I have poison ivy. Not this kind:
Apparently my brush clearing activities in the back yard last weekend involved rolling around in a poison ivy patch. I can never tell what’s poison ivy and what’s not. And I didn’t even think to look for it in my own backyard!
So I now have several patches of the dreaded rash on my body. Luckily I was wearing pants so my legs are mostly unharmed. Unfortunately I was wearing a tank top which means my arms and torso are now itching like crazy!
Does anyone have any home remedies I could try? So far I’ve been using hydrocortisone cream and Caladryl. I’ve also been swabbing rubbing alcohol all over several times a day to try to dry it out. I took an oatmeal bath the other night and that seemed to help. But nothing is making the rash GO AWAY.
Everything I’ve read online seems to say that the rash will just go away on it’s own. There’s not much I can do other than relieve the itching.
Anyone have any experience with getting rid of poison ivy rash? Any homemade concoctions? I’ll try anything!
P.S. Does anyone remember that Batman movie with Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy? Was that the one with George Clooney as Batman? I remember seeing it a looooong time ago. I like superhero movies but I remember that one was not so great. 🙂