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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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.
I am really thankful for your advice about the water temperature. I took my son camping and both of us got poison ivy, he also got poison sumac. Usually, I can't control the spread of it at all; but, this time I 've been able to keep it toned some.
You're very welcome. Poison sumac is suppose to be even worse than poison ivy. I just got a case of it, that would not go away. I used the ivarest, and other recommendations. Until I wiped down my flip flip with rubbing alcohol, then it finally quit.
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.
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I've never used this remedy I wish I would of known about when my son kept getting it. Thank you.
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.