Treating Poison Ivy

I have poison ivy on my face and I have done all of the treatments and I believe that it is getting better. Well, I don't know if it's getting better because it's all dried up! Please tell me if that's good or bad. I need info.

By Bean-o from MA

May 10, 20110 found this helpful

I feel for you -- honestly! How long have you had the rash? Have you seen a doctor yet?

I got a horrible rash on my forearms several years back, and tried to deal with it. At a routine doctor's visit, I pointed it out to the doc (although it was finally healing up after over a month), and he said it looked like poison ivy. I had been doing some yard clean up, and I guess there was some dead poison ivy. He prescribed a steroid, and that helped finish clear it up more quickly.

I feel like it got better once it dried up, but it's been a while. I just know that I will never let it go so long again. I hate going to the doctor, but that rash was miserable. If you haven't visited your doc yet, please consider it. Hope you feel better soon!

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May 11, 20110 found this helpful

Wash your face with fals naptha soap.

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May 15, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, the fact that the rash is drying up is a very good sign. The liquid that comes out of the bumps is what spreads the rash. My entire family is extremely sensitive to poison ivy. Calamine never helped, but a gel called Rhuli-gel worked like a charm!

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