Poison Ivy 101

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Poison Ivy 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Fri 2006-04-28, 13:28:51

So we can keep Mr. Moop out of the doctor's office and calamine baths, let's review...

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Identifying the rash…
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Remedies...
Recommended by GeaugaGarmin
Quick fix in the woods!
Mayo Clinic?
I have also used a Rx topical such as Cutivate.

Happy caching, with no itching!
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Fri 2006-04-28, 16:48:19

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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby WrongWayWendy » Fri 2006-04-28, 18:04:37

Claudia's (the health food store on Secor near Executive Parkway) has a tube of jewelweed lotion that works pretty good, especially if you put it on soon after you discover you have it
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby GoodDog » Fri 2006-04-28, 18:05:04

Too late. Hate this crap. :evil:

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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Fri 2006-04-28, 18:55:21

I'm one of the lucky people who never seems to be affected by poison ivy. I do get it occasionally, but I really have to be into the ivy to get it. Poison sumac is another thing all together though for me... Luckily, there isn't much of that around here.
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri 2006-04-28, 22:39:59

Never have had it either... And I know I have walked in it barefooted.

Never tried chewing it though!
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby TheMoops » Sat 2006-04-29, 01:31:07

I'm just getting over my first rash of 06. I may stay out of the woods till tomorrow. 8O

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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby McCombRef » Sat 2006-05-13, 06:52:23

I have always had good luck with a product called Rhuli-Gel. I haven't much luck locating it though. It is hard to find. When I do find it I buy 2-3 tubes of it so I don't run out very fast.

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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2006-05-13, 14:27:49

McCombRef wrote:I have always had good luck with a product called Rhuli-Gel. I haven't much luck locating it though. It is hard to find. When I do find it I buy 2-3 tubes of it so I don't run out very fast.


It looks like the reason you have had trouble finding it by that name, may be because Johnson & Johnson bought S.C. Johnson & Son who made RHULI Brand products back in 1998-9 and eventually changed the name to BAND-AID Anti-Itch Gel. Their web site also shows a spray available.

My brief research showed that many people agree with McCombRef as to its effectiveness for Poison Ivy. Of course we won't know if these rebranded priducts are as effective as the orginal RHULI Gel until someone like McCombRef volunteers to roll around in some Poison Ivy to test it out! :)

I just purchased a one of a kind product called Tick Release that helps remove ticks (about 25% back out on their own), so now it looks like I should add BAND-AID Anti-Itch Gel to my list of first aid items to add to my vehicle!
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Wed 2006-05-31, 02:50:56

Looking at my previous post and the rash on my left wrist, it looks like I should not have said anything! :oops: :( I think the oils got caught under a watch band, as the rash is almost a nice ring... I think I came in contact with it in my garden of all things. :?
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Wed 2006-05-31, 03:25:02

Well I hope I did not speak too soon either! We'll see what happens after our CITO event on the 10th!

Hurry up and buy some BAND-AID Anti-Itch Gel, before you geocahe in your backyard anymore!
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby TheBearclaws » Sat 2006-06-03, 11:19:55

I had a case on my forearms last year. When I asked the pharmacist what was best to use he rolled up his sleeves and showed me a worse case than mine. He told me a trick that worked pretty good. I would run water as hot as I could stand on the rash and it would burn and get redder at first as expected, then came a period of relief, no itching etc, it settlled it down. The pharmacist told me that the hot water tends to dry the skin out and this is what gives the relief. I dont think it speeded up the healing process as it seemed to run its course but it sure gave some relief.
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby BlackBrownDog » Sat 2006-06-03, 17:38:37

On Mythbusters they determined that Vodka applied to a rash is an ineffective old wives' tale being a PI remedy. When enough is consumed however, you no longer care bout your rash.
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby Stumpy75 » Sun 2006-06-04, 17:01:06

Anybody know where BAND-AID Anti-Itch Gel is available locally? I've tried Rite-Aid and Kroger with no luck.


Edit: Some Rite-Aids do carry it. The 1st one I stopped at did not, but the one near Wernerts Corners in West Toledo does.
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Re: POISON IVY 101

Postby McCombRef » Sun 2006-06-04, 17:04:58

GizmoGuy411 wrote:My brief research showed that many people agree with McCombRef as to its effectiveness for Poison Ivy. Of course we won't know if these rebranded priducts are as effective as the orginal RHULI Gel until someone like McCombRef volunteers to roll around in some Poison Ivy to test it out! :)



Should have tryed this when I knocked out Gibsonburg LAST (sorry, wrong thread) summer. I was covered in PI. :(


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