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Is there a natural remedy for poison ivy?


It seems that I get a wicked case of poison ivy every 7 years. I don't know why it happens in such a pattern, but it does. Creams don't work at all on it. The only thing that has ever been able to make it go away for me is Prednisone. Is there a natural home remedy out there to combat this? The 7 years is almost up.

 

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    Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht (artist101) 5 years ago

    Impatients, a common annual, is also an option. Break a stem, squeeze the juice from it, and apply to the affected area. Plant a pot full of them, before the season starts. I've used this remedy on many rashes, and it does work.


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    Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht (artist101) 5 years ago

    I've never used this remedy I wish I would of known about when my son kept getting it. Thank you.

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    Roberta McIlroy (landscapeartist) 5 years ago

    Mixing the two together makes sense. Spicenlove also suggested Jewelweed and Aloe. Thank you KristenK88 and Spicenlove. I'll try it, hopefully it will work. Let me know if you hear of others.

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    Roberta McIlroy (landscapeartist) 5 years ago

    I have never tried the last two ideas but I did try the first one. Unfortunately, the toothpaste didn't work for me. My doctor said that depends on your systems level of resistance. But, with me it is getting worse every time I get it.