So its finally gone.
Well...it was gone several weeks ago..
Butt...i know the best and WORST ways of healing poison ivy now!
THINGS TO DO TO GET RID OF POISON IVY:
1.) Put some Clorox Bleach on a cotton ball and slowly wipe it on the poison ivy several (3-5) times a day.
NOTE: using bleach may discolor your skin for a few days but it will restore color after a week
2.) Using Calamine Lotion (pink chalky liquid) on poison ivy 3 times a day works great too!!
NOTE: Calamine Lotion may discolor your skin and or clothes if it gets on it also
3.) Use a poison ivy skin scrub in the shower, feels great and dries up the poison wonderfully
4.) Take cold showers until the ivy is gone, use scrub with cold water
WAYS TO PROLONG HAVING POISON IVY:
1.) This is a common MISCONCEPTION!!!! Taking hot showers will ONLY WORSEN Poison Ivy.
I have read many places where it says that hot showers help get rid of it but they could not be more wrong.YES it may feel like Santa just slapped you in the face on Christmas morning, in a good way, but it only allows your blood to rise to your skin level and take the poison ivy and disperse it across your ENTIRE body.
2.) DONT SCRATCH
3.) Do not expect to get rid of the ivy any less than four days unless you get a shot in the ol buttox.
4.) DONT exercise or do any activities that would allow you to sweat at all, because sweat and the rubbing of your clothing against your skin will only spread it.
I hope this has helped just a little bit, i know what you are going through. I would love to hear any suggestions for healing poison ivy faster as well!! God Bless and Have a wonderful Poison-Ivy-free Day