They have a wash to prevent it and a lotion/spray to treat it.
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None dont get it!...the wife and kid gets it when the wind blows...bleach,teknu...calimine, calydryl...they help but found nothing that really works for them

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Bleach for killing the stuff. I have also used metal serving spoons from the freezer or ice blocks. Place the cold spoon bowl on the ivy bumps and let it sit there until your skin warms it up. Be careful with this because the metal can stick to the skin if you pull it off while it is still cold. Takes the itch away, probably by deadening the nerve endings.

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I can get poison ivy looking at it in a book.
If I let it go a few days after I get it then its off to the doctors for corticosteroid pills.
I use the bleach and then Caladryl clear gel at first sight of the nasty bugger. I will take the burn of the bleach over that itch anytime.
I had a English Pointer that would give me poison ivy by rubbing up against me when we got home every time I took him hunting.
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