Oh how I wish I would have heeded that advice!
I cut grass for someone the other evening and while weed eating I ran into a patch of poison ivy.
I came in contact with that same patch about a month ago when we removed some shrubs from that same yard. I managed to get a few small rashes then but I got it good this time around.
I immediately came home and showered up but evidently it was too late. I've got a big patch of it on my back and various places on my legs. (Next time I won't wear a tank top!)
I can deal with the ones on my legs but the spot on my back drives me nuts because it's about a 4" X 4" spot right in the center of my back and I can't reach it.
Hubby has been slathering me with Caladryl which helps but it needs repeated often and he's not always home to do that.
So tonight I tried something different.
Alcohol on a washcloth!
After showering and drying off I soaked a washrag with rubbing alcohol and then wiped it over as much of the rash as I could.
Did it burn??
Heck yeah but afterwards it felt so much better and several hours later I'm still itch-free plus the angry red rash doesn't look so angry now.
Do you have any tried and true remedies for poison ivy?
If you do I'd love to hear them.